Joyce deNeui, age 92, of Ortonville, formerly of Clinton, died on Thursday, September 9, at Fairway View Neighborhoods in Ortonville.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity-Mount Olive Lutheran Church 2.5 miles north of Johnson, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Reverend Donald Main will officiate the service and burial will take place at Clinton City Cemetery.
Joyce’s family is requesting masks be worn for the visitation and memorial service.
Joyce Jeanette (Standfuss) deNeui was born on April 8, 1929, in Olivia, MN, to Albert and Helen (Zapp) Standfuss. She grew up in the Renville, MN, area and attended Renville schools.
On June 13, 1953, Joyce was united in marriage with Marlton “Bud” deNeui in Renville, MN, and they resided in Renville for several months. They farmed near Chokio, MN, for 13 years. In 1972, Joyce and Bud made their home on a farm east of Clinton, MN, where they farmed for many years. They moved into Clinton for five years after they retired, then made their home in Graceville for four years until they moved to Fairway View Neighborhoods in Ortonville.
Joyce was a great mother and housewife. She maintained the household while helping Bud with the farm work as well. Joyce worked as a waitress in Chokio and in Clinton. She also worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for 17 years at Good Samaritan Home in Clinton. Following retirement, Joyce volunteered with Rice Memorial Hospice Care.
Joyce’s faith was important to her. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church near Clinton and later became a member of Trinity-Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Johnson. Joyce was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and worked at many Ladies’ Aide church activities.
Joyce enjoyed baking and was an excellent cook. She could be found in her flower garden on warm, Summer days. Most importantly, Joyce loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 68 years, Bud deNeui; sons: Don (Marcia) deNeui of Chokio, MN; James (Shari) deNeui of Clinton, MN; and Paul (Lisa) deNeui of Clinton, MN; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; and three sisters.