Joyce Jarman

Joyce Jarman, age 74 of Midland, S.D., died Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident.

Joyce Loraine Petoske was born May 6, 1936, in Stanley County, S.D., the daughter of Peter and Addie (Thomas) Petoske. She grew up northeast of Midland, attending grade school at Rolling Green through the eighth grade. She then went to Midland High School, graduating in 1954. After graduation, she remained in Midland where she worked at various cafes and for Zane Ziemann at the variety store.

Joyce was united in marriage to a Norwegian rancher, Dale Jarman, on January 11, 1957, in Nowlin, S.D., and to this union were born two daughters, Susan Lynn and June Joyce. They made their home on their ranch three miles west of Nowlin on the Bad River, where they resided their entire married life.

Joyce enjoyed flowers, taking care of her yard, cooking, and especially her grandchildren. Joyce was always very concerned about people.

She was a very active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Nowlin Circle, and the Birthday Club.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Jarman, Midland; two daughters, Susan Martin and her husband, Scott, Midland, and June Huston and her husband, Doug, Midland; six grandchildren, Vance (Kristin) and Sig Martin, Charity (Josh) McLaughlin, and Samantha, Spencer and Sarah Huston; six great-grandchildren, Gunner, Kort and Jager McLaughlin, and Fayth, Layne and Jaydon Martin; two brothers, Clarence Petoske and his wife, Arlene, Midland, and Leonard Petoske and his wife, Pauline, Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Pauline Marrington, Midland; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Hazel Melvin; and five brothers, Richard, Stanley, Kenneth "Wayne", Donald and Dale Petoske as children.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland, with Pastor Frezil Westerlund officiating.

Music was provided by Scotti Block, pianist, and Barb Jones, vocalist. Ushers were Don Hennies and Bob Evans. Pallbearers were Ralph "Shorty" Jones, Tom Hand, David Flom, Ronnie Sammons, Jim Haddock and Kirby Schofield.

Interment was in the Nowlin Cemetery.

A memorial has been established.

Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Online guestbook available at www.rushfuneralhome.com