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In Memory of Joyce Johnson


October 7, 1927 - March 27, 2019

Joyce F. Johnson age 91, of Rice Lake, WI died Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Heritage Lakeside in Rice Lake.   She was born on October 7, 1927 to Harold and Lettie (Crain) Condit at Rock Elm, WI.  

She graduated from Elmwood High School and attended UW River Falls where she received a two year teaching certificate and later returned to finish her bachelor’s degree.  Joyce started teaching elementary school at Franklin School in Rice Lake.  She was married to Robert “Bob” Johnson of Rice Lake on June 20, 1951 at Rock Elm Methodist Church in Rock Elm.  Joyce and Bob raised their children in Rice Lake where she continued teaching in the Rice Lake School District until retirement in 1983.  Joyce was a long standing member of PEO, Fortnightly, Martha Circle and the Prayer Chain at Bethany Lutheran Church in Rice Lake.  She was also a volunteer at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake and delivered Meals on Wheels.  Joyce enjoyed entertaining and was an excellent cook.  

Joyce Johnson is survived by her husband, Robert “Bob” Johnson of Rice Lake, WI; 3 children, Rick (Patty) Johnson of Holmen, WI, Lori (Rev. William) Englund of West St. Paul, MN and Wendy (Bruce) Markgren of Rice Lake, WI; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Lettie and Harold Condit; a granddaughter, April Englund; and a great-granddaughter, Faith Anderson-Johnson.  

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Rice Lake, WI, Rev. Grant Aaseng officiating, with interment in Nora Cemetery in Rice Lake.  Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 PM Monday at Appleyard's Home for Funerals in Rice Lake and from 10 to 11 AM Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church.


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