Joyce Landheer

Joyce Landheer, 90, of Buffalo Center, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2024 after a life well-lived and loved. A celebration of life service was held Thursday, June 27 at the First Reformed Church in Buffalo Center.

Joyce Lorraine Landheer was born on October 8, 1933 to Gaylord and Alive Thompson in Elmore, Minnesota. She was the second child and had six siblings: Robert, Navonne, Darlene, Janet, Janice and Allan.

Joyce and Alvin Landheer were married on November 28, 1954 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, Minnesota. They had five children: Sheryl, Mark (Deb), Coleen, Kimberly and Suzanne (Steve Conlan).

Joyce was a stay-at-home mom, her most important job until her children finished school. She enjoyed her time at Miller Pharmacy in Buffalo Center prior to spending numerous years assisting customers with their shoe selections at her sister’s store, The Shoe Tree, in Blue Earth.

Joyce was a wonderful grandmother to Alyssa (Brad Kemnitz), Erin, Emily, and Morgan; and GiGi to Alyssa’s boys — Jace, Asher, and Kenton. Joyce leaves behind a legacy of kindness, gratitude, generosity, and resiliency that will forever resonate in our hearts.

In addition to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, Joyce is survived by her sisters: Navonne Pilgrim-Bosma (Ray), Darlene Huston, Janice Sonich (Jerry); brother Allan Thompson (Nancy); sister-in-law Rosemary Thompson Hardy; brother-in-law Dick Zuehlke; Alvin’s siblings, Donald Landheer (Linda) and Doretta Logemann. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; brother Robert Thompson; sister Janet Zuehlke; brothers-in-law Dean Pilgrim, Nyle Huston and Wallace Logemann.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations being provided to the First Reformed Church, 401 1st Street, Buffalo Center, IA 50424 or to North Iowa Food for Families, PO Box 124, Buffalo Center, IA 50424.

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