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Joy E. Seymour, age 71, of Grand Rapids and formerly of Lake Mary, rural Howard Lake passed away on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids.

She was born on March 14, 1938 in New Man Grove, Nebraska the daughter of Herluf & Alma Sorensen Johnson.

On May 29, 1969, Joy E. Johnson & Gary F. Seymour were joined in marriage in Burnsville, Minnesota.

Joy was formerly employed as a Med Tech at Hospital. She retired to Grand Rapids in 2002.

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

Preceded in death by a infant son: Marty, her parents: Herluf & Alma Johnson and by two brothers: Stanley and LeRoy.

A Private Graveside Service will be held on Monday, August 10th at 10:00 A.M. at Nylunda Lutheran Cemetery in rural Howard Lake. Pastor Mark Loder will officiate.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, August 9th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Larry & Janis Johnson

    Gary, we are thinking of you today and hope everything is proceeding. It will certainly be difficult to get used to, but perhaps Joy is better now than fighting such a tough row for so long. Our sympathy and best wishes to you and your family.

    Larry & Janis

  2. Jack Corr

    Gary, I saw in the Herald that your wife passed away. It’s very sad. Your in our thoughts and prayers to get through these difficult times. Jack Corr


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