June 3, 1942- June 16, 2019
Joyce Niedbalski of Columbus died Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Brookestone Acres in Columbus.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am Wednesday, June 19, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with The Rev. Ross Burkhalter officiating. Rosary is from 4:30 CDA at the church. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Anthony's with a 7 p.m. vigil service, also at the church. Visitation continues on Wednesday from 9:30 am until service time at the church. Interment is in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Joyce was born to Homer and Ima (Laflin) Mitzlaff in Omaha, Nebraska. She married Walter George Niedbalski on Oct. 17, 1964, at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska.
They moved to Columbus, Nebraska, in June 1971 where they opened Nieds Meat Store on 11th Street. The business became Nieds Meat and Grocery in 1983 when it moved to 17th Street. After 31 years, Joyce retired.
Joyce enjoyed singing, cooking and volunteering. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother and a Girl Scout Troop Leader. She was a member of St. Anthony Church, St. Theresa Sodality, Catholic Daughters, Eagles Auxiliary, Hospital Auxiliary, and Red Hat Society. Joyce was a polio survivor, breast cancer survivor, and a Left Right Center Champion.
Joyce is survived by: husband - Walter; children – Dan (Ida), Patty (Mark) Krings, Jeff (Kelli), Joe (Becki), Mike (fiancé Devan); grandchildren – Misael (Vironica), Richardo, Griselle (Hernan), Justin, Zachariah (Alexa), Makayla, Isaac, Mariah, Andrew, Anthony, Nicholas, Josie, Lydia, Charlotte, Capri.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings - Betty Smith, Katherine Oliver, Darold Mitzlaff and Byrl Gladfelter.
Joyce had a selfless soul and found happiness in caring for and bringing joy to others.
Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.
Remembrances can be sent at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.