Plainview Chapel
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Plainview, MN 55964
507-534-2003
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Obituaries 2019
Joyce Marie Engler
Joyce Engler, of Elgin, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 26,
2020.
Joyce was born on February 24, 1933, in Viola, to Ervin and Leona
(Behnken) Rosolack. She attended school at Viola Country School, Elgin
Parochial School, and Elgin High School.
Joyce grew up on the family farm near Viola. She worked at Federated
Woolworths, Green Parrot, and Your Own Drycleaners. She met her lifelong
partner Don at the Pla-Mor, dancing. They married September 8, 1951 in
Elgin. They moved to California for a short time and then returned to
Rochester and Elgin area. Joyce worked for Waters Conley/Telex for over 30
years in Quality Control. Joyce retired in May 1996.
Joyce and Don enjoyed fishing & camping for many years. They loved to play
cards with their family and friends. Many hours were spent at the kitchen
table playing games of 500, Cribbage, 31, and marbles.
Joyce will always be remembered for her strawberry jam, chicken noodle
soup, and everyone was watchful of her wooden spoon.
Joyce is survived by her children; Terry (Jean) Engler of Elgin, Ron Engler of
Elgin, Rick (Patty) Engler of Wilson, WI, and Cindy (Dick) Decker of Iowa
Park, TX. They enjoyed all- 13 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren, and 4
great-great-grandchildren; and sibling Linda Nedbalek.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband (Don), her parents (Ervin and
Leona), brother (Lyle), sister (Audrey) and one grandson.
The family would like to thank the staff at Family Roots Elder Care (assisted
living) in Plainview for their care and support the past few months and also
Seasons Hospice.
A private graveside service at the Elgin Cemetery will be conducted at a later
date.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview is assisting the family with
arrangements. Schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com