Cover photo for William "Bill" Joens's Obituary
William "Bill" Joens Profile Photo
1939 William 2022

William "Bill" Joens

February 4, 1939 — December 7, 2022

William D. "Bill" Joens, son of William L. and Viola H. (Pfannkuch) Joens, was born February 4, 1939, in Manning, Iowa. He grew up in Manilla and graduated from Manilla High School in 1957.

In 1958, Bill enlisted with the U.S. Air Force and served in the Military Police at Okinawa, Iwo Jima and Travis Air Force Base until being honorably discharged in 1962. He then worked in California with Sears and Roebuck, before becoming an over the road truck driver, hauling all kinds of stuff out of Texas. In 1990, he returned to Manilla. He retired in 2001, but remained busy hauling lime and working security at Farmland.

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, Bill passed away at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 3 days.

Bill was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the American Legion. He enjoyed reading and golf.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and two wives; Virginia passed away in Texas in 1988 and Ruth passed away in Manilla in 2001.

He is survived by his wife Carol Ann Joens of Manilla and her family.

In Loving Memory Of William "Bill" Joens

Memorial Service was held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Manilla, Iowa with Reverend Jonathan Conner officiating.

Congregational Hymns "Be Still My Soul", "I'm But A Stranger Here" and "In The Garden" with Carolyn Kerkhoff, Organist

Military Honors by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and American Legion Post 132, Manilla, Iowa

Burial At A Later Date at Nishnabotna Cemetery, Manilla, Iowa

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William "Bill" Joens, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Trinity Lutheran Church-Manilla

639 3rd Ave, Manilla, IA 51454

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 69

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree