Joyce Ausberger grew up in Leon, IA except for five years in the states of Washington and Oregon, and she graduated from Leon High School and Northwest Missouri University.

She taught 4th and 6th grades for four years.  The first year she taught was in Jefferson, IA where she met Bob at the A&W root beer stand on the Lincoln Highway so obviously the Lincoln Highway became important to them.

Bob and Joyce have two children, six grandchildren and one great grandbaby. Their David continues with the conservation farming in Greene County and his wife LeeAnna teaches in Jefferson.  Bob and Joyce’s son-in-law and daughter farm in nearby Calhoun County.