Joyce Ardyce (Noem) Litz

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December 18, 1929 ~ May 8, 2024

Joyce A. Litz, 94, Sioux Falls, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.

Joyce Ardyce Noem was born on December 18, 1929, as one of seven children born to Julius and Alvina (Lilleskov) Noem. She was raised at her parents’ farm near Erwin, SD. She attended country schools and graduated from Bryant High School. She was married for many years to Alan Litz, and five children were born in this relationship. She did secretarial work throughout her lifetime.

Joyce is survived by her children, DyAnn (Chuck) Wentler, Sioux Falls; Robert (Sharon), Lake Havasu City, AZ; Michael (Marsha), Fountain Hills, AZ; Patricia Waide, Sioux Falls; and Elizabeth Hulscher, Sioux City, IA; as well as multiple grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joyce leaves a sister, Millie Hotchkiss, Humboldt, SD; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Noem, Independence, KY; and many nieces and nephews. 

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; five siblings, Curt, Norma, Norwood, Ralph, and Myrt; and one grandson, Josh Steiner-Smith.

Family Graveside Services will be held on May 24, 2024.

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  • GEORGE H HAHN says:

    My deepest sympathies to the Litz family on the passing of Joyce. God Bless her Soul.

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