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Joyce Ann (Geistkemper) Kienast

December 29, 1954 ~ July 6, 2019 (age 64)

           Joyce Ann Kienast, age 64, of Guttenberg, formerly of Waterloo, died Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie Du Chien, WI.  She was born on December 29, 1954, in Manchester IA, the daughter of Elmer and Evelyn Geistkemper.

            Joyce graduated from the Oelwein High School in 1973 and later received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Northern Iowa. On November 5, 1977, Joyce was united in marriage with Brian Kienast in Oelwein.  For many years, Joyce worked as supply management specialist for John Deere Engine Works in Waterloo.  Joyce was an avid quilter and was a member of several clubs including: Keepsake Quilters, Quilts of Valor & Hospice Quilts.  She was also a member of the Cedar Valley Pistol Club and loved spending time on the Mississippi River with her family. 

            Joyce is survived by her husband of over 41 years, Brian; children, Trapper (Abbi) Kienast, Shelley Carolan & Todd Kienast; 5 grandchildren, Gracyn & Sean Kienast, Brylee & Brogan Carolan & Marissa Kienast; sister, Mary Jane Lein; sister in law, Joyce Geistkemper and many other relatives and friends.

            Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers, Lee & Jim Geistkemper.

In lieu of flowers and all styles of sympathy, the family requests memorials to go to either the University of Wisconsin –Madison Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research or to Crossing Rivers Hospice. 

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