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Joyce E. Stepanek Morehouse (1948-2021)

STEPANEK, MOREHOUSE, HILLMER

Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 2/28/2021 at 10:44:53

Joyce Elaine Stepanek Morehouse, 72, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy. Public visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW. Private family Celebration of Life services will be on Thursday, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre, with burial to follow in Czech National Cemetery. The family has asked everyone attending to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Joyce was born May 23, 1948, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Eldon and Dorothee (Hillmer) Stepanek. She completed her education at Prairie High School in 1967. In the early 1970s, she moved into the Linnhaven group homes, while working for Options of Linn County. Joyce was united in marriage to Rick Morehouse in 2001. She has lived at Heritage Nursing Home for the past few years. She has been a Fairfax Legion Auxiliary member since 1952. Joyce enjoyed playing the organ, painting, knitting and puzzles, as well as time with all animals.
Joyce is survived by her brothers, Douglas Stepanek of Fairfax and Pat (Shari) Stepanek of Atkins; her sister, Rose Lockhart of Cedar Rapids; nieces and nephews, April (Dave) Lange, Angie (Nick) Von Ahsen, Abbie (Seth) Patterson, Kate (Josh) Hoeck, Melissa Stepanek, Colby Stepanek and Jarrad Stepanek; and 16 great-nieces and -nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ricky; and a brother, John Lockhart.
Memorials may be directed to the Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary in her name.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the staff at Heritage Nursing Rehabilitation Center over the years, for their loving care of Joyce.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com


 

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