Obituary: Joyce E. Deinema


July 3, 1933 – July 28, 2022

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Joyce E. Deinema, nee Van Schouwen, age 89, of Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 28, 2022. Beloved wife of Wayne Deinema. Loving mother of Beth (late Peter) Nyquist, Marcia (Randal) Tamminga, and Janice (Timothy) Van Zuidam. Cherished grandmother of Sarah (Josh) Huisman, Jill (Kevin) Schwendeman, Lauren (Aaron) Carter, Lindsey (Anthony) Kritikos, Elizabeth (Xavier) Counts, Nathan (Katie) Van Zuidam, Erica (Luke) Tambrini, and Jamie (Luke) Jansma; great-grandmother of Tyler, Jordan, Marybeth and Alyssa Huisman, Grant and Anders Schwendeman, Olivia and Elle Carter, Ava Van Zuidam, Jackson, Annika, Aubrey Kritikos, Lily and Michael Tambrini, Laney Jansma, James and Davis Counts. Dear sister of the late Shirley Van Baren and late Joseph Van Schouwen Jr. Preceded in death by her parents Joseph Sr. and Elizabeth Van Schouwen.

Visitation Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN, with Rev. James Oord and Rev. Rich Grevengoed officiating. Interment Monday, August 8, 2022, at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery – Elwood, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to First Reformed Church of South Holland. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300.



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