Joyce L. France, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2023 at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge. She was 94 years old.
Joyce was born on April 10, 1928 in Granada, Minnesota to parents William and Vivian (Farnham) Bjorklund. She was united in marriage to James T. France on December 20, 1945. Joyce lived her life taking care of her family and community. She volunteered countless hours with many organizations but was especially proud to be a member of the Isanti VFW Post 2735 auxiliary and her years of being a volunteer driver for Isanti County. She will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Tom (Florance) France; husband James; siblings, Ewald Trautman, Robert (Donna) Bjorklund, Richard (Joanne) Bjorklund, Jeanne Wimmer, and Ronald (Carroll) Bjorklund; brothers and sisters-in-law, Archie France, Richard France, Deloris (Wilfred) Gohr, Elise France, and Mike (Carol) France; and grandson Zachary.
Joyce is survived by her children, James R. (Diane), Jerry (LeEtte), John (Sue), Joel, Jeff (Pat), and Judy (Don); 24 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
A Gathering of Family and Friends with a Time of Remembrances will begin at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at the Braham Event Center.
Inurnment will be held at 12:30 pm on Friday, April 14, 2023 at Assembly Area #2 at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
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