Joyce L. (Franke) BlankMay 24, 1924 ~ June 28, 2017 (age 93)
Joyce L. Blank, age 93, of Winona, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Lake Winona Manor.
Joyce Blank 93 years old, born 5/24/1924 to William and Myrtle Franke
She married Edward Blank 2/15/1947.
She worked at Ford Hopkins as a waitress at a young age. She also worked at Winona Furniture and Jordan’s dress shop. About 1970 she and Edward moved to the Twin Cities where they were caretakers in condominiums until their retirement.
Joyce enjoyed doing knitting, crocheting and other needlework. The last years of her life at Lake Winona Manor she enjoyed watching the birds out her window, listening to music and playing Bendominoes.
Joyce was a very strong woman being a survivor of three occurrences of cancer and having two hip surgeries two months prior to her 93rd birthday this year.
Joyce loved her family very much. She is survived by her three children David (Marilyn) Runnion of Laughlin, NV., Kay (Roger) Emmons of Winona and William Blank of Brooklyn Center, MN. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren and step-grandchildren and many great grandchildren and step-grandchildren and many more great-great grandchildren and step-great-great grandchildren. Her surviving siblings are Nola Glimaldi from Las Vegas, NV, George (Margaret) Passon of Portland, OR, Carol (John) Vyborny of Machesney, IL, and Richard Passon of So. Beloit, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edward of 61 years, her parents, step-father George Passon, Sr., two sisters, two brothers, a granddaughter, a step-granddaughter and a step-great grandson.
Joyce’s family would like to express their appreciation to each and every one of the Lake Winona Manor staff for their loving care and to Pastor Ben Sadler for visiting and sharing the Word of God with her. Her religion and Pastor were very special to her.
Services entrusted to Fawcett Junker Funeral Home, Winona, MN and Fountain City, WI.