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Joy E. Seymour, 71

Joy E. Seymour, age 71, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Lake Mary, rural Howard Lake; died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids.

She was born March 14, 1938, in New Man Grove, NE, the daughter of Herluf and Alma Sorensen Johnson.

Joy was joined in marriage to Gary F. Seymour May 29, 1969, in Burnsville.

Joy was formerly employed as a hospital medical technician. She retired to Grand Rapids in 2002.

She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Gary F. Seymour; sons Mark, Michael, and Matthew (Penny) Seymour; three grandchildren: Allison, Brady and Cassidy Seymour; and other relatives and friends.

Joy was preceded in death by an infant son, Marty; her parents, Herluf and Alma Johnson; and by two brothers, Stanley and LeRoy.

A private graveside service took place Monday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. at Nylunda Lutheran Cemetery in rural Howard Lake with Pastor Mark Loder officiating.

Visitation was Sunday, Aug. 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com