Obituaries

Joyce Freshwater

Sep 23, 2020
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Services

1:00 PM, Friday, Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel

Visitation

An hour before services

Cemetery

Garden of Memories Cemetery

Memorials

Cedar Bend Humane Society

Biography

     Joyce Freshwater, 84, of Waterloo and Rochester, MN, died Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Martin Health Center of Western Home Communities.

     She was born Aug. 23, 1936, in Waterloo, daughter of Lyle and Viola Loy Walensky. Joyce graduated in 1954 from Barron High School, WI. She married Earl E. Freshwater Feb. 17, 1956, in Waterloo; he died Dec. 4, 2012.

     Joyce worked in the office at Borden's Soy Processing in Waterloo, managed Waterloo Airport’s Convair Room, office manager for Lohnes Photography in Waterloo, and then Elle’s Color Portraits in Rochester, retiring in 2005. However, Joyce felt being a mother was her most important job. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and especially traveling in their motorhome across the USA.

     Joyce is survived by her children, Jeff (Tina), Hudson‚ Marty (Liz), Waterloo‚ Kim (Mark) Aarsvold, Polk City‚ Lori Moeller, Waterloo, Rick (Dawn), Rochester; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren; Katlyn Freshwater, Ben (Kenzie Freshwater and their two children Karsyn and Bennett, Elliott (Amela) Moeller, Marcus Aarsvold, Spencer Moeller, Luke Freshwater, Sydni Moeller, Owen Freshwater, Faith Freshwater, and Mallorie Freshwater; two step-grandchildren, Justin Aarsvold and Jill Aarsvold; sister, Bette Rae Laird, Ocala‚ FL; brothers, Ted (Laurie) Matthys, Chetek‚ WI, Joe (Ingrid) Heinen, Waterloo.  She was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Jesse Nora Stewart; grandson, Greg Freshwater; brother, Russ Matthys. Services 1:00 PM, Friday, Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel with visitation for an hour before services. Burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cedar Bend Humane Society. Visit www.KearnsFuneralService.com.


     She is preceded in death by her parents; infant sister, Jesse Nora Stewart; grandson, Greg Freshwater; brother, Russ Matthys.

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  1. Stacey and Tami Wilson | Sep 23, 2020

     

    Jeff and Marty,

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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