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“Dear Cindi & Family,My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother, grandmother, wife.  My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.  Words...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Barb Howard - MN

“My thoughts are with you as your family moves through the incredible loss of your mom, wife, grandmother. May you find comfort in the love and...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Deb Ukura

“LaVern and family,I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to you at this time.  Joyce was a neat lady and always looked forward to...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Susan Moe

“We are very sorry for your loss. You have our sympathy! Mother's pass away but they are never forgotten.Please let us know if there is anything we...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Carol and Phil Dunn - Hopkins, MN

“To Joyce's family:John and I were so priviledged to know Joyce. She was always so thoughtful, kind and truly interested in what her friends and...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: John and Pat Rivera - Starbuck, MN

“I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing, Sue.  It is nice when one can spend their final days in their own home.Have lost track of alot of old...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Sandy Bergman - Glenwood, MN

        Joyce Virginia Van Dyke was born December 13, 1925, in Sheldon, Iowa to O.A. and Alice (Gaster) Van Dyke. She was baptized on June 29, 1930, and confirmed on March 3, 1949, by Reverend Gerhard Forde. She grew up and received her schooling in Sheldon Iowa. After graduating from high school, Joyce worked as a bookkeeper at a filling station.  On February 18, 1947, she was united in marriage to LaVern Goodyear.  The couple moved to a farm in rural Starbuck where Joyce lived and worked until the time of her death.


        Joyce was a member of Indherred Lutheran Church in Starbuck where she served as the president and secretary of the ladies aide.  She recently recorded church services at Indherred and delivered the tapes to shut-ins.  She was also a 4-H leader and a member of the Homemakers Club.  Joyce enjoyed gardening, canning, volunteering at church, baking cookies and muffins and sharing them and visiting with friends.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

     Joyce died on Thursday, July 5, 2007, at her home in Starbuck, MN, having lived to reach the age of 81 years.

     She is survived by her husband: LaVern of Starbuck; two daughters: Sue (Mark) Schumann of Starbuck and Cindi (Don) Peterson of Hopkins; four grandchildren: Creg Schumann, Jason (Kim) Schumann, Matt Peterson and fiancé Jesse Hughes, and Alissa Peterson; one great grandchild: Reed Schumann and one sister: Marilynn (Chuck) Torrens of Alexandria.  She is preceded in death by her parents and one son: LJay.

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