Glenvil resident Joyce Lavone Onken, 84, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021, at Good Samaritan Society, Hastings Village, Hastings, NE.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, December 16, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil with Pastor Patti Byrne officiating. Burial will be at Glenvil Cemetery in Glenvil. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Wednesday with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.
Joyce was born August 4, 1937, in Falls City, NE to James L. & Mary Elizabeth (Roland) Frakes-Reid. She was the youngest of 10 children: Anna Mae, Daisy Louise, Rosalie & twin Wilmalie, James (Boe), Maxine, Mildred, Jim, and Mary Louise. Joyce moved to Hastings from Fall City in 1945. She, with her mother and sister, moved to Glenvil in 1950. She attended Glenvil District 49 until 1954. Her senior year she married Doyle Dean Onken. One son, Ronald, was their only child.
Joyce worked at New Method Laundry, Marshalltown Instruments, K-mart, and Leverage Tools. She also worked in housekeeping at Mary Lanning Hospital. Joyce attended Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil and was a member of the Women of Emmanuel Luther Church. She cherished the time she spent with her son, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. No one knows how much she loved her husband and her family.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Doyle, May 14, 2011; son, Ronald; 7 sisters and 2 brothers, and several nieces and nephews.
Grandchildren & Spouses:
Andrea & Craig Beck – Milliken, CO
Aaron Onken – Omaha, NE
Jessica Sears – Lincoln, NE
Joshua & Chloe Onken – Hastings, NE
Alexys Onken – Lincoln, NE
Parker Moll – Lincoln, NE
Ayla Leeding – Lincoln, NE
Traye Beck – Milliken, CO
Leighton Onken – Hastings, NE
Mac Onken – Hastings, NE
Noxx Onken – Hastings, NE
Numerous Nieces, Nephews, other extended family, and friends