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Joyce A. Engels

January 12, 2018

VIOLA, Ill. — Joyce A. Engels, 91, of Viola, Illinois, died Friday, January 12, 2018, at Trinity Rock Island.

Funeral services will be Monday, January 15, at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Burial will be in Viola Cemetery. Memorials may be left for Joy First Baptist Church.

Joyce was born July 19, 1926, in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a daughter of Clarence and Eunice Quinn Skailand. She married Bernard J. “Bernie” Engels on September 28, 1946, in Rock Island. They were married until his death on July 8, 2008. Joyce was a homemaker. In her free-time, she enjoyed crafting, reading, camping and birdwatching. Her greatest joy was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Joyce was a member of Joy First Baptist Church and Fort Armstrong Camping Club.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Linda Engels, and Kenneth Engels, all of Viola, Illinois; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Cory Engels; and sisters, Dorothy Timper and Geri Gerdts.

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