Joyce Ann Blumel, 83, died at Lake Andes Healthcare Center in Lake Andes on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Memorial services were held Wednesday, January 10, at 2 p.m. at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Lake Andes.  Graveside Services will be Friday, Feb. 9, at St. Benedict's Cemetery with Fr. Mark Cyza officiating.
Joyce Ann Blumel was born on Jan. 1, 1935, to Robert and Mina (Kastner) Funke in Nebraska City.
She graduated from Nebraska City High School in 1952 and attended Peru State in Peru.
She worked as bookkeeper at various car dealerships in Nebraska City.
On Aug. 8, 1955, she married William "Bill" Blumel at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Nebraska City.
The couple moved to Omaha where Joyce worked as bookkeeper at Natelson's Clothing Store.
In 1998, they moved to the north bay area near Pickstown, S.D.
Bill died on Nov. 6, 2014. Joyce enjoyed crafts, creating things, crocheting, fishing with Bill, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Lake Andes and an extension group in Lake Andes.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Blumel and husband, Ron Finkel of Scottsdale, Ariz., son, Daniel Blumel of Omaha, two brothers, Thomas (Dorothy) Funke of Nebraska City, and Steven (Dottie) Funke of Omaha, two granddaughters, Paula Jean (Nathan) Thurston of Rathdrum, Idaho, and Sydney Blumel of Omaha, two great grandsons, Landon and Grahm Thurston of Rathdrum, Idaho, and daughter-in-law, Heather Blumel of Omaha.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, David, and brother, Robert.
Condolences may be left at www.gudefuneralhomes. com.
Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.