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Joyce Painschab, 90

Joyce Marie Painschab, age 90, of Howard Lake, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Home in Howard Lake.

She was born Nov. 11, 1924, in Maple Lake, to Joseph and Florence (Hance) Zumbusch.

Joyce was stricken with polio when she was a toddler, and wore a brace on her leg from then on.

She grew up on a farm near Maple Lake, and graduated from Maple Lake High School. She went on to attend the Minnesota School of Business, and was employed in Minneapolis until she met her future husband, Joe Painschab.

They were married Aug. 26, 1947, and moved to Waverly. From this union, six children were born; three boys and three girls.

Joe and Joyce opened a hardware store and shoe repair shop in Waverly. After they sold the store, Joyce went to work for Astro-Mailers, later named Gage, for 17 years.

In 2006, she moved into Good Samaritan Home in Howard Lake, where she remained until her death.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; her parents, Joseph and Florence Zumbusch; her brothers, Doug Zumbusch and Gordon Zumbusch; and her sister, Mildred Dalbec.

She is survived by her children: Carol (Curt) DesMarais, Bruce Painschab, Nancy (David) Remer, Mike Painschab and special friend Kim Mathews, Debbie (Ron) Evan, and Mark (Sonya) Painschab; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marcella Borrell; and many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly, followed by interment in the church cemetery.

There was visitation Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service; and continued Wednesday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the St. Mary Parish Center in Waverly.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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