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Joyce M. Bristow

March 28, 1938 December 7, 2017
Joyce M. Bristow
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JOYCE MARGUERITE BRISTOW was born on March 28, 1938 to Johannes and Hermina (Prinsen) Lolkus on the family farm just north of Chandler, Minnesota. After the death of her father, her mother remarried John J. Tinklenberg and her family relocated to the farm of Winthrop Warren. She attended school in Edgerton, Minnesota and graduated in 1956. Joyce professed her faith at the First Reformed Church in Edgerton. In 1965, she moved to Bellflower, California with her parents. In La Mirada, California she met Fred John Bristow, and the two were married on November 6, 1971. The couple made their home in Luverne, Minnesota in 1986. Throughout her life, Joyce held various office and retail positions, including working as a certified nurse’s assistant at the Tuff Home and Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home. Most of all, she enjoyed selling Avon products. Fred preceded Joyce in death on August 21, 1988. On Thursday, December 7, 2017, Joyce passed away in her home in Luverne.

Joyce is survived by her siblings, Anna Mae Berghorst of Hills, Minnesota, and Clarence (Sandy) Tinklenberg of Grandville, Michigan; sister-in-law, Rose Tinklenberg of Lake Crystal, Minnesota; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; parents, Johannes Lolkus, John J. Tinklenberg and Hermina Tinklenberg; siblings, Nellie Remme, Harris Tinklenberg; brother-in-laws, Gale Remme and Sidney Berghorst.

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4:00 PM 12/12/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/12/2017 7:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel

207 Elm St.
Luverne, MN 56156

Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel
207 Elm St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

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11:00 AM 12/13/2017 11:00:00 AM
American Reformed Church - Luverne

304 N. Fairview Dr.
Luverne, MN 56156

American Reformed Church - Luverne
304 N. Fairview Dr. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

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Hillside Cemetery - Edgerton Final Resting Place

614 6th Ave. W
Edgerton, MN 56128

614 6th Ave. W Edgerton 56128 MN
United States

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