Joyce Jean Einfalt

September 15, 1940February 1, 2021

JOYCE JEAN EINFALT (HESSLER) Joyce Einfalt, 80 of Gering passed away at her home surrounded by her children after a lengthy battle with cancer. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at West Way Christian Church with Pastor Joe Peterson officiating. The service will be livestreamed through Gering Memorial Chapel’s Facebook page. At her request, cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Regional West Hospice. Online condolences may be left at Joyce was born at St. Mary’s Hospital on September 15, 1940 to Alice (Hagen) and Henry Hessler. Joyce was the only girl in a house full of boys. Joyce graduated from Gering High School. On March 15, 1967, Joyce married James Einfalt. The couple made their home in the Western Nebraska Valley. They raised four children, Gary, Shelly, John and Jama. Joyce began working at Grampy’s Pancake House, Housing Authority and ended her career working at Gering Bakery. Joyce was always serving others as she loved to care for the needs of her family. The couple enjoyed bowling, traveling and camping at Little Lake Alice with the Livingston and Reed families. Joyce also enjoyed crafting, crocheting, and sewing. She will always be remembered for her uncanny sense of humor, fun loving spirit, as well as her cooking. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband James, parents Alice and Henry, brother Floyd and sister-in-law Ann Hessler, brother Ron and sister-in-law Loretta Hessler. She is survived by her loving family, brother Bill (Mary Ann) Hessler of Gering, brother Darrell (Wendy) Hessler of Topeka, KS, sister-in-law Cecelia Einfalt of Gallup, NM, son Gary (Andre) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, daughter Shelly (Leland) of Topeka, KS, son John (Katie) of Gering and daughter Jama Einfalt of Topeka, KS, several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews that she loved as her own.


  • Steve Hessler, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Todd Hessler, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brian Hessler, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Wayne Hessler, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Leever, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jeff Leever, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 6, 2021



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Mary Kalen Wright-Romjue

February 8, 2021

My memories of Joyce come from the time we met in the 7th Grade at Scottsbluff Jr. High School. Whenever you would see Joyce she always had a smile on her face and a friendly hello. It appeared to me that she never knew a stranger. We were never close friends but I always enjoyed seeing her in the halls and in our classes. After I left Scottsbluff I eventually moved to Florida where I taught at UCF until I retired and so I have not visited with Joyce in a very long time. My condolences to her family, I am sure she will be sorely missed.

Jann smith

February 4, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to the family. Joyce was always full of joy and laughter. She was a very special lady.

Jeff Johnson

February 4, 2021

It is clear she was a wonderful woman as shown in the mettle of her son, Gary. It always saddens me to lose "one of the good ones" even though we had never met. Reading her obituary, Gary sounds a lot like her and I am thankful to know a member of this good hearted family. May God bless the Einfalt family and Joyce's friends with strength and peace during this difficult time....Love, The Johnsons

Susan Thompson

February 3, 2021

Shelly, Leland and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May your many wonderful memories help comfort you.