Joyce H. (Grams) Olene
Olene, Joyce H. died October 28th, 2020 at the age of 89 years, 363 days. Joyce was born October 30th., 1930, on the family farm in Zimmerman, MN (now Grams Regional Park) to Henry and Minnie Grams along with her twin sister Harriett. Joyce graduated from Elk River High School in 1948.
Joyce worked at Sears and the Federal Reserve Bank until she married Elliott Olene in 1951. They made their home in Fridley, MN and started a family shortly after. When their only child started school, Joyce followed and worked part time in the cafeteria at Riverwood Elementary. Her coworkers teased her that she was only there for “looks, laughs, and lunch!” Weekends were spent with extended family or fishing trips up north.
The family moved to Zimmerman in 1972. Joyce worked at Zimmerman Elementary and Elk River Senior High Schools. She was the Livonia Township treasurer for many years and an election judge. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Crown for most of her life.
After Elliott passed away in 1997, Joyce was blessed to find happiness again with Stuart Immer. They were wed in 2001. Stuart loved to travel and they were frequently on the go. Stuart passed away in 2015.
Joyce was happiest when she was spending time with her family and friends. She loved to have coffee, play cards and visit – your place or hers.
She spent her final 1-1/2 years at Sterling Pointe Senior Living in Princeton, MN. Many thanks for the kind and loving ways the staff cared for her as her health and memory declined.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her spouses, and 7 siblings. She is survived by her family with Elliott: daughter Sandra (James) Barthel; granddaughters Courtney (Jerry) Johnson and Rachel (Ryan) Hoey; great grandchildren Hunter Weigel, Lucas Hoey, Elliot Hoey and Lucy Hoey; sister Helen Benson; brother Merrill (Helen Mae) Grams; sister-in-laws Lucille Grams and JoAnn Grams. She will also be missed by Stuart’s family: children Susan (Owen) deCathelineau, Nancy (Patrick) Saunders, Julie Immer, and Michael (Shannon) Immer; grandchildren, Cole (Becky) deCathelineau, Jessica Immer, Becca Immer, and Breanna Immer; great grandchild Calvin deCathelineau.
Funeral will be Friday, November 13th at Christ Our Light Catholic Church 25909 4th St. Zimmerman, MN. Visitation at 10 a.m. Mass at 11 a.m. Covid protocols will be observed – masks required. Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Arr. Dare’s Funeral Home 763-441-1212 www.daresfuneralhome.com
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