Joyce Bertha Multerer
April 4, 1943 ~ January 22, 2022
Joyce B. Multerer, 78, Brandon, died Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the Canistota Good Samaritan Home following recent health issues.
Visitation with family present will be 9:30am, Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a Memorial Service beginning at 11am. Burial will follow at the Chancellor Reformed Cemetery.
Joyce Bertha Miller was born on April 4, 1943, in Virginia. She was later adopted from a New York orphanage. She lived in Lombard, IL, where she went to school and graduated in 1961. She worked at Sears in Chicago. Joyce married Donald Multerer, on October 24, 1964. They moved around a lot in their early years, living in Chicago, California, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Virginia before settling in Brandon, SD. They welcomed the birth of their son, Michael, on Christmas morning in 1969. Don and Joyce enjoyed dancing and winning trophies.
Joyce loved her son and was his biggest fan. She always supported Michael in all of his activities – basketball, football, baseball, band, and also all of the bands that he played drums in. She traveled with Don for Sencore conventions all over the United States. She particularly loved going to Las Vegas.
Joyce loved her granddaughters and great-grandkids. She was a “Grandma” to many even though they were not biologically hers. She went to all of her granddaughter Harleys’, dance recitals.
She and Don loved to ride their motorcycles. They were members of the Harley Owner’s Group. She loved music and going to concerts and Mike’s gigs. Joyce was an avid bowler. She also loved to roller skate from a young age to adulthood. Joyce loved going shopping, flea markets, and rummage sales. She would model for Christopher & Banks. She was a member of Faith United Church in Brandon. Joyce loved her dogs with all her heart. She made a snicker salad that everyone loved and she made it for every holiday. She loved helping everyone, especially family and friends and she loved her family and friends deeply.
Joyce worked for Coast to Coast, True Value, and Ace Hardware for many years. After that, she worked for the Holiday Inn.
Joyce will be deeply missed by her husband, Don; son, Michael (Coralee) Multerer, Brandon; granddaughters, Chantelle Narum and Harley Jo Multerer; great-grandchildren, Jayden Lee, Alivia Narum, and Avery Lee; many cousins and extended family in What Cheer, IA; and special friends, MaryAnn, Kathy, and Shelly.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, John Miller and Bertha (Cowan) Miller.