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Joyce Sittler

Friday, May 25, 2012
3:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Hartley Funeral Home Chapel
830 2nd St. N.E.
Hartley, IA 51346

Saturday, May 26, 2012
10:30 AM
United Methodist Church
361 N. 8th Ave. West
Hartley, IA 51346

Special Services:
Family will be present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for family vistiation hours on Friday at the Funeral Home Chapel.

Joyce Louise (Adams) Sittler, the daughter of Omer and Hattie (Fliss) Adams, was born on a farm north of Everly, IA in Dickinson County. She received her education in country schools near her home. Joyce lived with her parents on farms near Everly, IA, Montgomery, IA and Ocheyedan, IA.

She was united in marriage to Delbert Wayne Sittler on March 29, 1948 in the parsonage of the United Methodist Church in Hartley. The couple were blessed with two children: Dennis and Darla. The couple were engaged in farming together on a farm eight miles northeast of Hartley. In 1980 Joyce and Delbert retired from farming and moved to Hartley. Delbert passed away on November 17, 2010. Joyce passed away at the Primghar Rehab and Care Center in Primghar on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the age of 87.

Joyce was a member of the Hartley United Methodist Church for many years. She enjoyed sewing, embroidery, playing cards, gardening, doll collecting, raising chickens, cooking and baking.

She was preceded in death by her parents Omer and Hattie Adams, three brothers: Kenneth, Wayne and Dale Adams; and one sister Shirley Raabe.

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Dennis Sittler of Hartley, and her daughter Darla Petersen (Patrick Hayes) of Woodland Park, Colorado; two grandchildren, Jamie Petersen of Colorado Springs, CO and Trevor Petersen of Woodland Park, CO; two sisters: Carol (Dean) Riessen of Spencer, IA and Nyla Anderson of Needles, CA; three sisters-in-law, Hazel Rons of Hartley, Nancy (Donald) Selby of Bellevue, NE and Joyce Fahlenkamp of Lake Park, IA; other relatives and friends.
Celebrating the life of
Joyce L. Sittler
Born ~ July 14, 1924
Died ~ May 23, 2012
Age ~ 87 years 10 months 9 days

Funeral Service
10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 26, 2012
United Methodist Church
Hartley, Iowa

Officiating ~ Rev. Cory Flanigan
Organist ~ Bonnie Linder
Soloist ~ Rod Ahrenstorff
“Amazing Grace”
Congregational Singing
“How Great Thou Art” #77
“Hymn of Promise” #707

Rodney Raabe LeRoy Raabe Dean Riessen
Keith Koele Joe Adams Raymond Buse Jim Fliss

Honorary Pallbearers
Dean Adams Marlin Adams Norman Selby Mike Reed Don Woods
Steve Reed Craig Koele Brian Selby Ron Sittler Charles Anderson Robert Anderson Michael Anderson Floyd Anderson III Kip Petersen

Randy Menke

Pleasant View Cemetery
Hartley, Iowa

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