Joyce Hedemann

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Joyce Hedemann, 90, of Monona died Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Central Community Hospital in Elkader.

Visitation was Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, and before services at the church on Wednesday.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Living Faith United Methodist Church, Giard, conducted by Rev. Deb Parkison.

Burial was at Giard Cemetery.

Joyce was born Jan. 31, 1928, to Rueben and Clara (Schelhamer) Bernhard on the Clayton County farm settled by her great-grandparents in 1855. She graduated from Monona High School in 1946 and attended one year at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. 

Joyce was united in marriage with Darrell Hedemann on June 28, 1947, at Giard Methodist Church in Giard. Four children were born to this union. Joyce was a farm wife and homemaker and was very active in the Giard United Methodist Church and Monona Historical Society. She was a member of Giard United Methodist Women, Froelich U and I Club and the Northern Clayton Garden Club.

Joyce is survived by three children, Hugh (Joanne) Hedemann of Garnavillo, Janice (Stephen Mangano) Hedemann of Halethorpe, Md., and Susan (Michael) McGee of Cedar Falls; six grandchildren, Cheryl, Andrea, Erin, Charles, Anna and Claire; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Doris Moellering of Garnavillo.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Darrell Hedemann in 2006; one son, Mark Hedemann in 1969; and her infant brother, Wesley Bernhard.

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