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Obituary: Joyce D. Blauw

August 15, 1942 – July 2, 2023

Joyce D. Blauw Joyce D. Blauw, nee Potts, age 80, of St. John, IN, formerly of South Holland, IL, went home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 2, 2023. Beloved wife of Rev. Richard Blauw. Loving mother of Deborah (Craig) Knot, Richard “Rick” (Kimberly) Blauw, David (Jody) Blauw, and Jennifer (David) Haan. Cherished grandmother of Andrew Knot, Mariel (Brian) Haverdink, Anneke (Logan) Vos, David Knot, Juliana Knot, Elisabeth Knot, Nicholas (Alisen) Blauw, Ellen (Sam) TeBos, Sara Blauw, Katherine Blauw, late Cassandra Blauw, Anna Blauw, Megan (Perkins) Aiyegbeni, Ethan Blauw, Vivian Haan, Madeline Haan, Nathaniel Haan, and Jacob Haan; great-grandmother of Naomi and Beate Haverdink, and James TeBos. Dearest sister of James (Elsie) Potts, Hank (Darlene) Potts, and the late Jerine (late John) Schiebout. Kind aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents James and Jennie Potts.

Visitation Wednesday, July 5, 2023, from 4 – 8 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. Funeral service Thursday, July 6, 2023, at 10 a.m. at First Orthodox Presbyterian Church 16248 South Park Avenue, South Holland, IL, with Rev. Dan Svendsen officiating. Interment Oak Ridge Cemetery – Lansing, IL.

Memorial donations may be given to Tibstra House, Reformed International Theological Education, Mid-America Reformed Seminary, or Westminster Seminary California.

For further information, please contact 219-322-7300.

Smits Funeral Homes
Smits Funeral Homes
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