May 29, 1948-Feb. 8, 2017
MARSHALL — Memorial Mass for Joyce Leach, 68, of Marshall, is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one half-hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Arrangements are with the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall.
She died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall.
Joyce Mary Polman was born May 29, 1948, to Henry and Julia (Louwagie) Polman in Marshall, Minnesota. Her family made their home in Marshall and she attended Catholic grade school before graduating from Central Catholic High School in Marshall, with the class of 1966. Joyce would go on to work for 30 years in various roles at Norwest, and later Wells Fargo, Bank in Marshall.
Joyce was united in marriage to James Leach on September 29, 1979, at Christ United Presbyterian Church in Marshall. The couple lived in Marshall where she attended Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Joyce retired from the bank in 2000.
Joyce and Jim enjoyed winter in Arizona for nine years and then Texas for two years in their retirement. Joyce also loved rummage sales, visiting the casino, baking for family and friends, and playing cards. She was very well-liked, friendly, and helpful to all. She was a very special wife, mother, daughter, sister, “Auntie Joyce,” and friends to so many.
Family came first. Joyce spent her last few days surrounded by her loving husband of 37 years, sons, daughters, and others. She will be remembered with smiles, tears, and memories by those that knew and loved her so dearly.
The family would like to thank all the caregivers over the last few years that brought so much joy to her heart. God bless her memory.
Joyce is survived by her husband, Jim Leach; children, Lynn Conroy, Laurie (Jay) Kodytek, Lyn Zurn, Brad (Paula) Leach, Jeff Leach, Todd (Sarah) Leach; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; eight siblings, Irma Vroman, Butch (Jeannie) Polman, Judy (Maurice) Vandewiele, Joann McChesney, Jere Polman, Stephen (Ginger) Polman, Michael Polman, Jeff (Nancy) Polman; sister-in-law, Barb (Rod) Sundheim; and many special friends and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Julia Polman; son, Michael Leach; sister, Grace Kerkvliet; brother, Joseph Polman; son-in-law, Stephen Conroy; sister-in-law, Patricia Polman; brothers-in-law, Donald Vroman, Richard Kerkvliet, and Jerry McChesney.
Hamilton Funeral Home