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Joyce E. Rambadt

August 7, 1936 June 4, 2018
Joyce E. Rambadt
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Joyce E. Rambadt age 81 of Sturgis, Michigan went to be with her Lord and Savior, early Monday evening June 4, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born August 7, 1936 in Shipshewana, Indiana daughter of the late Ralph and Nellie (Haan) Howard.
Joyce graduated from Brighton High School in Brighton, Indiana, valedictorian of the class of 1954. Following her graduation she was employed in the office of Harvey Paper Company in Sturgis and for 21 years with Dr. Heinz R. Weisheit MD also in Sturgis. She also worked for Drs. Pechin and Keaffaber and many years at the Sturgis Hospital.
She was a member of the Sturgis Evangelical Church and was instrumental in founding Pregnancy Helpline in Sturgis.
Joyce enjoyed playing cards with the same euchre club for over 60 years. She also enjoyed traveling to the beautiful area of Gatlinburg, Tennessee and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Joyce was united in marriage to Stanley Rambadt on November 26, 1955 who survives along with her two sons: Steven (Diane) Rambadt of Hilliard, Ohio and Mitch (Sheryl) Rambadt of Elkhart, Indiana; grandchildren: Jeffrey (Brookelyn) Rambadt, Tori (Danny) Vegueria, Lexi (Kenny) Hall and Brianna Rambadt; three great grandchildren; brother: Ralph W. Howard, Jr. of Spartanburg, South Carolina; sister: Janet (Keith) Smith of Huntington, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Wayne Howard.
The family would like to extend thanks to Sharon Gill and Joyce Moyer for their love and care and to Hospice of Sturgis. Special appreciation to Laura Soule for her selfless giving of her time, care and compassion.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 P.M. Friday at the Sturgis Evangelical Church, 28201 E. Fawn River Rd. in Sturgis. A memorial service celebrating and honoring the life of Joyce E. Rambadt will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the church. The Rev. Rodger Moyer will officiate.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Rambadt’s memory consider the Sturgis Evangelical Church, 28201 E. Fawn River Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, Pregnancy Helpline, 1125 N. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091 or Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneral homes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Friday

8

Jun

2:00 PM 6/8/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 6/8/2018 4:00:00 PM
Sturgis Evangelical Church

28201 E. Fawn River Road
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

Sturgis Evangelical Church
28201 E. Fawn River Road Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

Visitation

Friday

8

Jun

6:00 PM 6/8/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/8/2018 8:00:00 PM
Sturgis Evangelical Church

28201 E. Fawn River Road
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

Sturgis Evangelical Church
28201 E. Fawn River Road Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

Service

Saturday

9

Jun

11:00 AM 6/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
Sturgis Evangelical Church

28201 E. Fawn River Road
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

Sturgis Evangelical Church
28201 E. Fawn River Road Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States
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