In loving memory of

Joyce Arlene Eitniear
March 7, 1938 - October 5, 2019

Joyce Arlene Eitniear age 81 passed away on October 05, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. She was surrounded by family. Joyce was born March 07, 1938 to Bert & Irene (Wilson) Visscher in Muskegon, MI. Joyce worked at Mills Manufacturing for many years and retired from Meijers. Her hobbies included spending time with family, traveling, gardening and crafts.


She will be greatly missed by her children, Larry (Sue) Eitniear, Vicky West, Shelly (Sandy) Eitniear, Jeff Eitniear, and Tamara Eitniear, brothers Bob Visscher, Gene (Barb) Visscher, and sister Pauline Hoekenga, 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild; many nieces & nephews. She is preceeded in death by husband Larry "Jack" Eitniear, sisters Lucille Smith, Carol Westjohn and grandson Randy Jack West.


Celebration of Life for Joyce will be Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at the Fraternal Order of Eagle, Aerie 3306 (Lakeside Eagles)
2355 W. Sherman Blvd. Muskegon, MI 49441. Guest are asked to park in the back.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Harbor Hospice of Muskegon or Pound Buddies.


Dave Visscher wrote on Oct 27, 2019:

"I've lost an amazing Aunt. I live across the country so I rarely got to see her but, when I did, it was awesome! I loved my Aunt Joyce and I'd be hard pressed to name another person in my life who is as kind, gentle, and caring as she was. Even when I was a small child she would actually listen to what I said. I'll always remember her hugs, her laugh, and that voice! It's strange to miss someone so much who I saw so little but my Aunt Joyce made a huge impact on my heart. A truly fine human being. Rest in peace, Aunt Joyce, surrounded by others you love. God willing, I'll see you again!"

Betty Schaub wrote on Oct 11, 2019:

"Its hard to even think of words to express what a wonderful person Mrs Eitniear was and is still in many hearts and minds. She was just so welcoming, spicy and fun. I loved her from the first time I met her. She always was concerned and cared so much for her family. The picture the family used is just spot on for how I will always remember her. She is the only one I know that coffee was on morning , noon and I think maybe at night. What an amazing woman and such a great Mom and Grandma, she loved like no other, if only we all could be a bit like her, missed does not even come close to how my heart feels."

Esther Kramer wrote on Oct 10, 2019:

"Worked with Joyce for many years. She was an amazing and kind woman. The world needs more people like her. "

Terri Loera wrote on Oct 10, 2019:

"RIP you will be missed..Love you so sorry for your family but you will no longer be in pain."

Mark Jennison wrote on Oct 10, 2019:

"I?m so happy she was a part of my life growing up. She was a wonderful woman with a great laugh. She always made me smile and I admire her very much. "

Juan and Mary Suarez wrote on Oct 9, 2019:

"Krissi, I am so sorry for the loss of your Beloved Grandma! You are in our thoughts and prayers. May our God grant you the peace that passes all understanding. We Love You! Juan & Mary Suarez"

Cliff Rundle and family wrote on Oct 9, 2019:

"My heart and prayers to my friend jeff and the family during this difficult time! Love you all friends!!!"

Brenda Lawson wrote on Oct 9, 2019:

"My prayers and thoughts are with you all Shelly and Sandy and Vicky. Rest in Peace Joyce "

Krissi Zitka Eitniear wrote on Oct 9, 2019:

"I love you so much Gram!! I don't know what to do without you here? You taught me everything I know! You never let me down, you were there for me anytime I needed advice, a babysitter, a recipe, directions, a home, a hug and most importantly love? I'll never forget you and what you've done for me!!"

Kelly Mathews wrote on Oct 9, 2019:

"My thoughts and prayers for all of her family and friends."