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Joyce D. Watson | The Gazette

Joyce D. Watson


Joyce D. Watson, 82, died Sunday, August 21, 2022 at Rose Haven Nursing Home in Marengo, after a courageous battle with cancer. Christian Burial Mass: 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Marengo, with Father David Wilkening officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Marengo. Visiting hours: 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, with a wake service at 4 p.m. and a rosary recited at 7 p.m. Memorials can be directed to Essence of Life Hospice, 3207 220th Trl. , Amana, IA 52203, or St. Patrick’s Catholic in Marengo.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 52 years, George de Marengo; his siblings, Mary Ann Plants, Robert (Marilyn) Collum and David (Mary Jo) Collum, all of Brooklyn; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Katie and Larry Lumm of Texas; his sisters-in-law, Donna Collum of DeWitt and Terry Collum of Scotch Grove; and his brothers-in-law, Marvin Lacaeyse of Montezuma and Don Brau of Guernsey. Joyce was also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and his siblings, Joseph Collum Jr., Delores Lacaeyse, Patricia Brau, Tom Collum, Jim Collum and John Paul Collum, who died in infancy.

The family would like to give special thanks to Rose Haven Nursing Home and Essence of Life Hospice for their exceptional kindness and care for Joyce.

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