Markus, Joyce


The Joy we had in Joyce has ended. The Milk Duds have run out.

The funeral mass for Joyce Marilyn Markus, age 94, of Plainview, will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Joachim Catholic Church, Plainview, Minn.

Joyce died at her home on June 13, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. She was born on July 17, 1924, in Plainview, to Bill and Pearl DePuy. She was one of Plainview’s matriarchs. She graduated from Plainview High School, married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Markus, (October 26, 1949), of Plainview, and raised her family in Plainview.

Joyce was a mom, grandma, sister, friend, gambler, laugher, lover, chocolate eater, and “elephant lovin” Republican. Joyce was very spiritual. She was an active member of the St. Joachim’s Catholic Church. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary. Golfing, bingo, and trips to the casino were her passion. Joyce told her family what she would miss most in this world was watching the Twins win the World Series this fall, and also her beloved Vikings.

She is survived by her five children, Rebecca (Mike) Kanz, Gwen (Neil) Gallant, Bill (Pat) Markus, Judy (Jeff) Gair, and Kris (Robert) Meller; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; sister, Jerry Henry; grandson, Markus Gallant; and granddaughter, Katie Kanz.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 Third Street SW, Plainview, Minn., 55964; 507-534-2003;


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