1938 Mrs. 2022

Mrs. Joyce Rochholz

February 17, 1938 — October 19, 2022

Joyce G. Rochholz was born Feb. 17, 1938, and passed away Oct. 19, 2022, at the age of 84 in Atlantic, Iowa. She was the second of five daughters born to Emanuel R. and Arlene Thompson Marquis. She graduated from Adair High School in 1956 and promptly married Harold A. Rochholz on May 16, 1956. The couple spent the next two years in North Carolina while Harold was serving in the Marine Corps. After his discharge, they returned home to Casey and began farming with Harold’s parents.

Their life together was a true partnership, whether working on the farm or in the home, they were always the happiest when they were together. They served their Thompson Township community together, he as a Trustee; she as the Clerk. They volunteered together at the Casey United Methodist Church.

Joyce enjoyed tending to her flower beds and gardening. She was also a very skilled baker, with pies and cakes as her specialties. She took great pride in watching her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids grow up and participate in various activities. And she loved all things connected to cats.

Joyce is survived by their children, Kathy (Rick) Parrott of State Center, Kris (Wade) Stubbs of Des Moines, and Jeff (Mary) Rochholz of Panora; grandchildren Jennifer (Matt) Jensen of State Center, Jason (Angela) Parrott of Lincoln, Mo., Mary Knutson of Windsor Heights, Holly Barrett of Ankeny, Andrew Barrett of Des Moines, and Grant, Aden and Kylie Rochholz of Panora; and great-grandchildren Devon and Dawson Parrott, Reilly and Reese Jensen and Mallory, Lucas and Calvin Knutson; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Harold.

A private graveside service will be held at Dalmanutha Cemetery near Casey, IA.

Memorials may be directed to the family in honor of Joyce, they will be designated at a later date to many of her favorite local organizations and charities. And may be mailed to the Schmidt Family Funeral Home P.O. Box 523, Atlantic, IA 50022.

Arrangements are handled with the Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Adair, IA.
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