Joyce Sandahl, 86, of Carroll, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at Careage Campus of Care in Wayne.
Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Carroll. Chaplain Rosalind Woods will officiate. Memorial visitation will be Friday, Oct. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne with family present. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery in Carroll.
Memorials may be directed to Carroll Fire and Rescue or Winside Fire and Rescue Departments.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.
Mary Joyce Sandahl was born Dec. 3, 1929 in Winside to Lloyd and Marjorie (Pinkham) Morris. She was called Joyce because of so many Marys in her Welsh Community. She grew up on a farm west of Carroll and graduated from Carroll High School. She attended Wayne State College, where she met fellow student and future husband Morris “Morrie” Sandahl. Joyce married Morrie on Feb. 27, 1949 at the United Methodist Church in Carroll. They lived on several farms before moving to Carroll and opening a welding business on Main Street. She raised three children. Joyce was active in 4-H Club, school boosters, and civic improvement projects. She helped beautify the town center with a flower garden and participated in the city’s 1986 centennial celebration. She also worked as a sales representative for the Wayne Morning Shopper. Joyce and Morrie were zealous and green-thumbed gardeners, focusing mostly on potatoes, tomatoes, and perennial flowers that were submitted for judging each summer at the Wayne County Fair. They loved their golf, and especially the friends they made and good times they had before and after rounds. Joyce was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and community volunteer.
Survivors include her children, John (Linda) Sandahl of Wakefield, Jennifer (Norman) Draper of Bloomington, Minn., and Edward Sandahl of Carroll; five grandchildren, Megan (Brian) Pike, Tammy (Jim) Voisin, Jennifer (Brian) Chaney, Sam Draper, and Ed Draper; brother, Stanley of Wayne; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Morris in 2002; and daughter-in-law, Sue (Krist) Sandahl.
Honorary pallbearers will be everyone who loved Joyce.