Joyce Tower

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Joyce Marie Tower

Grand Ledge

Joyce Marie Tower, 87, of Grand Ledge died in her home July 26, 2014. She was born October 7, 1926 in Saginaw, MI to John and Beatrice Schroeder. She married her best friend Robert Doorn Tower on May 31, 1947, who preceded her in death.

Joyce was the beloved mother of Susan (Charles) Bowling of Grand Ledge, James (Maryanne) Tower of Mattawan and Kristen (Ryan) Snoddy of Kokomo, IN; also the beloved grandmother of Christian Bowling and Evan Bowling both of Chicago, IL, Taylor Anderson of East Lansing, Adria Snoddy of Indianapolis, IN, Aaron Snoddy of Kokomo, IN, Samantha Tower and Alexandra Tower both of Mattawan.

Joyce's parents and dear younger sister Sharon Dietzel preceded her in death.

Joyce lived with breast cancer for ten years, strengthened by her faith along with her sense of humor. Due to the efforts of the professionals at both Sparrow's Cancer Center and Hospice Care Services and also the support of family and friends, she was able to witness numerous accomplishments of her grandchildren and demonstrate her faith. Joyce often expressed gratitude for a long and happy life.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 7740 W. St. Joseph Hwy., Lansing, with interment at Deepdale Memorial Gardens, Lansing.  Visitations will be Tuesday, July 29th from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Peters & Murray Funeral Home in Grand Ledge.  Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Hills Luther Church.  Online condolences may be shared at

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Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E Jefferson St
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
(517) 627-2147
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Published in Lansing State Journal from July 29 to Aug. 3, 2014
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