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Joyce J. Ball, 77

Joyce J. Ball, 77

Joyce J. Ball, 77, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, May 22, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.

Joyce was born Oct. 3, 1939, at Emmetsburg, Iowa, the daughter of Lester Harold and Amanda Carolyn (Struve) Walton. She graduated from Austin High School in 1957 and from the Austin Area Vocational Technical College nursing program. Joyce was married to Charles F. Ball on Feb. 3, 1962, at the First United Methodist Church in Austin. She was a homemaker and had worked as a nurse at St. Olaf Hospital in Austin, now Mayo Clinic Health Systems Austin. Joyce also sold pull-tabs at the Austin American Legion.

Joyce loved spending time with her family. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and was active with S.O.C.M. (Support Our Country’s Military) during the Gulf War. She was also a loyal P-9er.

She is survived by her children, Jean Ball, Austin, Dean (Uschi) Ball of Auburn, Washington, and Sheryl Ball of Austin; grandchildren, Jennifer Snyder, Austin, Ryan Ball of Austin, Jimmy Ball of Vilsek, Germany, Lukes Ball of Austin; great-grandchildren: Brennan Snyder of Austin, Ryder and Kinsley Ball of Albert Lea; sister, Janet (Jerome) Mainquist of Renton, Washington; step-granddaughter, Jennifer Stein of Germany; step-great-grandson Marlo Stein of Germany; and nieces, nephews and many loving friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Bal; brother, Jerry Walton; sister, JoAnn Butt; great-grandson, Charlie King Ball; a sister-in-law and brothers-in-law.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 26, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Richard and JoAnn Chinander officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and for one hour before the service on Friday. Interment will be at Cedar City Cemetery.