Joyce Bargrain, 101Joyce Marie (Kaluza) Bargrain died Oct. 19 at age 101 at her home in Red Wing at Deer Crest.
Joyce Marie (Kaluza) Bargrain died Oct. 19 at age 101 at her home in Red Wing at Deer Crest.
She was born Aug. 6, 1911, in St. Paul, Minn., to Joseph and Pearl (Mason) Kaluza. She graduated from Red Wing Central High School in 1929 and was the last survivor of that class. She worked for Prudential Ins. Co. until her marriage to Stanley V. Bargrain Sept. 11, 1937. They had one son, Gary, in 1939. They lived in Red Wing for 22 years until Stanley was transferred to Eau Claire, Wis., with NSP. Joyce moved back to Red Wing in 2002 and lived both at the downtown Plaza and Deer Crest.
Joyce will be remembered for her very sweet, happy, and witty persona. She was always a proper lady who loved her family more than anything.
Joyce is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sharon Bargrain; her grandchildren, Greg (Denise) Bargrain, Shawn (Chris) Oliver, and Teri (Scott) Johnson; and her great-grandchildren, Nick and Brandon Bargrain and Cassandrah and Sydney Oliver. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her sister, Florence (Lawrence) Hyde in 2002; her husband, Stan, in 1975; and her son, Gary, in 2009.
Joyce was cremated, and a private burial will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Ellsworth, Wis. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at Deer Crest Community Room. Memorials can be sent to Deer Crest in her honor.