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Joyce M. Leffring

Joyce passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at Vicinia Gardens in Otsego.

She was born February 26, 1928 in Muskegon, the daughter of Ward and Eleanore (Weidner) Bordeaux. Joyce was a 1946 Muskegon High School graduate and had attended the Muskegon School of Business. In 1949 she opened and operated the J & L Variety Store. In 1953 she sold the store, and in 1961 with her husband and son, moved to the Otsego Area.

Joyce was a member of the First Baptist Church in Otsego and was active with the choir, taught Sunday school, was a church hostess and part of the True Blue Class. She was also active with many senior groups and Friends of the Library.

In her spare time she enjoyed music, golfing and following the Detroit Tigers.

On January 24, 1953 in Muskegon she married Edward Leffring who passed away in 1990.

Surviving are her son, Doug (Diana) Leffring of Otsego; grandchildren, Matthew Leffring and his fiancé, Amber Harkness of Kalamazoo and Lisa (Larry) Peloquin of Otsego; great-grandchildren, Derek (Alexandria) Peloquin, Mackenzie Peloquin and Gage Peloquin; great-great-grandchildren, Carter and Kya Peloquin and niece, Lynn Parnell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Bill Bordeaux; nieces, Debra Snyder and Patricia Sweet.

Friends may visit with Joyce’s family from 6-8 P.M., Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Friday, May 25, 2018 with Pastor Paul Laborde officiating.

Contributions in memory of Joyce may be made to the First Baptist Church of Otsego.

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Clayton & Barbara Wilson & Family

May 23, 2018 at 6:38 pm

Sorry for your loss of Mother, Grandmother & Great-grandmother. May God bless.


Pat Clingenpeel

May 23, 2018 at 9:14 pm

Dear family of,

My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow.

Your Mom was a good friend of mine & we always

chatted away prior to &, after church & also at prayer meetings.

She will be sadly missed. But I know we will meet

again when the good Lord takes us home too….

God Bless all of you…..


Pat Clingenpeel


Ruby Rogers

May 25, 2018 at 9:56 pm

Doug,Diana, Matt

I was sad to hear of your mother’s /grandmother’s passing but it turned to rejoicing as she is up in heaven, healthy and with a great mind again. Her smile at church will be missed but we carry all the wisdom she left behind as a Godly woman.

I’ll never forget walking by her condo and she would wave at me as I walked by to work with a couple a few doors down her smile would always brighten my day.


Williams Family

June 1, 2018 at 11:39 am

The death of a loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are those who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that “God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with the family during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are with you and your family.


Debi and Nancy Veld

June 10, 2018 at 7:38 pm

Joyce was a light in our church and a wonderful person. She will be missed on earth but we’ll see her again in Heaven. God Bless you in this time of heart ache.


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