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Joyce Elaine Lundstrom
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ankeny Area Historical Society, or Ankeny First United Methodist Church.
  • Ankeny Historical Society
    301 S.W. 3rd Street
    Ankeny, IA 50023
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ankeny Area Historical Society, or Ankeny First United Methodist Church.
  • Ankeny First United Methodist Church
    206 S.E. Walnut
    Ankeny, IA 50023

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“Karla -- I am sorry to learn of your mother's recent death. Clearly, you got your joyful and fun-loving spirit from her. May she rest in peace. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Pam (Lemon) Wood - Family Friend

“To Joyce's family,I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Joyce for many years. I learned from her, laughed with her, ( a lot) and respected...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know she will be greatly missed by the whole family. Judy White ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“I just saw your mom's obituary and am so sorry for your loss. She was a special woman. You all have my sympathies and prayers. ”
4 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy Buster - Ankeny, IA

“Brian, my deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your mother. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Mike Wallace - Hot Springs, AR

“My father was an Iowa State Trooper (Bill Starr #273) in Ankeny for a lot of years. He was able to work with Joyce too and always had good things to...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Scott Starr - Ankenny, IA

“Bryan and family,Just read of your Mother's passing. Sorry for your loss. God bless. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Mike Rote - Ankeny, IA

“Joyce was a great volunteer and teammate at the Ankeny Historical Museum. Always helpful, cheerful and ready to work. I valued her as a friend and...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: ron sampson - ankeny, IA - Friend

“We can remember how fair she always made us play,as kids and adults.o our sincerest sympathy to the entire family. She kind of helped out and wasn't...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Albertie Lane Gang

“To the Family of Joyce S. Lundstrom,I was so sorry to hear about Joyce's passing. She was a classmate of mine and was so great at keeping the Class...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Tom and Audrey Kovacevich - LA

“Joyce was a treasured friend to many.A important and active resident of Ankeny.Thoughts and prayers to the Lundstrom family. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Lex and Debra Buehler - Mesa, AZ

“To Joyce's family: WHAT A LADY! She was/is a bright spot in everyone's day. My condolences, thoughts and prayers to her wonderful family. We...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Michael McMurry - Ankeny, IA

“I remember Joyce when she worked at the police station with my dad. She was so sweet to all of us (the Ballards). I am going to miss her so much. She...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Ballard - Des Moines, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Joyce Lundstom family.She was a real lady and we enjoyed her smile and laugh very much.She will be sorely...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Willie and Arla Stittsworth - MN

“So very sorry for loss. I remember all the family from when we first moved down the street from you many years ago. Blessings to you all,Anne Butler ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Anne Butler - Ankeny, IA

“Karla, Brian and Lundstrom family, we were so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. What a great lady and friend she was. You have our deepest...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Rachel & Ron

“I have known Joyce most of my life and I loved her laugh. She was always kind and friendly. She was an Ankeny Legacy. She would pick my mom up for...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Sue Foster - Ankeny, IA

“Karla and Lundstrom Family: Joyce was such a special lady. She had a smile and laugh like no other. I always knew she was there to advise me...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Beth Overton - Ankeny, IA

“To all of the family, I offer my deepest Sympathy for your loss. Joyce was a wonderful lady! ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Deborah Lundstrom - Foley, AL


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Joyce E. Lundstrom, 84, of Ankeny died peacefully, August 17, 2016.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., August 23, 2016 at Memorial Services of Iowa chapel (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 5 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 22, also at the chapel.
Joyce was born September 29, 1931 in Minneapolis, MN to Roland and Hazel (Pierce) Struthers. She lived in Ankeny most of her life, graduating from Ankeny High School in 1949.
She was Ankeny's first female police officer, and retired as a detective in 1994 after 27 years of service.
She was active in the community as a volunteer, and a great friend to everyone she knew. She was a fun, loving, caring mother, and grandmother, and most of all enjoyed her family.
Joyce is survived by her children, Lee (Cindy), Karla (Andy) Kasper, Bryan (Peggie) and Eric (Beth); 9 grandchildren, Katie and Mollie Lundstrom, Patrick and Kevin Kasper, Jeremy and Jeff Lundstrom, Erica Pieper, Lainey Rodgers, and Adam Lundstrom; 7 great-grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, and many step-great-grandchildren; nieces, Lyn (Ron) Van De Pol and Jo Ellen (Gary) Nervig, and 5 great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Ralph Dann.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ankeny Area Historical Society, or Ankeny First United Methodist Church.
A special thank you to Sunny View Care Center and Suncrest Hospice for their loving care.