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Joyce E. Sebo Poulter
July 29, 1925 – March 19, 2018
Joyce E. Poulter, 92, a long-time Anamosa resident, died Monday, March 19, 2018, in Chanhassen, Minnesota.
She had moved to the Twin Cities area in late 2013 to be closer to family as various health conditions affected her. She was an active and out-going resident of Presbyterian Homes’ Summer Wood Senior Community in Chanhassen at her death.
Joyce lived fully and joyfully for twenty years after the 1998 death of her husband, James R. Poulter, former superintendent (1962-1986) of the Anamosa Community Schools. She and Jim met in college at Iowa State University, Ames, and married in 1947. They came to Anamosa in 1962 and raised their family in the community. Joyce was an all-in participant in the Anamosa area community; active in the United Methodist Church, member and periodic leader of various clubs and organizations such as Ophelian Club, Cornelian Club and Hospital Auxiliary; a Fawn Creek member and golfer into her late 80’s, a quilter, knitter and seamstress, and a bridge player into the last week of her life.
Joyce was also the last surviving child of the Elmer Sebo family of Madelia, Minnesota. Her parents were Elmer and Alice, and she had three brothers, Kenneth, Leslie and Jay.
She is survived by three children, Steve (Anne) of Bloomington, Minnesota, Alice of Chanhassen, Minnesota and David (Jody) of Lake Zurich, Illinois. Joyce also has five grandchildren, Kate Rosok (Tim) of Minneapolis, Lauren Glanzer (Ryan) of Austin, Texas, Jenna Poulter of Chicago, Matt Poulter (Calla) of Maquoketa and Brian Poulter of Chicago.
Joyce also found joy and comfort in four great-grandchildren Annika Rosok, John Glanzer, Theo Rosok and Julia Rosok. (Joyce’s last textile project was knitting baby stocking caps or another expected great-grandchild (both pink and blue because the parents didn’t want to pre-know the baby’s sex).
The family is planning a memorial service in Anamosa for a later date, with burial at Riverside Cemetery, with arrangements by Goettsch Funeral Home of Anamosa.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 29 March 2018

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