Joyce Hauan, age 83, of Baxter, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Edgewood Vista in Brainerd.
She was born March 29, 1929, in Edgerton, WI, the daughter of Neil and Ruth (Marsden) Johnson.
Joyce graduated from Edgerton High School in 1947.
She was united in marriage to George Hauan June 3, 1952. They moved to Dassel, and she worked as a bookkeeper at the Augustana Nursing Home in Litchfield.
Later, Joyce moved to Baxter, where she was very active in the Lord of Life Lutheran Church.
She enjoyed dancing, crocheting, visiting with friends, and watching birds. Her family was her greatest joy.
Although Joyce and George moved often because of the Navy, Joyce could always make a house a home. Many said that Joyce never met a stranger because she was a friend to all.
Joyce is survived by sons, Gary (Terri) Hauan, Mike (Jeanie) Hauan, Geoff Hauan, Ken Hauan, and Tom (Debbie) Hauan; daughter Diane Hauan; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great- grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; parents; sisters, Grace and Marian; and brother, Rodney.
Services took place Wednesday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Baxter with the Rev. Ericka Nielsen officiating. Interment was in the Dassel Cemetery.
Family and friends gathered from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, and Wednesday at the church, one hour prior to the services.
Arrangements were made by Brenny Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services. Visit www.brenny.com to leave a message of comfort and support for Joyce’s family.