Joyce Violet Moffett, 88, of Sauk Rapids, formerly of Staples, MN, died Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Good Shepherd Senior Community in Sauk Rapids.
Joyce was born January 12, 1931 in St Cloud, the eldest daughter of Elof and Alice (Olson) Johnson. She was raised and educated in Minneapolis-West High School.
She married Harold W. Moffett on February 24 1951 at the Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis.
She is survived by her husband, Harold and three sons, David (Babs) Moffett of Bemidji, Michael (Beth) Moffett of St Cloud, Mark (Donna) Moffett of Bloomington; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Joyce was a wonderful wife/mother/grandmother/ mentor and friend with a gentle spirit and a profound deep faith in Jesus. She loved preparing her home and meals for gatherings with her children, grandchildren and friends. The love and devotion exhibited in her nearly 68 years of marriage to Harold was a powerful testament and witness. They would often be seen at Good Shepherd holding hands. She loved and nurtured her family, friendships at church and in the community and will be missed. She is now at peace and rest in a place prepared just for her.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Becky (Dean) Martinson and sister, Beverly (Arthur) Schmidt.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019 at The Good Shepherd Senior Community Chapel - Sauk Rapids. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Thomastown Covenant Church Cemetery in Staples in the spring.
The Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji assisted the family. Condolences may be left at ceasefuneralhome.com.