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Joyce F. Dykema

February 12, 1933 - October 3, 2012

Joyce F. Dykema, age 79 of Murdo, S.D., died October 3, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Pierre.
Joyce Finck was born to Waldo and Clara (Jordan) Finck on February 12, 1933, in Okaton.
She married Herman “Boyd” Dykema on November 27, 1953, and to this union three daughters were born, Sherry, Cindy and Lora.
Joyce loved life and was known for her fun personality. Joyce especially loved to tease the kids and they loved to tease her back. Those same kids (and you know who you are) would scare her knowing how jumpy she was. Adults and kids alike made a special stop at Joyce’s house at Halloween, with lights and siren (and you know who you are) for her popcorn balls. Joyce also made the best bread and chocolate fudge and she often shared her baked goods with family and friends. Crocheting was a pastime for Joyce and she enjoyed sharing her handiwork.
Joyce loved going to bowling tournaments except for the times her partners angered or embarrassed her (and you know who you are).
Joyce had many talents and she used these in several of the jobs she performed throughout the years. She especially like working at Dean’s Market where she could be found by the sound of her whistle. She always said there was no song she just liked to whistle. Joyce has done everything from driving combines at harvest, driving semi-trucks long haul, to milking cows, ironing, baking doughnuts, and loved painting apartments.
You would often find Joyce whistling, whether she was at work or at play. This reflected Joyce’s love for life. Joyce will be missed by her family and many friends.
Survivors include three daughters, Sherry Philips and her husband, Bill, of Murdo, Lora Gibbs and her husband, Brett, of Audobon, Iowa, and Cindy Jost and her husband, Mike, of Murdo; four grandchildren, Brooke and Susie Jost, and Georgie and Billy Gibbs; one brother, Kenny Finck of Newell; five sisters, Irene Brink of Murdo, Alice Stroppel and her husband, George, of Midland, Betty Block and her husband, Dick, of Midland, Ironis Poppe of Pierre, and Norma Oldenberg and her husband, Jim, of Philip; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Herman, on May 13, 2006; two brothers, Robert Finck and Emil Finck, and one sister, Bonna Lindquist.
Services were held Friday, October 5, at the Methodist Church in Murdo, with Pastor Rick Hazen officiating.
Music was provided by Lois Jaide, pianist. Ushers were Barb Venard and Linda Kessler. Pallbearers were Marvin Kessler, Joe Connot, Gary Block, Dean Block, Brad Block and Dean Faber. Register book attendants were Wanda Olson and Jill Venard.
Graveside services were held Friday at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of the arrangements.
A memorial has been established.