Joyce C. Dekker, age 91, of Sheboygan, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2022, at Sheboygan Senior Community where she had been a resident for the last two years. She was born in Sheboygan on January 6, 1931, to the late Edward and Classina (Munnik) Verhage. After high school, Joyce went on to graduate from Milwaukee County Nursing School in 1952.
On August 23, 1952, Joyce was united in marriage to Jacob Dekker. Jacob preceded her in death on June 19, 2010. They were faithful members of Bethany Reformed Church in Sheboygan, serving in many capacities. For many years, Joyce was the organist, sang in the choir and was a part of the women’s guild. She worked at Sheboygan Memorial Hospital in the 1-K until her retirement where she then worked at Pine Haven for several years.
Joyce is survived by her children, Timothy (Katherine) Dekker, Steven (Trudy) Dekker, Heidi Horesovsky, and Dale (Sara) Dekker; grandchildren, Emma, Rachel, Meg, and Kate; step-grandchildren, Stephanie, Elizabeth, and Patrick; and 6 great step-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Along with her husband and parents, Joyce was preceded in death by a grandson Vadim Dekker; a sister Kathleen (James) Baalke and a brother-in-law Clarence Kussard.
A Memorial Service for Joyce will take place at 3:00 PM on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Bethany Reformed Church, 1315 Washington Ave. in Sheboygan, with Rev. Steve Bakker officiating. Family will greet visitors at church on Saturday from 2:00 PM until the time of the service. She will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery in Oostburg.
Memorial donations can be made in Joyce's name to Bethany Reformed Church for music.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Sheboygan Senior Community for the loving care of their mother.
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