Funeral Service for Joyce Wigness, 78, of Minneota, were at 2 p.m. on
Monday, September 13, at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota.
Interment was at Hope Lutheran Cemetery.
Joyce Carol (Hanson) Wigness was born June 15, 1932 in Minneota, MN to Ted and
Laura (Foss) Hanson. Joyce graduated from Minneota High School, and was
babtized and confirmed at Hope Lutheran Church, where she was a lifelong
She married Orville John (O.J.) Wigness September 23, 1951. They moved to their
farm in Minneota where Joyce was a homemaker and had 3 daughters; Laurie, Cindy
and Trudy. She lived there until 1965 when they moved to their current home in
Joyce and O.J. wintered in California for many years. In 1981, they made
Mission, TX their residence and enjoyed Texas for 29 years.
Joyce was a very social person. She enjoyed entertaining friends, playing
cards, dancing, and spending time with her family.
After an eight and one half year courageous battle with colon cancer, Joyce died
on Friday, September 10, 2010, at the Minneota Manor.
She is survived by her children Laurie (Bernie) Shell of Solon, OH; Cindy (Greg)
Hawkins of Minnetonka, MN; and Trudy Vien of River Falls, WI. She has five
grandchildren Sheridan (Shell) Yarberry, Shana (Hawkins) Kolodziej, Mitch
Hawkins, Gunnar Vien and Courtney Vien, along with one great grandchild, Keagan
Kolodziej; one sister, Bette Grinde, sisters-in-law Darlene (Hanson) Sigurdson
and Ruth Hanson. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Orville, and
brothers Clifford, Richard, and Linde.