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Joyce Doll

July 7, 1941 — January 12, 2018

Joyce Doll, age 76 of Graceville died January 12, 2018, at Holy Trinity Hospital in Graceville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, January 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Graceville.  Father Brian Oestreich will celebrate the Mass and con-celebrants will be: Father Stan Wieser and Father David Breu.  Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Dumont.  Visitation will be held at the church on Sunday beginning at 5 p.m. followed by a prayer vigil at 7 p.m.  Visitation will continue at the church on Monday, one hour prior to the Mass.

Casket bearers will be her grandchildren: Sarah Murphy, Joseph Doll, Emily Murphy, Amanda Doll Welsh, Matthew Dorfschmidt, Becca Doll, Elissa Shypkowski, Gabe Doll, Pierce Doll, and Candace Wieting.  Honorary bearers will be her great-grandchildren: Cedrick Murphy, Jason Collin Murphy, Alexander Johnson-Murphy, Kimber Murphy, Christian Johnson-Murphy, Benjamin Johnson-Murphy, Nevaeh Nilson, and Jayden Nilson.

Joyce Joann (Klein) Doll was born on July 7, 1941, in Graceville, MN.  She was the daughter of Joseph and Ethel (Haanen) Klein.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Beardsley, MN.  Joyce attended school in Beardsley and graduated with the Class of 1959.  She was united in marriage with LeRoy “Butch” Doll on July 7, 1959, in Beardsley.

Joyce was a devoted wife and loving mother.  Their marriage was blessed with five children: Kim, DeeAnn, David, Daniel, and Bill.  Joyce worked as a housekeeper at the Wheaton Nursing Home and Grace Home.  She also was an assembly line worker for Power Century.

Joyce always enjoyed a visit to the casino and loved to play Bingo weekly.  She was a wonderful cook and loved to bake.  She was an avid reader, enjoyed flower gardening, and playing cards.  Most important to Joyce was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She adored them and was extremely proud of each one.

Joyce is survived by her husband, LeRoy Doll of Graceville, MN; five children: Kim (Gary) Simonson of Graceville, MN; DeeAnn (Jim) Dorfschmidt of Spearfish, SD; David (Dani) Doll of Windsor, CO; Daniel (Stephanie) Doll of St. Joseph, MN; and Bill (Tahra) Doll of West Fargo, ND; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim (Mary) Klein of Clinton, MN.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Joseph and Ethel; son-in-law, Chuck Murphy; two grandsons: Shawn Murphy and Colby Simonson; and four brothers: Jerry, Patrick, Robert, and Joseph.


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