Joyce Nuss

Joyce Nuss


Joyce J. Nuss, 83, of Tripoli, died Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at Tripoli Nursing & Rehab, following a recent cancer diagnosis.

Funeral services were held at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli on Monday, December 23, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dennis Niezwaag officiating. Interment was held Monday, 2 p.m. at Hawkeye Cemetery in Hawkeye. Visitation was held Sunday, December 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding the services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made in Joyce’s name to Grace Lutheran Church or Tripoli Nursing & Rehab, both in Tripoli. Online condolences may be left at Joyce Joan, daughter of Robert, Sr. and Bertha (Estrem) Weidemann was born September 27, 1936, at home, rural Hawkeye. She was baptized November 29, 1936, and confirmed April 2, 1950, both at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye. Joyce graduated from Randalia High School in 1954. On January 29, 1955, she was united in marriage with James Nuss at Trinity Lutheran Church and from this union two children were born, Terri and Mark. Joyce worked at O’Brien Sundries, E & L Sundries, the Tripoli Bowling Alley, and The Hub, all in Tripoli. Joyce was a long time active member of Grace Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school, was involved with the Women’s Circle, and along with her husband, Jim, served as custodians for the Church for seventeen years. She also served her community as a volunteer for elections. Joyce enjoyed board games, bowling, riding in the golf cart while Jim played, but her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family. Following Jim’s death, which occurred on March 10, 2017, Joyce moved to Cobblestone Court Assisted Living in Sumner and remained there until her recent move to Tripoli Nursing & Rehab.

Joyce is survived by her two children, Terri (Mark) Moeller of Tripoli, and Mark (Teresa) Nuss of West Union; four grandchildren, Lisa (Brook) Maher of Waverly, Michael (Anne) Moeller of Grimes, Trey (Allie) Nuss of Dike, and Reid (MacKenzie) Nuss of Dike; eight great-grandchildren, Jameson and Maddon Maher, Jack and Ben Moeller, and Charlie, Coleman, Kerrigan, and Cade Nuss; one brother Robert (Joan) Weidemann of Hawkeye; two sisters-in-law, Jane Voelker of Ferryville, Wisconsin and Betty Koenig of Elwood, Nebraska;  and one brother-in-law, Gene (Jane) Nuss of Hawkeye.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jim, she was preceded in death by her niece, Wendy Weidemann; sister-in-law, JoAnn Rudlong; and brother-in-law, Wayne Voelker.



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