Joyce E. Woitzel

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Joyce’s service will be livestreamed below starting at 2 PM Sunday, September 25, 2022.

Joyce Edith Woitzel, 75, passed away September 4, 2022 in Pelican Rapids, MN under the care of hospice.

Joyce was born August 26, 1947 to George and Signe (Johnson) Svare in Pelican Rapids, MN. She was raised by Minda and Joseph Redmond in Hunter, ND. She attended school in Hunter and graduated from Hunter High School in 1965. She was united in marriage with Allen Woitzel on November 6, 1965. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Grandin, ND.

Joyce worked along with Allen on their Grandin farm for over 50 years. During the summers, Joyce enjoyed spending time at their lake cabin on Big Cormorant Lake. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, doing arts and crafts, playing piano, tending to her farm animals and pets, and spending time with family.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 56 years, Allen of Gardner; daughters, Sara (Jeff) Metzger of Pelican Rapids, with their children Megan (Darion) Hannesson, Thomas Metzger, and Lucas Metzger of Fargo; Chantelle Woitzel (Jacob Ham) of Fargo, ND; sister, Charlotte Woitzel of Fargo, ND, Gloria (Joe) Patocka of East Grand Forks, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; son, Chad W. Woitzel; brother, Charles Svare; and sister, Eleanor Luebeck.


Visitation - Sunday: September 25, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Memorial Service - Sunday: September 25, 2022 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. A lovely soul who now rejoices with all the saints in heaven. Sending hugs to the whole family from us in Washington state.

  2. In living memory of a bright light and brighter smile among us. Sending love and big hug to all the family.

    Charles Horner

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a beautiful person inside and out. She just beamed when Her family was with her. It was so fun to see her enjoying herself at Megan’s wedding last year. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Our condolences to the Woitzel and Metzger families as you mourn Joyce’s passing. Take comfort in the glorious truth that she now rests with God in the company of saints and angels. “Who shall deliver this body from death? Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!”

    Pastor Allen & Ginger Kramp

  5. Heaven is so lucky to have gained mrs Joyce! Such a bright spirit full of love and happiness and it was a pleasure to have gotten to care for her! Her spunky personality and infectious laugh will be remembered forever. Watching movies on her couch with her and always having popcorn will forever hold my favorite memories of her ❤️ R.I.P joycee

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