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Joyce A. Engels

July 19, 1926 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 91)

Joyce A. Engels, 91, of Viola, Illinois died Friday, January 12, 2018 at Trinity Rock Island.

Funeral services will be Monday, January 15th at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Burial will be in Viola Cemetery.  Memorials may be left for Joy First Baptist Church.

Joyce was born July 19, 1926 in La Crosse, Wisconsin a daughter of Clarence and Eunice Quinn Skailand.  She married Bernard J. “Bernie” Engels on September 28, 1946 in Rock Island.  They were married until his death on July 8, 2008.  Joyce was a homemaker.   In her free-time, she enjoyed crafting, reading, camping and birdwatching.  Her greatest joy was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.  Joyce was a member of Joy First Baptist Church and Fort Armstrong Camping Club.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons and daughter-in-law:  Daniel and Linda Engels and Kenneth Engels, all of Viola, Illinois; 3 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson:  Cory Engels and sisters:  Dorothy Timper and Geri Gerdts.

Online condolences may be left at

 Service Information

January 15, 2018

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dennison Funeral Homes
1601 13th Street / PO Box 194
Viola, IL 61486

Funeral Service
January 15, 2018

11:00 AM

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