Joyce A (Irwin) Fuerst

Born: Sat., Jun. 22, 1940
Died: Wed., Jun. 17, 2020


2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 19, 2020
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Jun. 20, 2020
Location: St. Anthony Catholic Church

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Columbus Grove, Ohio

Joyce A. Fuerst, 79, died Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Lima Memorial Health System.  She was born June 22, 1940, in Lima to Kenneth and Lucille (Weaver) Irwin.  They both preceded her in death.

On November 24, 1960, she married Thomas W. Fuerst and he survives near Columbus Grove.

Joyce is survived by a son, Christopher Fuerst; a daughter, Rose (Kenneth) Polovich; a granddaughter, Shawna (James Baker) Weidman; four great grandchildren, Nataleighann, Miranda, Mason and JJ Baker; and two sisters, Betty Basinger and Norma (Pearl) Miller.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert "Bobbie" Fuerst; two grandchildren, Paige and T. J. Weidman; two brothers, Paul (Virginia) Irwin and Richard Irwin; and a brother in-law, David Basinger.

Joyce attended Columbus Grove High School.  She was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church.  Joyce was a 4-H advisor for many years, a member of Columbus Grove American Legion Auxillary, Columbus Grove Garden Club and the Bluffton Garden Club.  She enjoyed her flowers, cooking, playing Bingo, camping at Twin Lakes, in Bluffton and making and painting ceramic figurines.  Joyce especially loved spending time with friends and her family.

Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 20, 2020, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Columbus Grove.  Father David Ritchie will officate with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00-6:00 pm, Friday, June 19, 2020, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home.

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Teresa and Butch Huff
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss. She truly was a caring person and will be missed. Hope your memories will give you some comfort.

Sarah Williams
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
I'm so very sorry for the loss of your wife and mother. You are all in my prayers

Vickie and Don Pendergast
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
Our sincere sympathy. Joyce was a wonderful fun loving lady. Prayers for Tom and the family.

Rick Otto
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
Rose & Chris

I will keep you both in my thoughts & prayers.

Anita Fruchey Bogart
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
Long time family friend gone. Bless your dear hearts, Rosie and Chris.

Jennifer Higley
   Posted Wed June 17, 2020
I am very saddened to see this news! 😞 Joyce was such a kind and sweet lady. 💗 So caring and helpful to others. She will be greatly missed by many! 💔🙏 Rose and family you have my deepest sympathy. 💔🙏 She will be tending the gardens in heaven!! 💐🌹🌷🌺🌸🏵️🌻🌼💮

Kevin Inbody
   Posted Thu June 18, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Fuerst family. Joyce was my 4H advisor for many years and I enjoyed every minute. She was such a nice lady with a great family. Rest assured that you will see her again someday.

Kristi D. Powell
   Posted Thu June 18, 2020
Prayers to the family during this hard time...I will miss Joyce coming in the office and all of her sweet talks. I thank her for all of her support to us over the years in everything that we done to help our Veterans...we will miss you dearly!

Victoria Zeits
   Posted Fri June 19, 2020

Summer Memories was sent by Victoria Zeits.

We will miss your love of flowers and teaching floral arrangements. From your friends that play in the dirt - The Gardeners of the Bluffton/Pandora Area

Grace and Linda Burkhart
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. She was a special and talented lady.

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