Joyce Juhl passed away peacefully on September 16, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Lincoln, Illinois, the daughter of Leonard and Eugenia Juhl. Her beloved daughter Kara (1975-1995) was the love of her life. Imagine their joyous reunion at the gates of Heaven!
Joyce received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Illinois and was a lifelong Illini fan. She later earned her Master’s Degree from Michigan State University and was a teacher and principal for 35 years before retirement.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL. Joyce was also active in the Lincoln Women’s Club and volunteered at the local hospital gift shop, the Humane Society of Logan County, and the Pink Shutter Thrift Shop. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Lincoln Park Center.
Joyce is survived by her brother Gary (Debbie) Juhl and niece Amy (Jeff) Sanders, all of San Antonio, TX; nephew Todd (Jennifer) Juhl of Scottsdale, AZ; and 5 great-nieces - Maya, Rachel, and Leah Sanders and Avery and Emerson Juhl. In addition, Joyce had many friends with whom she shared a deep caring relationship. Her faithful furry companion Bailey also brought her much joy!
There will be a Memorial Service (no visitation) at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1409 Pulaski Street, in Lincoln on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM. There will be time for a gathering of friends after the service at Immanuel. A private burial service will be held at Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Joyce’s name to Kara Leigh Broughton Memorial Scholarship Fund Western Illinois University 1 University Circle, Sherman Hall 303, Macomb, IL 61455. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.