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Joyce (Perry) von Rentzell

September 3, 1939 ~ August 23, 2017 (age 77)

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August 25, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
255 East 1st Street
Earlham, IA 50072

Funeral Service
August 26, 2017

10:30 AM
First Presbyterian Church
255 East 1st Street
Earlham, IA 50072

Joyce L. von Rentzell, age 77, of Earlham, died suddenly Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Des Moines.  Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday with Funeral services 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Earlham.  Burial will be in the Earlham Cemetery.

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Joyce's Life Story

Joyce Lavonne, the daughter of Luther Tom and Aleta Marie (Lewis) Perry, was born on September 3, 1939 in Harrison Township, Adair County, Iowa.  Joyce grew up in Greenfield, Iowa and graduated from high school there with the Class of 1957.

On June 7, 1958 Joyce married her husband, Albert Dean von Rentzell at the Ernest Kirlin Home in Newton, Iowa.  To this union they had three sons, Tom, David and Terry.  Together they made their home Earlham, Iowa 

Joyce worked in the Group Pension Department at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines for 27 years, retiring in 2001.  Following retirement she enjoyed genealogy, crocheting, and going to the casinos.  Joyce was also an avid football fan watching the Iowa Cyclones, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

She is survived by her sons, Tom of Earlham, Dave (Pam) of Van Meter, and Terry  of Earlham; and six granddaughters, Kayleigh, Taylor, McKaila, McKenna, McKenzie and Shelby.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean, on June 27, 2010; and siblings, Randall Perry, Karen Schleiffarth, and Bethol Perry in infancy.

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