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Joy Ann BerendsenCELEBRANT
Fr. Joe Forcelle
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S. Kyle Krafczik
Joy Ann Berendsen was born on Thursday, December 30, 1943 to Darrol and Ella (Ware) Barnt at Bayard, Nebraska. She graduated from Crofton High School. On April 23, 1963, she was united in marriage to Norbert Berendsen in Yankton, SD. Joy was an independent and strong woman who supported her family in numerous and countless ways; from helping with her husband’s business, keeping the books, and still having time to put a good meal on the table. Not only was Joy a good cook, but she also canned food from her very own garden that she nurtured. She was very talented, especially in her skill of quilting and sewing and porcelain dolls.
Following a long illness due to her battle with cancer, Joy died on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at her residence in rural Springfield, SD having attained the age of 70 years and 3 months.
Joy is survived by her husband, Norbert Berendsen of rural Springfield, SD; five children: Crystal (Ron) Swibold of Haysville, Kansas, Melissa (Robert) Todd of Goddard, Kansas, Monica (Tyler) Glissman of Bennington, Kansas, Bill (Margo) Berendsen of Laramie, Wyoming, and Rodney (Josey) Berendsen of Tyndall, SD; eighteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; one brother, Clifford Barnt of Viborg, SD; three sisters: Connie Hackett of West Harbor, Maine, Lorna (Keith) Cameron of Utica, SD, and Linda (Dale) Eli of Viborg, SD; and one aunt, Eutera Lisec.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Darrol and Ella Barnt, and sister Jill Barnt.
To: Norb, Billy and Family: We are saddened to learn of Joy's passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless From Wayne and Toni Turcato and Family
The Turcato Family Apr 8 2014 8:06 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sadness and sorrow. May you find comfort and peace in the beautiful memories you share of Joy. God Bless you all.
Jonji and Dawn Vialpando Apr 3 2014 1:03 PM
Our thoughts are with you and your family in these difficult times. With sincere sympathy, Joe & Sara.
Joseph Krafczik & Sara Robinson Apr 2 2014 6:48 PM
Wishing you comfort and the strength you need to carry you through this difficult time. Hope knowing how much you did to help her through her difficult time will help bring you peace. With sincere sympathy, Emma
Emma French Laird Apr 2 2014 10:18 AM
Prayers to you and your family. God Bless.
Patty Vavra Apr 2 2014 8:57 AM
My prayers and sympathy to Joy's family. I know she will be greatly missed. Cherish all her memories and know you will see her again someday.
Trish Schoon Apr 2 2014 8:06 AM