Joyce A. Wake
February 07, 1953 - September 27, 2021
Birthplace: Red Oak, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Service 10/1/2021
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel

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Joyce Ann Wake, age 68, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Joyce was born February 7, 1953 in Red Oak, Iowa, the daughter of David and Elma (Judah) Hockenberry. She grew up in Hastings and Red Oak graduating from Red Oak High School in 1971. She worked as a waitress for many years and then worked for NSK in Clarinda, Iowa. Joyce moved to Colorado in 1987 where she worked as a convenience store manager and owned her own cleaning service for many years. She moved back to Red Oak in 2003 and worked for a short time for Merry Maids. Joyce enjoyed doing crafts. She made dream catchers, blankets, and did bead work. She also loved to refinish and restore old furniture and baking, especially for the holidays. She was known for telling her kids, “I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck”!

Preceding her in death were her parents and sister: Janie Peterson. Survivors include her children: Mike Cox of Red Oak, IA; Joe Hensel and wife Dawn of Torrington, WY; and Jered Reed and wife Sandy of Greeley, CO; grandchildren: Zach and Shane Cox of Red Oak, IA; Noah Trautman and wife Judith of Windsor, CO; and Kennedy and London Reed of Greeley, CO; brother-in-law: Curtis Peterson of Red Oak, IA; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life service will be held 10 AM Friday, October 1, 2021, at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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