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Joyce Schaecher

Joyce Schaecher

NORFOLK — Memorial visitation for Joyce D. Schaecher, 73, Tilden, will be 3-7 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk. A time of sharing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Burial will be in McCoy Cemetery in Meadow Grove at a later date.

She died Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.


Joyce D. Schaecher, daughter of Orville and Martha (Cleveland) Alyea, was born Aug. 2, 1947, in Tilden. She graduated from Meadow Grove High School.

Joyce was blessed with one son, Morgan Real. She was united in marriage to Alvin Schaecher on Jan. 2, 2006, at the Boyd County Courthouse.

Throughout her lifetime, Joyce lived in Rhode Island, California and then returned to Nebraska.

She worked at Goodyear for over 20 years, and then worked as a cook, first at the Tilden hospital and later at Elkhorn Valley School in Tilden.

Joyce was a member of the United Methodist Church in Meadow Grove, American Legion Auxiliary and served as president of McCoy Cemetery. She enjoyed feeding birds, fish fries, cooking for people, spending time with her family and spending time at the cabin.

Joyce is survived by her spouse, Alvin Schaecher of Tilden; a son, Morgan Real and his spouse Laura of Omaha; four stepchildren, Theron, Bradly, Joseph and Angela; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Marlene and Jean, both of Tilden; and former spouse, James W. Real of Meadow Grove.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Robert and Kay.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norfolk Rescue Mission at 111 N. 9th Street Norfolk, NE 68701.

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