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Myrtle B. Joy

January 9, 1922 ~ February 24, 2019 (age 97)

Myrtle B. Joy, age 97 of Faribault, MN passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Milestone Senior Living in Faribault.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, March 4, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home, 1725 Lyndale Ave. N., Faribault.  Visitation will be held on Monday for one hour prior to the services.  Interment will be at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

Myrtle Bernice was born on January 9, 1922, to Agnes and Henry Peterson, in Minneapolis, MN.  She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis.  In 1942, she married Frank Joy.  They had four children.  Myrt and Frank traveled a great deal and lived in many places.  They had a lifetime of wonderful adventures.  Our dad loved to buy and sell houses and our mother would decorate, making them gorgeous.  She had a very long and beautiful life.  She leaves behind many people that love her, and she will be missed.

She is survived by three children, Stephen Joy, Kathy (David) Gural, and Bryan Joy; grandchildren, Tanya, Roxanne, Amy, Erica, Lindsey, Nathan, and Steve; great grandchildren, Ally, Rachael, Tyler, Jack, Chloe, Merrick, Callie, Carter, Mollie and Tyler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Joy; son, Gary Joy; brothers, Kenny Strandberg, and Rolland “Pete” Peterson; and daughter-in-law, Dorothy Joy.

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