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Joyce Kallhoff

Joyce Ann Kallhoff (Modlin)

Sunday, May 16th, 1948 - Saturday, August 29th, 2020
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Funeral Services for Joyce Kallhoff, age 72, of O’Neill will be 10:30 am Friday, September 4, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill with burial in the O’Neill Cemetery. Fr. Bernard Starman will be officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill with a 7 pm Parish Rosary. Joyce passed away on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Memorials may be directed to the family for future designation. Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill is in charge of arrangements.

Joyce Ann Modlin was born to Wayne and Gladys (Laursen) Modlin in Vallejo, California. She moved with her family to Omaha and graduated from Omaha North High School in 1966. After graduation, she worked several jobs in Omaha. Joyce worked for a short time as a waitress at the Hilltop Restaurant in Neligh.

A chance encounter at the Hilltop Restaurant with Norm Kallhoff resulted in a two year courtship and a 52 year marriage. The couple married on January 20, 1968 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. To this union, three boys were born, Bradley, Brian, and Brent. They made their home for a time in Carter Lake, Iowa, until Norm took a job as the Service Manager at John Deere in O’Neill in 1972 In 1975, they opened Norm’s Repair. Joyce worked at several jobs, but raising her boys and keeping books for the family business were always her priorities. In recent years, she ran a daycare until her health forced her to retire.

Joyce was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in O’Neill and the St. Patrick’s Altar Society. She loved to sew stuffed bears, knit, and raise flowers. Joyce loved spending time with her family and her dogs; traveling to grandkids sporting events, trips to Florida, and especially, hosting on Easter Weekend. She also enjoyed going on cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Norm Kallhoff of O’Neill, Nebraska; three sons, Bradley (Kellie) Kallhoff of Lakeland, Florida, Brian Kallhoff of Lincoln, Nebraska, Brent (Susan) Kallhoff of Elgin, Nebraska; four grandchildren, Kyle Kallhoff, Kayce Kallhoff, Karson Kallhoff, Matthew Kallhoff; four brothers, James Modlin of South Bend, Nebraska, Jerry Modlin of Reno, Nevada, Ray Modlin of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Larry Modlin of Fremont, Nebraska; many nieces and nephews.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Gladys Modlin; and one sister, Roslyn Modlin.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Biglin's Mortuary
    Address
    111 North 4th Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
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    Notes
    Parish Rosary will be at 7 pm.
  • Service

    Friday, September 4th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Friday, September 4th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church
    Address
    326 East Benton Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
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    Officiant
    Fr Bernard Starman
  • Interment

    Friday, September 4th, 2020 | 11:30am
    When
    Friday, September 4th, 2020 11:30am
    Location
    O'Neill Cemetery
    Address
    Liberty Ave and North Jefferson Street
    O'Neill, NE 68763
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Sue Burtwistle

Posted at 01:28pm
Our Sympathy to your Family. I always loved Joyce and enjoyed our chats whenever I would see her in O’Neill. She shall be missed.
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Dennis & Roxanne Ryan

Posted at 08:49pm
Norm and family,
Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Joyce was always so happy and had a
contagious smile---so great visiting with her.
Dennis & Roxanne Ryan
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Brett karnes

Posted at 08:11pm
Always will have fond memories of Easter ..she will be missed by many
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Sandy Donalson

Posted at 02:42pm
I’m so sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. I wish to share a quote someone sent me when my Mom (Julie, her cousin) passed away 10 years ago: “Her wings were ready but my heart was not”. Sending big hugs to all her family members and condolences from Sacramento, CA.
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Lori Sedivy

Posted at 10:36am
Our deepest sympathies to you Norm and to your family. From Gordon, Brian and Lori Sedivy
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