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Joyce L. Bortz 1936 - 2016

RUSH CENTER — Joyce L. Bortz, 80, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, at her home. 
Born Feb. 11, 1936, in Monument, she was the daughter of Arthur T. and Helen (Gustafson) Peterson. In 1954 she graduated from Page City High School. She attended Fort Hays Kansas State College. On Sept. 28, 1958, she married Dean E. Bortz at the Lutheran Church in Page City. A resident of Rush County for 58 years, moving from Monument, she was a homemaker and farm wife.
Mrs. Bortz was a member of the First Christian Church in LaCrosse and a former member of the Gay Gingham Unit.
Survivors include her husband, Dean E. Bortz, Rush Center; a son, Gary Bortz (Stephanie), Winfield; two daughters, Sandra Bortz, Wichita; and Ruth Adler, Everton, Mo; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Roger Bortz; and two brothers.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in LaCrosse with Pastor Mark Sizemore officiating. There will be a private family inurnment. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Hospice at Hays Medical Center. Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at

Funeral arrangements provided by 
Janousek Funeral Home* 
719 Pine Street 
P.O .Box 550 
LaCrosse, KS 67548
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 28, 2016