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Joyce Beutler

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Joyce E. Beutler


Joyce Elaine (Stork) Beutler was called to her "station" in heaven August 21, 2014, at the age of 87.

Joyce was born in Saginaw, MI on February 22, 1927 to the late Stanley and Ethel (White) Stork.  It was in Saginaw that Joyce's father operated a popular men's barber shop, and it was there that she grew up and attended Saginaw City Schools.  She graduated from Saginaw High in 1945.  She went on to attend the-then Bay City Junior college and took special courses at the-then MSC in East Lansing.  During her time at MSC she met Hervey F. Beutler, whom she married June 23, 1951, during Hervey's two years of military duty.  Together, Joyce and Hervey shared 63 wonderful years, which was celebrated most recently.  Joyce earned her teaching certificate and graduated from Central College in Mt. Pleasant with her teaching degree.  She went on to teach at Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District and Saginaw Township Community Schools, and retired still very much dedicated to education.

During her leisure time Joyce enjoyed traveling and made her way to places such as Hawaii, Badlands, Mt. Rushmore, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Northern Michigan.  She especially enjoyed the Grand Traverse area, Beulah and Mackinac Island.  Joyce was also fond of chocolate, sewing, and Agatha Christie novels, and was immensely dedicated to her family, to whom she cared for very much.

Surviving to cherish her memory are husband, Hervey, and daughter, Sherri Beutler.

A funeral service for Joyce will be held Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11:00AM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel. 

Those wishing to make contributions in Joyce's memory may do so to the following: McLaren Home Health/Hospice, 2815 S. Pennsylvania Ave, Ste. 4, Lansing, MI 48910; Salvation Army, 2030 N. Carolina St, Saginaw, MI 48602; Salvation Army, 525 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912.

On line condolences or memories may be shared with the family at www.greastlansing.com.

Published in Lansing State Journal on Aug. 24, 2014
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