GEORGE—Joyce Smit, 91, of George, passed away on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at Spirit Lake, Iowa.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, George IA.

Arrangements are under the direct of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake.

Online condolences may be left at

Joyce Joan De Zeeuw, daughter of Jacob and Anna (De Koning) De Zeeuw, was born Aug. 12, 1929.

On March 24, 1948, she married Peter Smit in Boyden Iowa. Together they made their home west of George, where Peter farmed, was employed for Dreesman Implement and later they purchased the business as Smit Repair and Joyce did the bookkeeping for the business.

Joyce was a member of the Hope Reformed Church of George, IA.

Joyce is survived by two daughters and families:

Jolene and her husband, Rod Buck of Bellevue, NE, and her children, Pamela and her husband Larry Stone of Sibley, IA; Dean De Weerdt and his wife Jodi of Madison, Alabama, and their children, Tanner and Zander; Jay De Weerdt and friend Ami Steffen of Sibley, IA; Amber and her husband Jamie Lindsay of O’Neill, NE, and their children, Mia, Reagan, Levi and Whitney.

Debra and her husband, Alan Fettes of Spirit Lake, IA, and their children: Tyler and his wife Julie of Sioux Falls, SD, and their children, Aubrey and Cameron; Joshua and his wife Elizabeth of Beresford, SD.

Also brother- and sister-in-law, Ken and Elaine De Zeeuw; sisters-in-law, Hermina De Zeeuw, Arleen De Zeeuw and Loretta Smit; and many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; brothers and sisters, Paul De Zeeuw, Klaas De Zeeuw, Jacob De Zeeuw Jr., Delia Van Zee, Lorraine De Zeeuw, Ann Blumeyer, Howard De Zeeuw, Kathryn Oldenkamp, Margaret Boone, Clifford De Zeeuw, Kathryn in infancy and two infant brothers.

Cards and condolences can be sent to: Family of Joyce Smit, 1413 Indian Hills Drive, Spirit Lake IA 51360.