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Obituary: Joyce Geresy, 96

Joyce passed away Thursday, May 5, 2022 at her home in Plainwell. She was born August 30, 1925 in Augusta, the daughter of Harry and Della (Cosgrove) Rowlson. Joyce graduated from Galesburg High School in 1943. She met John Geresy Jr, while bowling in 1950 and they were married June 9, 1951. Joyce worked at Kalasign from 1944 -1951 and had owned and operated John’s Trailer Sales with her husband from 1966 until her retirement in 1992. Joyce loved traveling with her family and crocheting afghans, potholders and church dolls. She was a member of the Wheels of the Century Travel Trailer Club and Plainwell Seniors in Action. She very much enjoyed traveling with these groups. Surviving is her son, William Geresy of Plainwell. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Richard; 10 siblings. Friends may visit with Joyce’s family from 4:30-6:30 PM, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 11:30 A.M., Thursday, May 12, 2022. Burial will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery at 1:30 P.M. in Augusta. Contributions in memory of Joyce may be made to Kalamazoo Scale Modelers, Otsego American Legion Post 84 or the Otsego Area Historical Society. Messages of condolence may be posted at

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