Joyce Fast

May 21, 1938 - March 29, 2017
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Joyce J. “Joy” Fast, 78, of Belvidere, IL, passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, March 29, 2017 at Valley Hi Nursing Home, Woodstock after a long battle with Alzheimers. She was born May 21, 1938 in Stetsonville, WI, daughter of Eric and Hattie (Perlick) Johnson. She married the love of her life, Gerald Fast on May 2, 1959 at Broadway Covenant Church in Rockford. Joyce graduated from Rock Valley College. Her most recent employment was as a pharmacy technician at K-Mart. Joyce was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Belvidere. In the past, she was a Sunday school teacher and superintendent.  She was part of the Belvidere Women’s Club and the Gideons. Joyce loved reading, gardening, birdwatching, nature, and baking. Most of all, she put a tremendous effort in her volunteer work.

Joyce is loved and missed by her husband, Gerald; children, Janelle (Paul) Beilke, Jon (Renee) Fast and Juliana (James) Hatfield; grandchildren, Ryan, Megan, Michael, and Ben; one great-granchild, Ethan; and numerous nieces and nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Sharon Waitman.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 1255 West Jackson Street, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Dave Love officiating. A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008. Burial is private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Belvidere Salvation Army or Gideons. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Monday, April 3, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

First Baptist Church

Address:

1255 W. Jackson St., Belvidere , IL, 61008

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at First Baptist Church, 1255 West Jackson Street, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Dave Love officiating


Cemetery Information

Private Burial


Memorial Information

Memorial contributions may be made to the Belvidere Salvation Army or Gideons


 

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Born: May 21, 1938
Died: March 29, 2017

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Pat Timmerwilke posted on3/31/17

Jerry, Please accept my deepest sympathy in the death of your dear wife, Joyce. I wish I could have known her as you always told of her kindness in such a loving way in the support group. You have been her solid rock in these past months/years!

 

Steve Symes posted on4/1/17

Jerry, That long journey that you and Joyce have been on has come to an end. My sympathy goes out to you as I am sure there will be some tough days ahead. Steve

 

Jackie and Terry peel posted on4/1/17

So sorry to hear about Joyce she was wonderful to me and Terry so sorry we never got out that way to see her . Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this most difficult time

 

Patricia Shanahan Cowan posted on4/2/17

Jerry, I was sorry to hear of your wife's passing. Prayers for you and your family

 

Arlene Bloomquist posted on4/3/17

Ron and I send our condolence to you and your family on the passing of Joyce. I remember the good times we had when we lived together for a short time. We pray God's protection and His arms around you at this time.

 

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