Joyce Deming, age 69, of Franklin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at her home in Franklin. Memorial Service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Franklin, with burial to follow in the Franklin City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 pm on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and from 10 am until time of services at 11 am on September 5, 2019 at the church.
Arrangements are with Nelson-Hillestad Funeral and Cremation Services of Redwood Falls. E-mail condolences may be sent via
Joyce Louise Deming died peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, September 1, 2019. She was born on May 11, 1950, the daughter of Edward and Jean Kodet. She was born and raised in Bechyn, Minnesota and was very proud of her Czech heritage. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1968 and then went on to receive a Secretarial Degree at Granite Falls Vocational School.
Joyce married the love of her life Jerry in 1972 and together they had three children Jennie, Jay, and Michael. Jerry and Joyce moved to Rushford, Minnesota where she devoted her life to raising their family. In retirement, Jerry and Joyce moved back to Franklin, Minnesota where they spent time reconnecting with friends and family. Joyce will be remembered for her soft voice, kind heart, beautiful long hair, decorating sense, ability to strike up a conversation with anyone, and her love for gardening and travel.
She is survived by her husband Jerry Deming, daughter Jennie Deming, son Jay Deming, grandchildren Bradley, Jack, Sara, Lucy, Sean, and Shane, her mother Jean Standfuss, seven siblings Janet, Gail, Laurie, Anne, Amy, Todd, and Brad, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Joyce will be missed dearly by all of her friends and family.
Joyce is proceeded in death by her father Edward Kodet, brother Mark Kodet, and son Michael Deming.
Blessed be her memory.