Joyce C. Addison of Coon Rapids, Minnesota passed away on April 24, 2023, at the age of 94 at the Park River Estates Care Center after a brief illness and living a full life.
Joyce was born October 15, 1928, in Flandreau, South Dakota. She was the first of five children and grew up in Chester, South Dakota on a very rustic farm just west of town. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband, of almost 70 years, Curtis, and a son James. She is also survived by two sons Jonathan and Joel (Kay).
Joyce graduated from Chester High School and continued her education getting a teaching certificate from Beedle College. For seven years she taught school in small communities in South Dakota. Joyce married her husband and true love Curtis while he was on leave from the Navy as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class. Early in their marriage, they lived in San Francisco and San Diego before coming back to Minnesota and initially settling in Lexington, Minnesota. Curt and Joyce moved to Coon Rapids, Minnesota in 1977 and she lived there until late 2022. Joyce enjoyed sewing, baking, and doing phone work for the church. Joyce also played an active role in the church where she was an assistant to the church secretary while living in Lexington. For most of her life she was a mother and homemaker, but also enjoyed an occasional trip to a casino and visiting with relatives.
Joyce is also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and a sister. She has one remaining sibling, her sister, Carol Ziegler of Mitchell, South Dakota. Joyce was an aunt to many nieces and nephews and even more as a great aunt. Her smile and demeanor will be missed.
Many thanks to the support staff at Park River Estates Care Center for the care and friendship during her stay and to the people that had influence on her during the last moments of her life. She is now with the love of her life and in the memories of those that she met.
Joyce requested to be inurned at Fort Snelling National Cemetery with her husband Curtis. There will be a celebration of life for both Curtis and Joyce and a small service on July 15, 2023, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at:
Summit Funeral and Cremation
6415 Carmen Avenue E.
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55076
Arrangements entrusted to SUMMIT Funeral & Cremation
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