Joyce Abner, 96, of Canby, MN, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023 at the Sylvan Court Nursing Home in Canby. Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at the Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby, MN with Rev. Levi Bollerud. Burial will be held at a later date. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel in Canby, MN is entrusted with the arrangements.

Joyce May Abner was born December 26, 1926 to Harry and Florence (Strain) Spanton in Marietta, Minnesota. She was raised near Marietta where she received her education. She was united in marriage to Gerald Abner on June 28, 1946 in Clara City, Minnesota. Joyce was a homemaker and loved to bake and cook. She enjoyed the outdoors tending her flowers and watching and feeding the birds.

She will be sadly missed by her children: Gloria (Abner) Monson and Dan Abner (Sylvia); two grandchildren: Lisa (Mark) Birch and Tracy Monson and six great grandchildren.  Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Abner, son Douglas Abner, granddaughter Dana Monson, and parents.