Joyce E. Hensyel, 76, Topeka, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019.
Joyce was born August 4, 1943 in Buffalo Center, IA, the daughter of Nickolas and Edna (Leonard) Thomsen. She graduated from Lakota High School in Lakota, IA. She also attended Mankato Business College.
She worked for Josten’s Yearbook for over 15 years, retiring in 2005.
Some of her favorite activities were fishing, crossword and jigsaw puzzles; but her favorite was spending time with her grandchildren and watching their various activities.
Joyce married Bill Hensyel on October 10, 1971 in Buffalo Center, IA. He survives. Other survivors include their children, Nikki Hensyel, Brian (Sherri) Hensyel; grandchildren, Collin, Ethan and Avery Hensyel, all of Topeka; siblings, Marlene (Bob) Sheldahl, Karen Larson, Charlene (Garry) Spear, Richard “Butch” (Barb) Thomsen; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Larry Thomsen.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Dove Southwest Chapel, 3700 SW Wanamaker Road. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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