Joyce Elaine Rempe was born April 13, 1943, to Lester and Edna (Brummel) Klein, in Leighton, Iowa. Joyce grew up in Mahaska County, and attended Madison Center Grade School, and Lacey and North Mahaska High School.
On January 18, 1963, she was united in marriage to Clarence Rempe in Oskaloosa. To this union, four children were born: Mark, Bruce, Brenda, and Vickie.
Joyce was a secretary for Midwest Sanitation and also worked in the Pella school food service and managed the high school concessions. Joyce liked to crochet and sew, particularly Dutch costumes. She loved gospel music festivals, camping - especially on the north shore of Lake Superior, and most of all family gatherings. In her later years, she and Clarence enjoyed their “front porch fellowship.”
Joyce was a member of Trinity Church, where she served on various committees, and went on work trips to Texas/Mexico.
Joyce is survived by her husband Clarence and their family:
Mark and Lori Rempe, Ankeny
Dr. Kelsi Rempe
Taelor and Adrian Gibson – baby due in September
Bruce and Mabel Rempe, LaPorte City
Laura Rempe and fiancé TJ Freeland
Brenda and Wayne Stahl, Belmond
Nathan and Elizabeth Stahl
Vickie and Dave Van Donselaar, Oskaloosa
Ema and Josh McBrayer
Kalyn and TJ Van Maaf
Adi, Canaan, Peter, Solomon
Mathew and Morgan Van Donselaar
Andrew Van Donselaar
She is also survived by her sister Marcia Van Maanen of Oskaloosa and her siblings-in-law John and Norma Rempe of Centennial, Colorado, and Sally and Dale Malloy of Oskaloosa.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Edna Klein, grandson Joshua Stahl, and brother-in-law Alvin Van Maanen.
Lake View Camp
P.O. Box 836, Pella IA 50219