Betty's Story

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Betty Jane (Hall) Joyce, age 91, of Waseca formerly of Janesville, passed away on February 28, 2018, at Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home of Waseca with her family by her side.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 am on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at St. Ann Catholic Church with Fr. Gregory Leif as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Ann Cemetery. Visitation will be for two hours prior to the Mass at the church on Saturday. Memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Hospice.

Betty Jane Joyce was born to the late Edwin and Bessie (Russell) Hall on August 6, 1926. Following graduation from high school in St Clair, Betty married Sabinus Sib Joyce on January 8, 1945, and moved to California. While Sib was serving in the Merchant Marines, Betty was truly Betty the Riveter. The war ended and they returned to Minnesota to start a family. Betty raised her children in Smiths Mill and Janesville, she later spent her golden years at Latham Place in Waseca.

When Betty married Sib, she joined St Ann Parish in Janesville and this Hall girl immediately became a proud Irish Catholic. She enjoyed traveling with Sib, friends and family; her highlights being Ireland, waltzing in Vienna, and volunteering at the White House. She also enjoyed sewing, loved music (especially anything from Kenny Rogers), square dancing, playing cards, bowling with the Stankey Livestock Bullerettes, cooking for family and friends and bingo! However, her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her friends, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Left to remember her love are her children: Tom (Mary) Joyce of Janesville, Brenda (Joe) Corte of Scottsdale, AZ, Deb Krause of Waseca, Dan Joyce of Minneapolis, and Angie Joyce of Eden Prairie; her sister, Donna Berndt of Alexandria, VA; six grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband and one son, Michael.
Published on February 28, 2018
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