|Birth: ||Feb. 5, 1929|
|Death: ||Dec. 15, 2011|
Joyce Kathleen Baack, 82, of Polk died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at St. Lukes Good Samaritan Village in Kearney. Joyce was born on Feb. 5, 1929, in Polk to Oscar E. and Margaret M. (Graves) Jones.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Robert "Bob" Baack.
Those left to cherish her memory are: children, Millie Baack, Margaret Baack, Ron and Theresa Baack, Robert "Bob" Baack, II, all of Kearney, Dudley and Pat Baack, Dennis Baack, all of Omaha, Jonita and Mike Zywiec of Central City and Duane Baack and fiance, Melissa Eisenbarth of Lincoln, grandchildren, Jeffrey and Tammy Baack of Omaha, Timothy and Krysta Baack of Omaha, Janet and Naveen Kukreja of Rochester, N.Y., Evan Baack of Omaha, Michelle and Mason Hoffman of Roseland, David Zywiec and Jennifer Zywiec, both of Central City, Alana, John, Curtis and Gabrielle Baack, all of Kearney; three great-grandchildren, Parker, Isabella and Sophie; and she was anticipating the birth of two more great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Alvertus Jones of Polk; and several nieces and nephews.
Joyce grew up in Polk and graduated from Polk High School in 1946. On Dec. 15, 1949, Joyce was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" Baack,I. They made their home in Polk. Joyce worked at the telephone office in Polk for several years, at the Sportsman Cafe in Polk and babysat for many of her grandchildren. She was also the Polk news correspondent for the Central City, York, Aurora and Polk newspapers. Robert died on July 24, 1983. Joyce moved to Kearney in 2004.
Joyce was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and the American Legion Auxiliary both in Polk. Joyce was an avid fan of all sporting events.
Joyce was also preceded in death by: brother, Max Jones; sister, Beverly Bills; and infant sister, Millicent; brother-in-law, Lowell Bills; and sisters-in-law, Lena Mae (Baack) Blase and Louise (Baack) Reetz.
Burial was in the Arborville Cemetery near Polk, NE.
Published in The Grand Island Independent on December 17, 2011
Robert M. Baack (1921 - 1983)
Arborville Rural Cemetery
Created by: CPR
Record added: Dec 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82060483
Added: Dec. 17, 2011