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Joyce Marie Stocke 71 (formerly Bjorklund) born in Buffalo minnesota nov 10th 1951, passed away November 21st 2022 surrounded by loved ones after a long debilitating battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She had been battling the disease since 17 and was a courageous fighter for over 50 years!
She was survived by her 5 siblings, 4 children Jennifer (Curt) Roehrich, Martin (Brittany) Stocke, Danielle (Justin) Carlson, Michelle Stocke (Caleb Truax) and 11 grandchildren that she absolutely adored. Doran, Connor, Adelyn, Caitlyn, Thomas, Marcus, Easton, Charlotte, Colton, Gia, and Camden. They were the absolute joy of her life and the reason she fought so hard to stay so long.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Paul and Kathleen Bjorklund, and Husband Thomas Stocke
She married Tom in 1979 and went on to have 4 children against the orders of her doctor.  She would proudly boast “The doctor told me not to have any kids but i had 4 healthy babies, without even an asprin! Joyce never listened well and always did things her own way!
Joyce was known for her quick wit, sense of humor, sharp mind and even sharper tounge. She would start to smirk, get a twinkle in her eye and you would know something naughty was about to come out of that sassy mouth of hers! This will be so very missed. She fought hard to give her kids and grandkids as much time with her as possible and would never have left if given the choice, but her body was tired and her spirit deserved to be released. The love she gave to us on earth will never be stopped by death. We imagine her  swinging on a swing, in a field of flowers, the sun shining on her face, smelling freshly cut grass (with whiffs of gasoline that reminded her of the station her dad ran in her childhood) that overlooks a body of blue water, while her husband watches her smiling, admiring her beauty. We love you more Grammy! We are Bigger!
Special thanks to her cousin Wanda Sapatnekar for being a life long friend to her, Lisa Bourassa for becoming her best friend, Casey Masepohl for always being someone she can talk to, and Rick Hansen for being a great support. We are forever grateful!

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Crystal and Bill

    I am so sorry for your loss .

  2. Sara Forsberg

    Very nicely done!!!

  3. Lisa Haines

    So sorry for your loss. She sounds like a great lady.


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