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Joyce Diesslin

July 14, 1925 — February 8, 2021

Joyce Diesslin

Joyce Evelyn Diesslin

July 14, 1925-February 8, 2021

Joyce Diesslin, 95, of Crawfordsville, Indiana and formerly of La Porte, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.

She was born July 14, 1925 in Kosciusko County, Indiana, the daughter of Edwin and Eula Maria (Brown) Burchby.

On October 24, 1948, at the First United Methodist Church in LaPorte, IN, Joyce married Paul W. Diesslin who preceded her in death October 3, 2012.  Together they owned a farm in La Porte. Joyce was a teacher, who substituted at many La Porte schools while raising her children. She was a "Kitchen Kin" extension homemaker, a member of the United Methodist Women's group at both First United Methodist in La Porte and Trinity United Methodist in Crawfordsville and was part of the church's book and reading club. She was passionate about reading, sewing and cooking, collecting many recipes. Her family and friends were her greatest joy.

Joyce is survived by her two daughters, Paula Demoret of Crawfordsville, IN, Laura (Bruce) Siefken of Knoxville, TN; son, William F. Diesslin of La Porte; sister, Carol (Gerald) Wollert of FL; four grandchildren, Brent (Hannah) Siefken of Oakridge, TN, Greg (Taylor) Siefken of Knoxville, TN, Drew (Stacy) Demoret of Indianapolis, IN, Dustin Demoret of Indianapolis, IN; five great-grandchildren, Leeland, Miles, Nolan, Daxton, Callon.

In addition to her husband, Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Pamela Diesslin and brother, Glen Burchby.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will

hold a private service, with Pastor Bob Vale, officiating. Interment will take place at Pine Lake cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Ave., La Porte, IN 46350.

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