Joyce E. Knorr


Joyce Elaine (Stoering Kammerer) Knorr, 96, of Clear Lake passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at the Oakwood Care Center, Clear Lake. 

A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 6, at Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor Steve Bang officiating. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service time. Interment will be held in the Clear Lake Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family of Joyce Knorr. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Joyce Knorr was born in LeMars, Iowa on Sept. 16, 1926, to Jacob and Edith (Rees) Stoering. Her Father died before she was two years old; she and her mother lived with her maternal grandparents until 1935 when her mother married John Kammerer, who adopted Joyce a year later.

Joyce graduated from LeMars High School in May of 1944, and then left to work for the FBI in Washington DC. She was there for eight months and then returned to LeMars and worked for the LeMars Mutual Insurance Company for seven years. She married Virgil L. Knorr on Nov. 6, 1949; and to this union two sons, Kent and Keith, were born. In October of 1954, Joyce and Virgil moved to Clear Lake where they owned and operated Knorr Electric for over 40 years.

Joyce was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church belonging to Joy Circle and Alter Guild. She was also a member of Keynotes. She also belonged to Friendly Garden Club. She was a Hospice of North Iowa volunteer, also RSVP (Reading Buddy), and Oakwood Care Center volunteer. She also volunteered for the KCMR radio station, Mercy Auxiliary, and Meals on Wheels. 

Joyce is survived by Kent (Janet) Knorr, Clear Lake; Keith (Nicolle Dutnhoffer) Knorr, Burnsville, Minn.; grandchildren, Michael (Jamie) Knorr, Jenny (Mike) Vaske, both of Clear Lake; great-grandchildren, Jace Knorr, Logan Vaske, Maxton Knorr, Izabella Vaske, Isaac Vaske, Kasen Knorr, and Zoe Vaske; and brother-in-law, Rev. Charles (Vicky) Knorr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Knorr (2008), her parents, and brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

  Arrangements are with Cataldo Funeral Home,160 E 4th St, Garner.


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