Joyce Hyzer Obituary

Joyce  Hyzer
Joyce Hyzer
Joyce Hyzer

September 22, 1925 - June 15, 2010
Born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Joyce Hyzer, passed away June 15, 2010 at Taylor House, of cancer. She was 84 years old.

Joyce was born on September 22, 1925 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the youngest daughter of Ross and Josephine (Maxam) Kleinheinz. Joyce met and married Bill Hyzer in Sioux Falls after he returned from military service in World War II. In 1954, Joyce and Bill moved to West Des Moines, which became their permanent home and where they raised their family.

Joyce was a fountain of optimism and enthusiasm. She loved animals and always had pets close by. She enjoyed traveling; favorite destinations earlier in her life were the lakes of central Minnesota and later ocean cruises. Joyce was a fan of all sports; recent doctors' visits were an unwelcome interruption of basketball replays on the Big 10 network. Joyce was an avid and accomplished bridge player. She loved to read and could be counted on to have strong opinions on the events of the day.

Joyce is survived by her sons, Mike (Terri) Hyzer of West Des Moines and Tom (Keesia) Hyzer of Madison, WI. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jessica, Ross, Andrew and Erika; one great-granddaughter, Alma; an aunt and several nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Daisy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, as well as by her parents and sisters, Connie and Barbara.

A memorial gravesde service is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 7, at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, IA. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Rescue League of Iowa.


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Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA US 50265
Saturday, August 7, 2010
10:00 AM