He also was a newspaper carrier for the Kansas City Star for many years while living in Independence, MO.
During his retirement years, he and Virginia enjoyed time as snowbirds in Arizona and later in Weslaco, TX.
He was stationed in Europe during the Korean conflict.
She was a member of the Denver Methodist Church where she taught Children’s Sunday School class for many years. While working at the bank, Joyce started dating a dashing young man named Lynden Thompson.Iwa Jima was his last stop in which he was discharged with an honorable discharge in November 1945. In the fall of 2011 he moved to Maryville and in 2012 he moved to the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, Missouri. After retirement, he spread his traveling wings even further.Some of his favorite trips were to Indiana to visit Doris’s sister, South Dakota to visit his kids, and to Wyoming to visit family friends.Her employment before retirement was with SSM Healthcare. Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Miller Cemetery in Denver, Missouri. After serving a brief Air Force tour oversees, Lynden returned to Grant City and the two of them were united in marriage on November 11, 1955.Surviving are her sister, Peggy Drake (Jerold); cousin, Lu Emma Powanz Qwinn; nephew, Alex Drake (Katherine); niece, Victoria Drake (Mathew Peterson) and two cousins: Will Quinn (Amanda)and Daniel Quinn and the following named great-nephews and niece: Andrew Drake, William Drake, Drake Peterson and Cady Peterson. Memorial may be made to Denver Schoolhouse or Worth County Convalescent Center. During his service he traveled the world in submarines, retiring in 1974 after 22 years as a Chief Warrant Officer CWO3. After returning back to Worth County Joyce began working for the ASCS office in Grant City.