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Joyce Elaine Barr

January 7, 1925 ~ February 24, 2017 (age 92)

The Piano Brothers

Joyce Elaine “Goggie” Barr was born on January 7, 1925, in Cloquet, Minnesota to Lawrence and Ethel Larson.  She grew up in the house her grandfather, Peter, and father, Lawrence built on Prospect avenue.  She attended the Cloquet Public School, graduating from High school in 1942.  Following High school Joyce worked at Raiter’s Drug Store.  She also worked as a key punch operator in the Northwest Paper Company office.

On June 26, 1948 she married her High school sweetheart, Martin “Dude” Barr.  They first lived in Duluth, Minnesota while Dude finished his internship.  A year later they Moved to Cloquet, made a home, raised their family, and built a business.

Joyce and Dude traveled their entire married life, both while raising a family and later in retirement.  From the West to East Coasts, from Canada to Mexico, their travels fill our lives with great memories.  Joyce loved her church, Our Saviors, was a regular worshiper and vital member of her Women’s Circle.  She was a devoted wife and partner for Dude, and the most fantastic mom anyone could hope for.

On Friday, February 24, 2017 Goggie died in their apartment in the Oak Park/Southview complex in Still water, surrounded by her family and with the support of the wonderful hospice team from Lakeview Hospice.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Dude; daughters Jennifer (Randy) Rimstead of Minnetonka, MN., Brenda Oakes of Madison Wisconsin, Janice (Scott) Montgomery of Stillwater, Son, Brad (Amy) of Lindstrom, MN; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Ethel and Lawrence; a sister, Shirley; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws.

Joyce’s funeral will be held at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Cloquet on Tuesday, February 28.  Visitation for the public at 1:00 p.m., service at 1:30 p.m.  Joyce’s Son, Rev. Brad Barr officiating.  Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.  Arrangements by Souder-Handevidt Funeral and Cremation Services.   


 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
February 28, 2017

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
615 12th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720

Funeral Service
Tuesday
February 28, 2017

1:30 PM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
615 12th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720


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