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Joyce Thompson

January 8, 1940 ~ November 4, 2022 (age 82) 82 Years Old


Joyce Elaine Thompson was born January 8, 1940, to Ralph and Gertrude (Miedema) Van Brogen, in Pella, Iowa.  She passed away at The Cottages in Pella on November 4, 2022, four years to the day of her husband’s passing. Joyce grew up and attended grade school and high school in Pella.

Joyce met Paul W. Thompson in the Honey Bee Café in Oskaloosa.  They were married on July 21, 1956, in Ottumwa.  Together they had four children: Rick, Kelly, Marty and Cindy. Joyce worked at Pella Canning Company, Pella Manufacturing, Hilltop, and Pella Community Schools. She loved being a “Lunch Lady” at Webster School and took much pride in being the crossing guard at Lincoln School.

Joyce cherished the time she spent with her kids and grandkids. They lived in and around Pella their married life. Joyce enjoyed fishing, crocheting, camping mushroom hunting, traveling and occasionally she enjoyed going to Prairie Meadows.  

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Paul, parents Ralph and Gertrude Van Brogen, parents-in-law LeRoy and Mattie (Tusing) Thompson, sister Helen Blommers brother: Donald Van Brogen, brother-in-law Marvin Blommers, sister-in-law Jean Van Brogen, and nephew Mark Blommers.

Family of Paul and Joyce

Rick Thompson, Oskaloosa

            Lisa and Joshua Roose

                        Colten Goemaat

                        Mackenna Goemaat

                        Blake Roose

                        Hayden Roose

            Jeremy and LaDonna Langstraat

                        Hannah and Kyle Sykes

                                    Melanie, Lillian

                        Tiera Langstraat

                        Drew Bartels

                        Alex Bartels

            Jessica and Shallom Doty

                        Mercedes, Taylor,  Pyper

            Erica and Ryan Groom

                        Libby, Ryan, Aydan, Ely

Kelly Thompson, Pella

            Chasity and John Todd

                        Cason, Marisa, Aaron, Madison

Marty and Lila Thompson, Drakesville

            Mark Thompson


            Charlie and Katey Thompson

                        Carter, Lexi, Paxton

            Jennifer and Jeremy Sample

                        Madalyn, Zaylie

Cindy and Dana Doty, Pella

            Christopher and Jillian Doty


            Heidi and Stephen Patton

                        Asher, Ingrid, Eliza

            Andrew and Kortny Doty



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Public Visitation
November 9, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
November 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219


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