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Joyce Lordeman

October 19, 1935 - February 21, 2016

Prayer Service - Thursday

February 25, 2016
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Thursday

February 25, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Mass of Christian Burial - Friday

February 26, 2016
- 1:30 PM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo

Burial - Friday

February 26, 2016

Holy Cross Cemetery South, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Joyce Lordeman

October 19, 1935 - February 21, 2016


Joyce Lordeman, age 80 of Fargo, ND passed away while under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley and surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 21, 2016.

Joyce was born on October 19, 1935 to Arnold and Margaret (Slyter) Pallas in Moorhead, MN. Joyce attended school in Moorhead and graduated in 1953 from Moorhead High School. Following graduation, she attended St. Francis School of Nursing in Breckenridge, MN. She graduated in 1956. Joyce met and married Richard Lordeman in Moorhead in 1957. They just celebrated their 58th anniversary last June 22. She worked 1 year at St. Francis Hospital, Breckenridge, MN then she worked at St. Ansgars Hospital in Moorhead, MN for 5 years. The last 27 years, she worked at Dakota Hospital in Fargo, ND retiring in 1993. Joyce volunteered at Innovis from 2000 to 2013. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, watching sports, bingo and spending time with her grandchildren. Joyce loved being with her family and friends and having a good time.

Joyce is survived by her husband Richard; her 3 children, Cynthia (Rick) Wagner, Fargo, ND, Michael (Karen) Lordeman, Iowa City, IA and Karen (Norman) Lordeman-Rowdy, Winston Salem, NC; 6 grandchildren, Aaron (Ashley), Justin and Alison Lordeman, Nicholas and Nathan Wagner and Mariah Rowdy; 4 step-grandchildren, Cory (Kendra) Rowdy, Jay Curry, Karrah (Anthony) Vella and Danielle Snyder; 4 great-grandchildren, Ellis Wagner and Samuel Lordeman, Leo and Mia Vella; 3 brothers, Keith (Renee) Pallas, Turner, OR, Terry (Mary) Pallas, Anchorage, AK and Dennis (Cheryl) Pallas, Scotts Mills, OR; 3 sisters, Beth (John) Lynch, Winston Salem, NC, Carol (Verdayne) Miller, Amsville, OR and Janet Ray, Woodburn, OR and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Joyce was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Margaret, her parents, Arnold and Margaret Pallas, 2 brothers, Raymond Pallas and Leroy Palls and 1 sister, Judith Pallas.

Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.

Mass of Christian Burial: 1:30 P.M. Friday, February 26, 2016 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery South, Fargo.


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13 responses to “Joyce Lordeman”

  1. Audra Balstad says:

    So sorry on the loss of your mom Cindy – many prayers to you and your entire family. God Bless.

  2. Linda Reiter says:

    My prayers are with the family at this sad time. I met Joyce working at Dakota Heartland Hospital. She always had a smile and kind word for others. She did the most beautiful crochet work which always sold out quickly at hospital bazaars.
    For many years I worked with her daughter, Cindy and was invited to family gatherings; the most recent was her 80th birthday celebration. She will be missed by many.
    Sharing in your sorrow.

  3. Julie and Kris Condon says:

    Mike we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Kris was just sharing how kind Joyce was even with all of the escapades the two of you put her through:)



    Sorry to hear about Joyce. We are out of town and unable to attend her funeral. Our thoughts and prays are with you at this trying time.


    Sorry to hear about Joyce. We are out of town and will not be able to attend her funeral. Our thoughts and prays are with you. We will miss Joyce . I will miss our lunch dates

  6. Joan M Beyer says:

    So sorry for your loss. She was an admirable lady. My thoughts and prayers are for you and your family.

  7. Becky Haley says:

    My deepest sympathy to Joyce’s family. I worked with Joyce at Dakota for years and have many fond memories.

  8. Cindy Belohlavek says:

    Cindy, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very neat lady. I think I still have one of her crotched items in my home!!! She was so fun to have at our Gardener’s Festival. She always seemed joyful. Condolences to you all! Love you, Cyn

  9. Michael Green says:

    So sorry for your loss. I have a vivid memory of Joyce (Mrs. Lordeman to me!) wearing a nurse’s uniform and white cap. As a kid, it was great having a nurse and a fire fighter living just down the block. We were safe no matter what!

    My thoughts are with you all. -Michael

  10. Elsa Carpenter says:

    So sorry to hear about your Mom Dakota staff has many great memories, she was a great nurse. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  11. Jill Sly and Mike Walker says:

    We were saddened to hear of the passing of Joyce. She was a lovely and kind lady. Our condolences to you and your family. God Bless You.

  12. Jeff Green says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I haven’t seen any of you in years, I have thought of you often. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. ( I still remember Mike putting on a football helmet and doing somersaults, head first on the sidewalk, from one end of the block to the other).
    Take care.

  13. Patricia Johnson says:

    Dear family ofJoyce,
    I am so sorry for your loss. .Joyce was a very dedicated nurse and a kind and caring person. We went to nursing school together in Breckenridge Mn. It was a small enough school that we all got to know one another. However the nursing dorm was divided into two floors and Joyce and I were on opposite floors and our assignments there were very different. Unfortunately I never got to know her too well, but enough to know that she was a kind and compassionate classmate.
    Several years ago I discovered that she lived here and we attended guite a few of the all-school reunions together. After the reunions ended we lost track of one another. I will always have fond memories of our trips together and of her 50th wedding anniversary.

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