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“To all of you kids, Rob and I are very sorry to hear the loss of your mother. To you grandchildren, I am positive you had the BEST grandma ever!!...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Rob and Jean Newman - Spirit Lake, IA

“Joyce was a wonderful neighbor. I will miss her cheery hello and wave, when we met outside. It was a privilege being able to take care of her,in...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Dawn Ukasick n Mark Kazmerzak - IA

“oh my gosh you guys, im so sorry, i didnt hear till today, my heart goes out to all of you. she was and always will be a wonderful woman, i loved...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: jason fox and family - spencer, IA

“Lillian and family, Sorry to hear about the loss of Joyce.I have many fond memories especially when we were young and you lived north of Ledyard....Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: THomas Nauman - Grapevine, TX

“Sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. She was a very dear person to all she meet.She touched a lot of peoples heart. She will be greatly...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jim Bev Holmgren and family - IA

“Peggy, Terry and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Aaron and Kristi Johnson

“PEGGY AND TO YOUR fAMILY, SO SORRY TO HERE ABOUT YOU MOTHER TODAY .BUT JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN JERRY AND MYSELF THOUGHTS ....JUST...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: karen phillips - estherville, IA

“Im so sorry to here of your loss. I always loved talking to her when we went into Alco she always had a smile. Your in our thoughts and prays. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Mandy Hoss

“Scott,Pat,Peggy,Anita,& Families; I am very sorry for your lost. Joyce had a great family. The love, you were all their thru the time she needed you....Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Linda Minton - Estherville, IA

“I was so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing! Mike Raynie ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Raynie - Sioux Falls, SD

“sally & pat, peggy & terry and the other family members. thoughts n prayers are with u at this difficult time. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: marilyn garrelts

“Many memories of Joyce as we lived in Ledyard at the same time. Our children were close in age. She is no longer suffering and that is God's...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Evelyn Nauman - Lake Mills, IA

“Scott, Pat, Peggy and Anita, You have our deepeest sympatyhy on the loss of your mother. She was such an awesome woman and did a wonderful job of...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Scott and Becky Olk - Estherville, IA


Joyce Ann (Johnson) Kruse the daughter of Everet and Lillian (Kramer) Johnson was born February 18, 1950 in Ledyard, Iowa and went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville, Iowa at the age of 62.

She received her education and graduated from Ledyard High School.

Joyce made her home in Estherville and was employed with ALCO and Rosewood Manor. For hobbies she enjoyed working on Crossword Puzzles and most important was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Left to cherish Joyce's memory are her children, Scott Busch and his wife, Melissa of Spencer and their children, Rhyan, Alex and Charlie; Patrick Busch and his wife, Sally of Superior and their son, Seth; Peggy Norton and her husband, Terry of Estherville and their children, Samantha and Madison; Anita Busch of Estherville and her children, Britany and Kiania; eight grandchildren; mother, Lillian Johnson; siblings, Marlin Johnson and his wife, Janice; Marilyn Fuchs and her friend, Dean Nelson; Shirley Polzin and her husband, Robert; Arnold Johnson and his wife, Pat; Dennis Johnson and Edward Johnson.

She has been preceded in death by her father, Everet Johnson; 2nd husband, Allen Barker and sister-in-law, Penny Johnson.

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