Joyce Ann Kallhoff, 72, of O'Neill died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

Visitation was held Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 at Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill with a parish rosary.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 4, 2020 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill. Fr. Bernard Starman officiated. Music was provided by organist Tom Peters and soloist Monica Huber.

Pallbearers were David Karnes, Kevin Karnes, Michael Cote, Ashton Shabram, Isaiah Shabram and Tucker Shabram

Honorary pallbearers were all of Joyce’s daycare kids.

Burial was in the O'Neill Cemetery in O'Neill.

Memorials may be made to family for future designation.

Joyce was born to Wayne and Gladys (Laursen) Modlin in Vallejo, CA. 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 Jan. 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; three sons Bradley (Kellie) Kallhoff of Lakeland, FL, Brian Kallhoff of Lincoln and Brent (Susan) Kallhoff of Elgin; four grandchildren Kyle Kallhoff, Kayce Kallhoff, Karson Kallhoff and Matthew Kallhoff; four brothers James Modlin of South Bend, Jerry Modlin of Reno, NV, Ray Modlin of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Larry Modlin of Fremont; and many nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by her parents Wayne and Gladys Modlin and one sister Roslyn Modlin.  


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