Mrs. Kirchhoefer was a teacher and had taught in both Illinois and California. She retired from Signal Hill School, Belleville, IL, on April 2, 1985. Joyce was a member of the Illinois Teacher Education Association and the St. Clair County Teacher Association. After retiring from teaching, Joyce helped her husband and his partner in their Dalee oil jobber business in Okawville, IL. For several years Joyce enjoyed bowling and was on several bowling leagues and played on several ladies’ golf leagues in the area. She traveled frequently to numerous European and Scandinavian countries with friends and enjoyed her cruise that crossed the Arctic Circle, as well as her trip to Australia. Joyce enjoyed eating out at nice restaurants with friends and whenever asked for directions someplace, she would first tell them what restaurant was located nearby. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, O’Fallon, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Lee H. Kirchhoefer, whom she married on May 11, 1963, and who died on September 25, 1995; her parents, Axel and Sophie, nee Anderson, Anderson; both Danish immigrants in the early 1900’s; and a brother, Alfred Anderson.
Surviving are three brothers, Axel (Gloria) Anderson of Belleville, IL, Algren (Joanne) Anderson of Greenville, IL, and Albert (Judy) Anderson of Shiloh, IL; a niece and eight nephews, Margaret (Quent) Besing of St. Louis, MO, Mark (Carla) Anderson of Moreland Hills, OH, Matthew (Jill) Anderson of Chesterfield, MO, Michael (Jennifer) Anderson of Gaston, OR, Brien (Christie) Anderson of Dallas, GA, Erik Anderson of Belleville, IL, Scott (Teresa O’Conner) Anderson of Satellite Beach, FL, Kevin (Valerie) Anderson of Brookfield, WI, and Todd (Dawn) Anderson of North Augusta, SC; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the National Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2022, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, November 21, 2022, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 21, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.