Joyce M. (Heintz) Rostorfer

December 19, 1933 ~ March 19, 2020 (age 86)


Joyce M. Rostorfer, age 86, of Jackson Center, Ohio passed away peacefully at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.

She was born December 19, 1933, a daughter of the late Perry Louis and Wilma B. (Tomlinson) Heintz. On July 8, 1951, Joyce married, her husband of sixty five years, Marvin Eugene Rostorfer in Jackson Center, and he preceded her in death March 8, 2017. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Rita Newberry; her brother, Neil Heintz and a son-in-law, Tom Ricker.

Joyce is survived by her six children, Sandra (Roy) Shuff, Sheryle (Ron) Ludwig, Michele Ricker, Marlene (Kent) Laughman, Timothy Rostorfer, and Ted Rostorfer; eleven grandchildren, Patrick (Michelle) Shuff, Craig (Rachel) Ludwig, Ryan (Sue) Ludwig, Eric (Julie) Ludwig, Lisa (Eric) Hughes, Misty (John Drake) Reese, Ike (Jessica) Ricker, Tyler Laughman, Taryn (Tim) Walker, Justin (Ashley) Rostorfer, and Casey (Seth) Dodds and twenty four great grandchildren.

A 1951 graduate of Jackson Center High School, Joyce was a member of the Jackson Center United Methodist Church. She had worked as the secretary and treasurer of the family’s former business, Rostorfer Service & Supply for fifteen years, and later as an administrative assistant with the Village of Jackson Center for ten years, retiring in 1995. Joyce was a member of the former O.E.S. Eureka Chapter #136 and the American Legion Auxiliary in Jackson Center. Joyce and Marvin enjoyed attending the sporting events of their children and grandchildren. They both received the “Fan of the Year” Award in 1985 from the Jackson Center Athletic Boosters. 

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the Seventh Day Cemetery in Jackson Center.

The arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.



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