Joyce Harriet Eisele (nee Trepanier), 93, passed away Feb. 12, 2012 at Carefree Living Assisted Living in Brainerd, Minn.
Joyce was born Oct. 24, 1918, in Minneapolis, graduated from Washburn High School, and lived most of her life in Bloomington and Richfield. In 1936, she married her high school sweetheart, Ralph
Eisele (deceased in 1983), and in 1985 married longtime family friend Ed Israelson (deceased in 1997). Joyce was a lifetime member of Richfield Lutheran Church.
Joyce is survived by children: Rick (Marilyn), Jeanne Swanson (Rich), Randy (Kathy), Jacki Mehr (Tom), Jan Olejnicak (Mike); step-children: Lori Gietman (Tom), Mary Bolland (special friend Ross Cadwell) and Mark Israelson; grandchildren: Ralph Eisley (Yumiko), James Eisele (Lori), Tami Menk (James), Tracey Lee, Terry Steinberg (special friend Mary Kay Paul), Anje, Anthony and Andrew Mehr, Dusten and Erin Olejnicak; step-grandchildren: Alisha Bolland, and Jake (fiancee Nikki Gilbertson), Brad, Kim, and Mike Gietman; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and many nephews and nieces.
Joyce will be sadly missed by all who knew her and we will always cherish many happy memories. She truly loved life and was always ready for an adventure with her family or any of her many friends. We are at peace knowing that she is in heaven now planning games for the Fourth of July and teaching all of God’s children how to play Yahtzee.
A memorial service will be held at Richfield Lutheran Church, 8 West 60th St., Minneapolis at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 2nd. Interment will be immediately following the service at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. In accordance with Joyce’s wishes, we will be having a “memorial party.” We would like her family and friends to share with us in a celebration of Joyce’s life at the Best Western Plus, 1901 Killebrew Dr., Bloomington, from 3-6 p.m. on Friday.