Funeral services for Joyce Moser of Morris, will be on Monday, May 1, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Morris Apostolic Christian Church, rural Morris. Visitation will be Sunday, April 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and Monday one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Jeanette Joyce Moser, was the second of five children born to Charles and Caroline (Emch) Gleichman on January 27, 1931, in Harper, Kansas. She received her education in Harper through the 12th grade, graduating with the Harper High School Class of 1948. Joyce went on to further her education in Nursing, attaining her Registered Nurse Certificate at Newman Hospital School of Nursing in Emporia, Kansas. Joyce started her career at a local clinic working for Dr. Underwood. Joyce was baptized in 1950 and became a member of the Apostolic Christian Church of Harper, Kansas. While visiting her cousin in Morris, Minnesota in the early 1950’s, she accepted a nursing position at the Stevens County Hospital. Through the Apostolic Church, Joyce and Bill Moser were united in marriage on September 23, 1956 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Harper, Kansas. They made their home on a farm in Stevens County, Minnesota, and began their family, welcoming four children.
In the early 1970’s, Joyce discontinued nursing and devoted her time to working side by side with Bill on the farm and taking care of her family. Joyce loved being in Minnesota, witnessing God’s glory through the fluffy clouds, black dirt and green grass. In 1986, Bill and Joyce left the farm and moved into Morris.
Joyce was a member of the Morris Apostolic Christian Church and was very active in World Relief Sewing. Joyce had several hobbies, including: hardanger, sewing – making doll clothes for her granddaughter, fishing and boating. Joyce and Bill enjoyed traveling, especially during the Minnesota winters. Later in life, she made many lovely special occasion cakes for people in the community.
Joyce’s greatest accomplishment was her family, especially her grandchildren. They were her love and joy and she cherished the time she was able to spend with them and care for them. They fondly remember the wonderful buttermilk pancakes, cheese, cookies, applesauce, and plain Cheerios with whole milk. One of Joyce’s greatest wishes was that her beloved family would be spiritually prepared and meet again in Heaven.
Joyce died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at the age of 92, on Friday, April 28, 2023, at the Courage Cottage in Morris; just six days after the death of her beloved husband, Bill.
Joyce is survived by three sons: Sam (Ruth) Moser of Eureka, Illinois, Lowell (Karen) Moser of Morris, Minnesota, Fred (Tammy) Moser of Morris, Minnesota; one daughter: Jeanette Moser of Grinnell, Iowa; six grandchildren: Justin (Cydni) Moser of Scottsdale, Arizona, Jared (Lacey) Moser of Morris, Minnesota, Travis (Rita) Moser of Morris, Minnesota, Rachel (Travis) Kloehn of Alexandria, Minnesota, Ethan Moser of Eureka, Illinois and Wyatt Moser of Flushing, Michigan; nine great grandchildren; and one brother, John (Martha) Gleichman of Northville, Michigan and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William on April 22, 2023; infant sister, Eva Jean Gleichman; one sister and her husband, Kathleen and Joe Gallatin; one brother and his wife, Richard and Emmy Gleichman.
In lieu of flowers and memorial trees the family requests memorials go to the Courage Cottage in Morris, MN. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements for Joyce. To send condolences to the family please visit www.pedersenfh.com.