Joyce Ryden

      Joyce Ryden, 83, of Strathcona, MN, died on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in Altru Rehab Hospital in Grand Forks, ND. 


      Joyce Ryden, was born Joyce Joan Hoosier on March 18, 1933 at Badger, MN, to parents Ed & Alice (Tepley) Hoosier.  She grew up and attended school at Badger.  She was baptized and confirmed at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Badger, where she sang in the choir.    Joyce was united in marriage to Robert Ryden on October 24, 1951 in Badger.  They made their home near Donaldson, MN until 1968 when they moved to a farm in Huntly Township near Strathcona, MN.  Joyce taught Sunday School and also served on the Huntly Township Board.


      Her hobbies included crocheting, fishing, camping, woodworking, bird watching, and spending time with family and friends.


      She is survived by:  6 children—Dale Ryden of Strathcona, MN,  Mark (Shirley) Ryden of Strathcona,  Warren Ryden of Middle River, MN,  Barbara (Lyle) Braff of Strandquist, MN.,  Charles Ryden of Middle River, & Julie (Verlyn) Kaml of Greenbush, MN.


     8 grandchildren—Matt Ryden,  Sara (Matt) Olson,  Jessica (Brandon) Clark,  Jeromy (Melissa) Braff,  Felicia (Phil) Novak, Robin Tvedt,  Tonya (Gary) Edwards Jr. & Bradley Kaml.


    13 great-grandchildren—Alexia, Taylor, Katie, Gage, Karys, Kenley, Avalene, Violet, Aubrey, Austin, Sophia, Keeli & Olivia.


      A brother—Vernon Hoosier of Danville, VA, nieces, nephews and other family & friends.


     She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Robert Ryden on June 27, 2013, great-granddaughter—Joscelyn Edwards and great-grandson—Aidan Edwards, brothers—Howard, Arnold & Donald Hoosier,   sisters—LaVerne Hoosier, Evelyn Enyart & Vivian Kopecky.


      Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 10 AM in Grace Evangelical Church of Strathcona, MN, with Pastor Robert Ludwig, officiating. Musicians were Corienne Jacobson, Nick Lorenson & Arlene Jenson.  The Pallbearers were her 8 grandchildren and the Honorary Pallbearers were her 13 great-grandchildren.


      Interment was in Hillcrest Cemetery at Donaldson, MN.


      There was a prayer service held on Monday evening at 7 PM, led by Pastor Mark Mathews in Gieseke Funeral Chapel of Greenbush, MN.


      Memorials may be directed to the Trails to Treatment Fund, c/o Mardy Anderson, Strathcona,  MN  or  Altru Cancer Center, Grand Forks, ND.