William "Bill" Joens

Feb 04, 1939 - Dec 07, 2022

William "Bill" Joens

February 04, 1939 - December 07, 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


Memorial Service
Sat, Dec 10, 2022 at 10:30 am
Trinity Lutheran Church-Manilla

639 3rd Avenue
Manilla, IA 51454

Bill's family will receive friends from 9:30 am until service time.

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