JOYCE ELAINE DUTTWEILER GORTE, 87
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WINTER HAVEN - Joyce Elaine Duttweiler Gorte, born Sept. 19, 1926, and died Nov. 11, 2013, of natural causes.
The younger daughter of Rev. & Mrs. H.E. Duttweiler, she graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in medical technology. She married David Alex Gorte in 1948 in Pigeon, Michigan. Her father performed the ceremony. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, serving in many capacities. She enjoyed cooking, needlework, and sports, especially the Detroit Tigers and the MSU Spartans.
She is survived by son Paul (Suzanne) of Joliet; son Ross (Julie) of Durham, N.H.; daughter Jean (Gordon Charlton) of Dale City, VA; and daughter Anne of Winter Haven. She has six grandchildren.
The family is planning a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery where she will be inurned with her late husband.
Any memorials should be sent to First United Methodist Church of Lake Alfred.
Published in Ledger from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16, 2013