In Memory of

Joyce E. Pauling

August 16, 1932 - July 6, 2011
Joyce Emily Pauling, the daughter of George and Josephine (Durmich) Puhrmann was born on August 16, 1932, in Meriden, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee County where she attended school and graduated from Larrabee High School in 1950. She then spent one year at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake. On August 26, 1951, Joyce was united in marriage to DuWayne Pauling. Joyce worked as a homemaker helping to raise their four children. She later worked for AEA 4 for 14 years as a bus driver. Joyce enjoyed sewing, crochet, and dancing. Most of all, she loved being around her family and friends. On July 6, 2011, Joyce passed away at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus at the age of 78. She was preceded in death by her parents; one very special brother-in-law, Arnold Carlson; and one very special sister-in-law, Sylvia Proehl. Joyce is survived by her husband of 59 years, DuWayne Pauling of Paullina, IA; four children: Kent (Terri) Pauling of Le Mars, IA, Cal (Marilyn) Pauling of Spirit Lake, IA, Beth (Patrick) Shea of Cedar Falls, IA, and Dawn (John) Gilles of Sioux City, IA; 14 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Carlson of Marcus; one brother, George (Heather) Puhrmann of Licking, MO; as well as several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Siloam Lutheran Church in Paullina, Iowa.
Pastor Elizaeth Pfeifle
A public gathering will begin at 4:00 P.M. Friday, with the family present from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Friday night at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus. There will be a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. Friday night at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Heartland Care Center in Marcus or the Alzheimer's Association
"I Am But A Stranger Here" "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" by the congregation
Prairie View Cemetery Paullina, Iowa


Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Thinking of you all at this difficult time. May you have comfort in many special memories of a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, & great grandmother.”
- Del & Lola Beyer
Friday, July 8, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“The Pauling Family,

My sincerest sympathy for your loss. I remember the enjoyment my mom and dad had spending time with Joyce and DuWayne. Blessings to you all now and always.

- Bob Keyser
Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Duwayne and family, I just heard about your loss and wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Joyce was a very special lady. I can still see her smile and hear her laugh. I know Mom and Dad enjoyed their time with her. My Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.”
- Terry Medick Borkenhaen
Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I was a classmate of Joyce from Larrabee. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. My sincere sympathy.
- Patricia (Pat) Gloss Ducommun
Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“Our deepest Sympathy to Joyce's family. So very sorry to hear of her passing. She was a dear person and will be missed by all who knew her. May God give you all the strength to carry on. God bless you at this most difficult time in your life.”
- Orville & Mary Kay Nagel
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 12:00 AM
“I am so very sorry to hear that my cousin Joyce has passed away. I enjoyed the correspondence we had. I know how much she will be missed, and my thoughts are with you all.”
- Marilyn H. Whiteman
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