Joyce Loretta (Toenniessen) Bull, 91, died peacefully on Saturday, March 3, 2018. Born February 15, 1927 to Norman Toenniessen and Loretta (Merz) Toenniessen. She graduated from Lockport High School in 1944. September 1944 she entered Deaconess School of Nursing in Buffalo, graduating in 1947. She was especially proud of becoming a Registered Nurse under the US Army Cadet Nurse Corps (which was established to prevent a nursing shortage during WW II). She worked at Lockport Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1987.
Devoted wife of Gerald E. Bull, married June 19, 1948, First English Lutheran Church, Lockport. This June would have been their 70th Anniversary.
Survived by husband, Gerald Bull; and four children Linda Stevens, Donna Macaluso both of Lockport, Richard (Sheila) Bull of Middleport, and Gary (Diane) Bull of Alleghany; also six beloved grandchildren, five great grandchildren, four step grandchildren, and seven step great grandchildren. Also sister-in-law Geraldine Luckman, nieces, nephews, and dear cousins.
Having attended the one room Cobblestone School House, corner of Hamm and Transit Roads, Town of Lockport, she remained active in its annual reunions, hosting many at her home. Past member of the Town of Lockport Historical Society, Niagara County Historical Society, and active in Toenniessen Family Reunions. She taught Sunday School at First English Lutheran Church.
Friends may call Friday, March 9th from 4-7 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 10th at 11 AM in First English Lutheran Church, 185 Locust St., Lockport. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial donations to the church or the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave., Lockport would be appreciated. Visit pruddenandkandt.com.