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Joyce M. Ginther – Obituary

Name: Joyce M. Ginther

Age: 93

Born: 01-19-1924

Died: 12-15-2017

St. Louis Catholic Church, Paynesville, Minnesota

St. Louis Catholic Church, Paynesville, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, December 22nd at 10:30 AM at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville, for Joyce M. Ginther, age 93, of Paynesville, who died on Friday at her residence. Rev. Glenn Krystosek will officiate. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday between 4:00-8:00 PM and on Friday after 9:30 AM at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville.


Joyce was born January 19th, 1924 in Akron, Iowa to Earl and LaVera (Krause) Beeler. She married George P. Ginther on January 20th, 1947 in Lemmon, SD. They lived in Lemmon, Minneapolis, Willmar and Paynesville areas. She worked side by side with her husband at the businesses they owned and operated together. She will be remembered for working at Easterday’s in Paynesville and for her volunteering at the Rose Center. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, and Christian Women. Joyce was also a member of the Lioness’s here in Paynesville and was on the Board of the Rose Center.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who created a nurturing home where many people felt welcomed. Joyce loved celebrating holidays and birthdays always making them special. She had a strong faith that guided her actions though out life making her a role model for her family. Joyce was a fierce supporter of her church, family and friends living by the Golden Rule.

Survivors include her children, Myles Ginther (Beverly) Gold Canyon, AZ, Judy McCollum (David) Mahnomen, Susan Jansen (Donald “George”) Paynesville, grandchildren, Aaron, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Ryan, Matthew, Kevin, Carolyn, Morgan, Jessica, David, Joseph, Michael, Kathleen and Jordan, 13 great-grandchildren, sister Betty Surring, Hermosa, SD, brother Donald Beeler (Marianne) Minnetonka.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband George March 3rd, 1994, daughter Linda Ruhland-Kramer January 17, 2003, and infant daughter Mary, brothers and sisters, Archie Beeler, Clarence Beeler, Clifford Beeler, Ethel Miller, Fern Keller and Wayne Beeler.

The family would especially like to thank the staff at Stearns Place for their loving care.

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