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Joyce Geneva Schedler

May 20, 1967 - November 23, 2016

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Joyce Geneva Schedler
May 20, 1967 - November 23, 2016

Joyce Geneva Schedler was born on May 20, 1967 in Long Beach, CA to Richard and Geneva Knecht. She was baptized into God's family in June of 1967 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Lakewood, CA. She spent most of her childhood years in Fullerton, CA. Joyce confirmed her faith in Jesus in April of 1981 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fullerton, CA.

She graduated from Sunny Hills High School in 1985, Whittier College in 1989 and received her...

Joyce Geneva Schedler
May 20, 1967 - November 23, 2016

Joyce Geneva Schedler was born on May 20, 1967 in Long Beach, CA to Richard and Geneva Knecht. She was baptized into God's family in June of 1967 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Lakewood, CA. She spent most of her childhood years in Fullerton, CA. Joyce confirmed her faith in Jesus in April of 1981 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fullerton, CA.

She graduated from Sunny Hills High School in 1985, Whittier College in 1989 and received her graduate degree from Cal State San Bernardino in 1992. Joyce spent her career as an elementary and middle school teacher. She taught 11 years in the Etiwanda School District, 1 year in the Solana Santa Fe School District and 14 years at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Pacific Beach, CA.

Joyce became a mom on January 2, 1994 with the birth of her son Alan. On June 20, 1998, she married Steve Schedler and became step mom to Jennifer. Joyce loved her family. She enjoyed camping, hiking, backpacking, reading, sewing, knitting, needle point and crocheting, but most of all teaching children. Joyce loved Jesus, was confident in His love for her and loved to share that with her students and others. Following a 5-month courageous battle with Leukemia, Joyce was received into the loving arms of her Savior on November 23, 2016.

Joyce is survived by her husband Steve Schedler; her children Alan and Jennifer; her parents Richard and Geneva Knecht; her brother Kenneth Knecht, his wife Carrie and their children Will, Emma and Drew; her sister Deborah Shipley and her children Jolene, Rebecca, Sophia, Jack and Eleanor. She is also survived by her in-laws Paul and Donna Schedler; her sister-in-law Linda Lohmeyer, her husband Daryl and their son James; her brother-in-law David Schedler, his wife Kimberly and their children Ashley, Brock and Paige.

Donations in Joyce's memory may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church (1376 Felspar St. San Diego, CA 92109) and designated to either Shepherd's Field Children's Village in Beijing, China or a special St. Paul's fund to provide resources for students with educational challenges.