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May 11, 1932 - September 12, 2021

A service in witness to Joyce’s life and faith will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Texas Corners Bible Church, 7780 S. 8th St, Kalamazoo. Friends may call on the family following the service at the church.  Joyce will be laid to rest at Vicksburg Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Kalamazoo Gospel Mission or Kindred Hospice, c/o the funeral home.

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Age 89, passed away Sunday night, September 12, 2021. Joyce was born in Kalamazoo on May 11, 1932, the daughter of John and Wilhelmina (Wiessner) Kroll.  On May 23, 1952, she married John Wolthuis who survives her. She worked for many years at the Upjohn Company. Joyce was an avid reader, and especially liked Christian fiction literature.  She was a devoted follower of Jesus and looked forward to worship every week at Texas Corners Bible Church, where she was a member. She was a collector of dolls and Holly Hobby figurines. Besides her husband, Joyce is survived by sons, Steven (Deborah) Wolthuis of Vicksburg, Mark (Michele) Wolthuis of Vicksburg, Timothy (Lynette) Wolthuis of Vickburg; 7 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and countless friends. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant grand daughter.