Joyce Bucher Obituary

Joyce Ann Bucher
Joyce Ann Bucher

June 30, 1940 - July 5, 2021
Born in Detroit, Michigan
Resided in Ankeny, Iowa
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Joyce Ann Bucher of Ankeny, 81, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 5, 2021. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church at 10AM on Friday, July 9, 2021. A private family interment will be held at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Joyce was born in Detroit Michigan on June 30, 1940, to Gordon and Cecile (Fliss) Smithyman. She married Elden Bucher and together they raised two children, Carole and James.

She worked as a teacher and then stayed home to raise the kids. She had a beautiful voice and sang in the church choir for years. Joyce enjoyed bowling, golf, bridge, playing the piano, going to shows, and spending time with her family and friends.

Joyce loved her family dearly and was a kind and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She spent a lifetime showering them with support and unconditional love. Joyce will be missed and remembered fondly by all who had the good fortune to know her.

Joyce is survived by her children, Carole (Bradley) Marcsisak of Des Moines, and James (Kelly) Bucher of Ankeny; and four grandchildren, Cayley Ann Marcsisak, Anna Bucher, Grace Bucher, and Vivian Bucher. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elden Bucher, and her parents.

In Joyce’s memory, contributions may be made to the Animal Lifeline of Central Iowa.




Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Church
510 East 1st Street
Ankeny, IA US 50021
Friday, July 9, 2021
10:00 AM


Animal Lifeline of Iowa
4521 SE 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320