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Eileen Joyce Lammey, 1935-2019

Memorial services for Eileen Joyce Lammey will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. John Mitchem will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Friends may visit with family one hour before services at the funeral home. Eileen Joyce Lammey passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. She was 84.

Eileen Joyce Lammey

Eileen Joyce (Petersma) Lammey was born April 10, 1935, in Pella, Iowa, to Henry and Eve (Van Ekeren) Petersma. Joyce grew up in Pella and graduated from Pella High School. On Sept. 1, 1955, she was united in marriage to Doyle Lammey. The couple was blessed with three children. Joyce and her family lived in various places throughout the country, before Doyle’s work brought the family to Albert Lea in 1972.

Joyce was very family oriented. She worked at Maytag in Newton, Iowa, until she started a family, and then it was family first. She always kept a tidy home (everything had its place), was an excellent cook and her attention was always on her family. Hard thing is they always asked for recipes for her dishes and she always said, “I just throw it together until it was right.” Joyce enjoyed bowling, gardening and being a part of the Lioness Club.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Doyle Lammey, of Albert Lea; children Mark Lammey of Albert Lea and Steve Lammey of Apple Valley; grandson, Kelvin Bahr, of Fairmont; siblings Betty (Marvin) Vanderwerff of Pella and Melvin (Janice) Petersma of Pella; brother and sister-in-law Richard (Wanda) Lammey of Newton and Sharon Petersma of Newton; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.

Joyce is preceded in death by her son, Michael; both parents, Henry and Eva Petersma; brother, Delmar Petersma; and brother-in-law, Paul Lammey.