Joyce Freshwater

Sep 22, 2020
Freshwater, Joyce cropped


Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2020, at the Kearns Funeral Home, 3146 Kimball Avenue.


for an hour before the service Friday


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


Cedar Bend Humane Society


Joyce Freshwater, 84, of Waterloo and Rochester, MN, died Tuesday, Sept. 22 at Martin Health Center of Western Home Communities. She was born Aug. 23, 1936, in Waterloo, daughter of Lyle and Viola Loy Walensky. Joyce graduated in 1954 from Barron High School, Barron, WI. She married Earl E. Freshwater Feb. 17, 1956, in Waterloo, he died December 4, 2012.


Joyce worked in the office at Borden's Soy Processing in Waterloo, managed Waterloo Airport’s Convair Room, was office manager for Lohnes Photography in Waterloo, and then Elle’s Color Portraits in Rochester, retiring in 2005. However, Joyce felt being a mother was her most important job. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and especially traveling with Earl in their motorhome across the USA.


Joyce is survived by her children, Jeff (Tina) Freshwater of Hudson‚ Marty (Liz) Freshwater of Waterloo‚ Kim (Mark) Aarsvold of Polk City, Lori Moeller of Waterloo, Rick (Dawn) Freshwater of Rochester, MN; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren; Katlyn Freshwater, Ben (Kenzie) Freshwater and their two children Karsyn and Bennett, Elliott (Amela) Moeller, Marcus Aarsvold, Spencer Moeller, Luke Freshwater, Sydni Moeller, Owen Freshwater, Faith Freshwater, and Mallorie Freshwater; two step-grandchildren, Justin Aarsvold and Jill Aarsvold; sister, Bette Rae Laird, Ocala‚ FL; brothers, Ted (Laurie) Matthys, Chetek‚ WI, Joe (Ingrid) Heinen, Waterloo. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant sister Jesse Nora Stewart, grandson, Greg Freshwater and brother Russ Matthys.

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