MARCUS -- Joyce A. Cline, 75, of Marcus, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus.
Joyce Arlene Cline was born July 2, 1929, at Marcus, the daughter of Albert H. and Grace Elsie Cecelia (Wienk) Dorr. She was raised and educated in Marcus until her family moved to Bellevue, Neb., during World War II. Joyce graduated from Bellevue High School in 1946. Following the war she returned to Marcus.
On Sept. 25, 1948, Joyce and Donald G. Cline were united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus. The couple made their home in Marcus where Joyce began her career as a secretary/bookkeeper at the Dorr Elevator. She would later work as a teller at Farmer's State Bank and as a bookkeeper at Farmer's Coop Oil and Marcus Oil.
Joyce was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. She taught Sunday School, worked with the Braille Workers Workshop, Ladies' Aid, LWML, and was a charter member of the Mary and Martha Society. Joyce also sang in the choir and sang for many weddings and funerals. She enjoyed traveling, the outdoors, reading and flower gardening.
Joyce was an avid Atlanta Braves baseball fan. She particularly liked the Iowa countryside with its varied cropland and foliage.
Survivors include her mother, Grace E. Dorr of Marcus; a brother, Paul Dorr and his wife Carolyn of Bonita Springs, Fla.; her children include a son, Mark D. Cline of Sioux Falls, S.D., a son, Stephen J. Cline and his wife, Alana, of Ft. Collins, Colo., and a daughter, Julie Dhabalt of Marcus. She is also survived by her five granddaughters, Adrianne Walker and her husband, Kevin, of Des Moines, Jessica Glendening and her husband, Ryan, Shannon Cline and Noelle Cline, all of Lawrence, Kan., and Emily Dhabalt of Marcus; a great-granddaughter, Anabelle Walker of Des Moines; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Anderson of Beverly Hills, Fla., and Carol Dorr of Poplar Bluff, Mo.
She was preceded in death by her father; her husband Donald in 1987; and two brothers, Conrad and Norman.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. The Rev. James Gruber will officiate. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, rural Marcus. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Earnest-Rohde Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral.