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1120 E. Main Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Phone: 605-624-2829
Fax: 605-624-2931
Joyce Orr

Joyce Orr (Nelson)

Saturday, July 30th, 1949 - Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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Joyce Maurine (Nelson) Orr, age 71 of rural Volin, SD, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021 in Sioux Falls, SD.
Joyce was the daughter of J. Maurice and Evelyn (Voog) Nelson. She grew up in in the Viborg community on the family farm. Joyce started her education years at country school, then attended Viborg Public Schools, graduating in 1967. She attended South Dakota Beauty Academy in Sioux Falls, SD., where she obtained her Cosmetology degree. She found work at a Yankton, SD hair salon. Later working at the Wakonda Heritage Manor, and Zeta’s Cut Hut in Viborg. Joyce opened All Around Hairstyles by Joyce, in 1983, where she did hair for 35 years, and in the Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home. In 2018, she closed the salon to take care Burton. After Burton’s passing in June 2019, she took charge of Orr Feed and Farm Supply.
She married Burton Lee Orr of Wakonda, SD on November 1st, 1968, in Viborg, SD and they started farming together as began their family. They were blessed with three loving children, Jacquelyn (Brouwer) of Den Burg, Netherlands; Valerie (Berry) of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Ross Orr of Wakonda, South Dakota.
Joyce was involved with the Lutheran Ladies Aid, Clay County 4-H & Extension and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Board of Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Viborg, SD.
Joyce loved the outdoors, gardening, animals, baking, quilting, and traveling whenever possible. But most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Burton and Joyce were members of the First Lutheran Church of Wakonda, SD until it’s closing.
Joyce was survived by; Jacquelyn & Jakob Brouwer and their four children: Samuel, Michael, Amanda & Josh; Valerie & Tyler Berry and their three children: Sarah (Joseph) Carlson, Kaylee & Grant; Ross & Susan (Williams) Orr and their two children: Parker & Hope; one sister Marjorie (Gene) Iverson of Vermillion, SD. As well as numerous brothers and sister’s in-law, cousins, nieces & nephews, and many dear friends.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 8th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, May 8th, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Calvary Lutheran Church
    225 East Main Street
    IRENE, SD 57037
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  • Service

    Saturday, May 8th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, May 8th, 2021 2:00pm
    Calvary Lutheran Church
    225 East Main Street
    IRENE, SD 57037
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    Pastor Mark Ostrem
  • Interment

    Pleasant Valley Cemetery
    Pleasant Valley Rd.
    Rural Vermillion, SD 57069
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Donna Ozmun

Posted at 12:48pm
Condolences to Joyce’s family. She was a VHS classmate and friend. She will be missed. - Donna Johnson Glood Ozmun

Lisa Ketcham

Posted at 11:32pm
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Lisa Ketcham

Julie Williams

Posted at 01:59pm
Please except our deepest sympathies for the loss of your mother She was a wonderful woman and will be deeply missed Julie and Mike Williams

Love R&G Vance and R&J Starr Families

Posted at 08:37am
Valerie and Tyler - We mourn with you and express our love and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
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Valerie Berry Posted at 07:39pm

Thank you so much for the tree planted in Mom’s honor. That was so very kind of your families! Love you all! Valerie, Tyler And our whole family

Bernie Nesheim

Posted at 08:43am
My sympathies to Joyce’s family. I had the pleasure of knowing her for many years. I loved our long visits about our families. The world will be missing a great person.

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