Joyce Marie Kolbeck, 88

Joyce Marie Kolbeck, 88, of Allegan passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, at Ely Manor.

Born Dec. 1, 1930, in Otsego, she was the daughter of the late Leonard Persley and Hazel (VanHouten) Brown and was the wife of the late Eugene Arthur Meade and Alois Kolbeck. 

When she was not tending to the variety of animals on her mini hobby farm, she enjoyed spending time crocheting.

Mrs. Kolbeck is survived by her children, Linda Hermenitt, George (Lisa) Meade, Herb Meade, Harry (Kathy) Meade, Kenneth (Elizabeth) Meade, Michael Meade and Larry (Helen) Meade; her sisters, Neva Wallace and Helen Wallace; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

Along with her parents and her husbands, she was preceded in death by her son Wayne Meade; and her siblings, Jean Blair, Bernie Brown, Ray Brown and June McEwen.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. at which time a funeral service will begin. Burial will follow in Hicks Cemetery, Watson Township. 

Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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