Joyce Krause

  • Born: April 1, 1928
  • Died: January 7, 2016
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa

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Iowa City, IA 52240
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Tribute & Message From The Family

Joyce E. Krause, 87, of Iowa City, died Thursday, January 7, 2016, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Iowa City. Online condolences may be sent for her family through the funeral home website at

Joyce Elaine Sterling was born April 1, 1928, in Algona, Iowa the daughter of Francis M. and Cora Mae (Ferguson) Sterling. Following graduation from high school, she attended and graduated from Iowa State University in Ames. In June of 1948, she married Blaine Nelson, and they had two daughters. Sixteen years later, they would divorce which would lead to Joyce going back to school to earn her degree in dietetics. Years later, while in Algona she met and married, Donald Krause on August 4, 1973. For many of their earlier years together, they had lived in various parts of the country as a result of their careers. She had been employed as a Registered Dietitian at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for several years before retiring. Joyce was a member of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and also the American Dietetic Association.

Her family includes her husband, Don; her daughters, Lori Bohardt (Andy) and Beth Conway (Timothy); grandchildren, Jeremy Bohardt, Nathan Bohardt, Christopher Bohardt, Meghan Conway, Abby Conway, and Barley Conway; step-sons, Randy Krause (Vicky), and Tom Krause (Molly); step-grandchildren, Gabe Krause, Josie Krause, Libby Krause, Emily Krause, Abram Krause, Justin Krause, Noah Krause and Adam Krause; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Faye and Glenn Jones.

She was preceded in death by her parents.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I still miss you, Joyce!

Posted by Patti Lounsbury - Work   January 02, 2022

Joyce was a Stephen Minister at St. Andrew and started visiting my mother, Margaret Hall, in 1994 when my father John Hall died. She visited each week faithfully until Margaret's death in 2000. She was my mother's faith partner and dearest friend those many years. We will be forever grateful for her loving concern.

Nancy and Wayne Paulson

Posted by Nancy Paulson - Stoughton, WI   January 16, 2016

Joyce was our first dietitian in CHAMPS. She led the way and did an excellent job. She is missed.

Posted by Patti Lounsbury - Iowa City, IA   January 12, 2016

Don and Joyce were neighbors in Englewood, Ohio. They became very good friends. I loved Joyce like a sister. So glad Bob and I got to travel and visit with Don and Joyce for many years.

Our sympathy goes out to Don and family.

Posted by Elaine Ford - englewood, OH - friend   January 12, 2016

Joyce was a very caring & kind person, we will remember her always. Our prayers are with her & Don.

Posted by Gordon & Marie Hinz - Iowa City, IA - Friend   January 10, 2016

While we knew Joyce's condition was not the best, her passing came as a shock. We have known her (and Don) since 1980 and have had the pleasure of her (their) company often over the years. Good times included several vacation trips and regular contact by telephone (due to the many miles between us). We feel the loss of a special friend and extend our deepest sympathies to Don and all family members. She will be missed.

Posted by John & Loretta Durban - Grove City, OH - Friends   January 09, 2016

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