Feb. 7, 1944 - May 7, 2013
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WAKARUSA - Joyce E. Aessa, 69, passed away on Tuesday, May 7th surrounded by her family. Joyce was born on February 7, 1944 in Plymouth, IN as the daughter of Loren D. and Ethel (Zehner) Berkey. She was preceded in death by her parents. On March 31, 1972 she married Michael A. Aessa. Surviving are her husband, Michael; sons, Ali (Traci) Aessa of Osceola and Jamal Aessa of Wakarusa; a sister, Janet (Karl) Veevaete of Mishawaka and a brother, Ronald (Kathy) Berkey of Wakarusa. Joyce was an Art Teacher for Concord Community Schools for 40 years. She retired in 2006. Visitation for Joyce will be on Friday, May 10 from 2 to 6 p.m. in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. Private family services will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Concord Community Schools Art Program, 59040 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, IN 46517. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit our website at www.hahnfuneralhomes.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune on May 9, 2013