May 2, 1936 ~ June 6, 2021
Franks's Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed below: Frank W. Joyce, 85, Horace, ND passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Sanford Hospital, Fargo. Frank was born May 2, 1936 in Fargo, ND to Hargreaves and Inez (Smylie) Joyce. Growing up he lived in Mapleton, ND, involved and working in the local farming community before high school graduation. He continued his education, graduating from North Dakota State University in Fargo, with a mechanical engineering degree. Frank met and fell in love with a local farm girl, Patricia (Pat) Brosell. They married January 30, 1960. Right afterwards they had to move to Seattle, Washington. Frank was immediately employed with the Boeing Aircraft Company. There he very much enjoyed scuba diving with others called the “Boeing Sea Horses”. It wasn’t long before he became a Boeing Field Representative and the travel began. His 38-year career took the family many places in the United States and overseas. Frank was an active man and worked at staying physically fit. He was an intelligent man, and a tease just for the fun of it. He is survived by his wife Pat, Horace; daughter Nancy (Scott) Shepard, Cedaredge, CO; son Eric, Marshall, MN; sister, Mary (Paul) Lindsey, Rockfield, KY; brother David (Kim) Fargo; one grandchild (Johanna); nieces, nephews, and friends. Frank was loved by many and will be so missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sanford Fargo Hospice house. 2nd Floor; 801 N. Broadway. Frank's Video Tribute can be viewed below:
Frank was a great person who I admired he was friendly intelgent honest fair steady well rounded had common sense and a good sense of humor if a problem came up Frank would remain calm and figure out a solution logically Frank was respected and trusted by those that knew him is loved and will be missed especially by his wonderful family before franks tragic accident he lived a good full life who gave much moore to this world than most he was still very sharp and active so it’s a shock what happened especially to his loving family my condolences to all
Frank would be outside tinkering or on his riding lawn mower Mowing. My little grandson and I would drive by and he would want to stop and watch Frank mow. So we pulled over and watched him many many times. He would smile and wave at us.
Bless his memory. Our condolences to you and your family. 💙🌹
Damn Frank I’m going to miss you. You were a very good man with a kind soul. You always stopped by and asked if the girls and myself would like any garden vegetables. Pulling in the driveway to say hi when you and Pat were going to the store. Always had a pleasant smile and wave to everyone in the neighborhood. Old school cool with old school values.i truly cried when I heard the news. My heart aches while writing. I will miss you dearly. All of my love to you sir.❤❤❤
Dave— we are so sorry for the loss of your brother. You two look so much alike and are both very inclined in mechanical engineering. Prayers of comfort and peace to the Joyce family~Brian and Jess Rust and family
Lived with Frank and others at the SPD House while in college. We both graduated in ’59 and reconnected at the NDSU 50th year reunion. We became email buddies and he would forward the most humorous items. Will miss a fun guy and Brother!
Love you dear cousin….will miss times together
Neil and Sue
Our deepest sympathy to the Joyce family in this time of sorrow.
Frank was always so friendly and kind every time I saw him and always had a positive attitude. He always took the time to stop and talk to me and find how how I was doing. I was sad to hear of Franks passing and will greatly miss him stopping in to say hi. I will be praying for his family in the days to come, as I know he will be greatly missed by many.