It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Keith Lyle Joens on April 25, 2018, in Ashburn, Virginia, after battling a short illness. He was a devout Christian and has gone home to heaven and the glory of God.
Keith served 25 years in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1997 as a Lieutenant Colonel. He served in hospital administration and in the medical inspector general office. After his military service, Keith served in many consulting roles before finally retiring full time in 2014.
Keith will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 22 years, Anna; his children: Carrie Joens of Valdosta, Georgia; Chris (Jing) Joens of Fort Worth, Texas, Arthur (Amber) Green of Roanoke, Virginia; Richard (Joanna) Green of Brambleton, Virginia; David (Therese) Green of Ashburn, Virginia; and Daniel (Erin) Green of Purcellville, Virginia; and his dog, Sammy.
Keith will also be fondly remembered by his father, Lyle Joens of Audubon, Iowa, and sister, Kathleen (Frank Whobrey) Carlton of Schereville, Indiana. Keith will also be forever remembered by his 19 grandchildren, extended family and dear friends.
Keith was preceded in death by his mother, Donna in March of 2003. A funeral service in memory of Keith will be held on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, at 11am at the National Funeral Home at 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church, Virginia. Burial service will immediately follow in the National Memorial Park Cemetery at the same location.
National Funeral Home & National Memorial Park - Falls Church, Virginia
1968 MHS graduates: Ron Arp, Michael Blum, Linda Case, Clinton Chandler, Dennis Dammann, John Detlefsen, Charles Ehlers, Linda Sue Ehrichs, Linda Ann Eickman, Helen Marie Espenhover, LaRay Freese, Linda Graner, Terry Hargens, Jane R. Heithoff, Deborah Kay Hinners, Thomas Irlbeck, Lynn Irlmeier, Shirley Irlmeier, Terry Irlmeier, Keith Joens, Kenneth L. King, Gary Knueven, Bonnie Jane Kruse, Gary Kuhl, David Kuhn, Jake Kuker, Connie Kusel, Douglas Long, Richard Mahnke, Bronwen Morris, Ann Marie Mueller, Allen L. Muhlbauer, Cynda Ann Musfeldt, Darrell Ohde, Jack Charles Peters, Janice Peters, Patricia Kay Pfoltner, Kelly Pratt (valedictorian), William W. Ranniger, Craig Ruhde, Peggy Saunders, David Jon Schroeder (salutatorian), Linda Lee Schroeder, Sandra Schrum, Dianna Strosahl, Rhonda Struve, David John Schultz, Eileen Schwaller, Gwen Tank, Kathryn Wegner, Judith Gail Wetzel, Paul Wurr
1968 former students: Dixie Baley, Peggy Bellows, Gwenna Bogatzke, Marla Borkowski, Kenneth Brady, Victoria Frahm, Janet Galvin, Kenneth Galvin, Patricia Goer, Dorene Golwitzer, Norene Golwitzer, David Grage, Gary Haase, Joyce Halbur, Larry Hargens, Ricky Hargens, Julie Hass, Elaine Hon, Vernon Irlmeier, Judy Jones, Ralph Kaleta, Danny Kienast, Charlotte Knapp, Karen Knudsen, Donald Kuker, Richard Loucks, Karen McCammond, Rebecca McConnell, Laura Meaike, Arlene Otto, Jeffrey Peterson, Marvel Popp, Steven Riesselman, Janna Sue Schroeder, Stanley Schwiesow, William Brick Sebern, Marsha Segebart, Barbara Sorden, Barbara Steffes, Barbara Watson, Judith Watson, Paulette Weiss, Nancy Wilson, Brad Winkleman, Patricia Wuebker
Junior High basketball team - December 1963
Back: Ron Arp, Craig Ruhde, John Detlefsen, Kelly Pratt, Ron Leitschuck - coach
Middle: Keith Joens, Gary Knueven, Terry Irlmeier, LaRay Freese, Charles Brotherton - coach
Front: Darrell Ohde, Terry Hargens, Rick Hargens, David Kuhn, David J. Schroeder
Twirlers: Mary Muhlbauer, Janice Peters, Connie Ross, Helen Reinke, Linda Barten.
Behind Connie and to her right is Keith Joens, to her left is Ann Mueller.
1969 Concert Band
Keith was a Veteran, but I have no military pictures and just this basic information...hopefully a family member will contact me so we can include some pictures and also more information.
Keith Joens was inducted into the Air Force on May 22, 1972. During the time of his grandfather William's death in 1983 he was serving in Harbor City, California, and
during his grandfather Roy's death in 1988 and his grandmother Elna's death in 1989, he was serving in Greece.
During his grandmother Leona's death in 1993, Keith was serving at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
He served as a Hospital Administrator and his last assignment was at the Pentagon.
Lieutenant Colonel Joens was discharged on April 1, 1997.
William Joens, son of Jurgen and Catherine Joens, married Elna Groteluschen.
Children of Jurgen & Catherine: William, Eggert, Alfred, John, Henry, Emil, Alvena, Emma Musfeldt, Elsie Sporrer
Elna, daughter of Louis and Anna (Ahrens) Groteluschen married William Joens.
Sons of William & Elna: Orland and Lyle Joens.