Joyce Lucille Monger
February 22, 1933 ~ October 3, 2022
Joyce Monger, 89, Sioux Falls, formerly Brandon, passed away peacefully Monday October 3, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital, surrounded by her family.
Memorial Services will be 2pm, Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Brandon Lutheran Church, with visitation beginning at 1pm. Inurnment will follow at Brandon Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Brandon Lutheran Choir. In addition, because Joyce delighted, welcomed, and embraced any animals that her sons and grandchildren brought over to her home, please also consider memorials to the Sioux Falls Humane Society as well as Almost Home Canine Rescue.
Joyce Lucille Baker was born in Nassau Minnesota on February 22, 1933, to Ray and Ida (Sorterberg) Baker, the sixth of nine children. The Baker family moved to Sioux Falls in August of 1943, where Joyce attended Longfellow Elementary and Washington High School.
On August 2, 1953, Joyce was united in marriage to her best friend and love of her life, Lawrence Monger at First Lutheran Church Sioux Falls, SD. They made their home in Brandon, and later Sioux Falls. Joyce and Larry were blessed with two wonderful sons, Chuck and Don. Throughout their childhood, no doubt gave Joyce and Lawrence a run for their money. Joyce delighted in the stories, friendships, and all the things the boys threw her way, welcoming all the cars, animals, and things that boys bring home! Continuing to laugh and remember all the antics and stories years later. The love and support of family is something that cannot be replaced, and Joyce was never without that love and unfailing support. She visited with Chuck every day on the phone, as well as visits after work, and on the weekends. The bond between a mother and a son is unbreakable. Joyce delighted in their time together. She worked outside the home in the insurance industry throughout her career until she retired in 1995.
Joyce and Larry were blessed with a beautiful daughter-in-law, Mary, and later 3 wonderful grandchildren, and then four Great Grandsons. Throughout her life, Joyce uncontrollably doted on Laura, Casey, and Jacob, and later her four great-grandsons: Charlie, Ben, Henry, and Logan Stockland. There is nothing that she would not do for her family, she was so proud of each and every one of them. Later, her best days were visiting and laughing with her son Chuck, and playing with the Great Grandsons – blowing bubbles – playing catch- and watching them drive their trucks.
Joyce was a gifted seamstress, quilter, and knitter who shared her creations with many. Her designs touched the heart of many near and far.
Joyce is survived by her son Chuck (Mary) Monger, Granddaughter Laura (Dana) Stockland, two Grandsons, Casey Monger, and Jacob Monger; four Great Grandsons: Charlie, Ben, Henry, and Logan Stockland; one sister, Barbara Galland of Helotes, TX, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Joyce is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Lawrence; her son, Don; parents, Ida and Raymond Baker; five brothers, Kenneth Baker, Virgil Baker, Charles Baker, David Baker, and Les Baker; and two sisters, Eunice Buckley and Dorothy Farquhar.