Joyce M. Kleven age 88 of Eastman passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Prairie Maison Care Center. She was born September 1, 1930 in Ferryville, WI the daughter of Byron and Mandy (Burkum) Lawrence. She married Floyd Kleven on January 25, 1952 in Ferryville. Together they farmed and both enjoyed square dancing. Joyce worked at the Ferryville Bank and belonged to the Eastman Stitch and Chatter Homemakers. She loved watching her grandchildren participate in sports and looked forward to her annual trip with Krystal to see the Milwaukee Brewers. Floyd preceded her in death on September 24, 2008. She is survived by her children, Jill (Roger) Forde of Eastman, Jo (Craig) Sommers of Boscobel, WI and Scott (Brenda) Kleven of Eastman, her sisters, Georgia Copsey of Aurora, CO and Peggy Ketterer of Chilleclothe, IL, her brother Gary (Helen) Lawrence of Westminster, CO, grandchildren, Travis (Tasha) and Krystal (Brian Pink) Forde, Brad (Kelsey) Kleven and Brittney (Travis) McGee, 8 great grandchildren and Kelly (Gary) Hamann, who Joyce considered a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a great granddaughter Noel, a brother Paul Lawrence, brothers in law, Don Copsey and Bob Ketterer.
A Memorial Service will be Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Salem United Methodist Church, Pastor Lynn Schreck officiating with interment in the Shanghai Ridge Cemetery both in Eastman. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien and at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of services. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Salem United Methodist Church.
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