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Joyce H Mulheron

Joyce H Mulheron

Joyce was born on August 31st, 1945, to Earl and Ruth Kruempel of Wabasha, MN. She grew up in Wabasha with her four brothers and two sisters.

She met Pat at a dance at the LBJ Pavilion in Durand. The rest, as they say, is history. Joyce married her soulmate Pat on April 3rd, 1965, at St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha. After marriage, they moved to Winona, MN, where she worked at a department store. They lived in Fountain City while Pat was employed at a construction company. Later, they came full-circle back to Durand, where Joyce worked at Western Wisconsin Insurance for several years.

Joyce and Pat had two beautiful daughters, Sherry and Rebecca (Becky).

In the early 1990's, Joyce decided to start a daycare business in her home. Her daycare kids became like family. After many fulfilling years as a daycare provider, she retired.

Around that time, Joyce and Pat were also blessed with five granddaughters. Joyce's grandkids were her treasure. Joyce’s passion for reading extended to her grandchildren, always encouraging them to take books home with them after visiting. She would spend countless hours picking out the perfect gifts for each grandchild. Careful to not show favoritism, Joyce would always take time to make sure her grandchildren's’ gifts were equal. 

Joyce loved to spend time on the Chippewa River fishing, agate hunting, or simply reading a book. She always had a funny quip at the ready, and there was never a shortage of good humor around her. She also loved to bake and cook, especially when her grandkids came to visit. On any given day, Joyce might have been found enjoying anything Disney, Harry Potter, George Strait, Randy Travis, or the Packers. Her passion for birds, especially eagles, orioles, and hummingbirds, was evident to all who knew her - heaven forbid if a squirrel invaded her feeders!

Throughout both the highs and the lows of their 58-year marriage, Joyce loved Pat with all her heart and soul. She was the anchor and the glue that held the ship together during rough waters.

Joyce is survived by her husband Pat, her loving daughters Sherry (husband Dave) and Becky (husband Mike), and granddaughters, Nikki, Emma, Jenni, Kelli, and Sara; her brothers Eugene (Gene) and Ted (wife Lois), sisters Sharon (husband Roger) and Jeanette (husband Harvey), and half-brother David (wife Chris).

Memorial Services will be 11:00AM Saturday, June 17, 2023 at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand with Rev. Timothy Welles officiating. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery-Lima in Durand. Visitation will be from 10:00AM until the time of services at the funeral home on Saturday, June 17, 2023.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Donna Jones

    Dear Pat and family, Though I'm a bit late in sending a message, please accept my thoughts, prayers and deep sympathy in your loss. Joyce was indeed a special lady, always had a smile on her face. May your Faith and wonderful memories be sources of comfort in the days ahead.

  2. Tony and Kathy Hoffman

    It was a pleasure getting to know Joyce through Barbershoppers. A wonderful lady. Kathy and Tony

  3. Gary & Judi Bauer

    Our deepest sympathy to Pat and his girls and their family’s. Joyce was a very unique person and loved to visit with her. She also had the greatest love for the children in her daycare. RIP Joyce keeping you all in our prayers

  4. Cheryl ( biesterveld ) johnson

    With a heavy heart, I'm so sorry to hear of joyce passing, not only was joyce my Avon lady, she was my friend. I'll truly miss her.

  5. Pat Rosenberg

    My deepest sympathy and prayers to you Pat, and family. May your wonderful memories of a beautiful woman help in your grief.

  6. Robert Burgdorf

    Condolences to her family, it's been many years since I saw her but recently connected with her on Facebook. Just looked at the Moore Family picture above my computer desk to refresh my memory and there we all were. She will l be missed dearly.

  7. Max & Margaret Gramling

    Our deepest sympathy to your whole family -
    Friends always, Max & Margaret

  8. James Krause

    My condolences to Pat and family. I worked for Joyce and Pat at their shop in Durand as a TV repair man. They were great people to work with. Joyce will be missed.

  9. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Sympathy to all.

  10. Harvey & Jeanette Skow

    Pat, Sherry, Becky and extended family. We’re so sorry for your, and our loss. She was a great lady, sister, sister-in-law. We will miss the coffee cake, the fluff and spending time with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


    Our sympathy to Pat and family!

  12. Kathy and Steve Dahl

    Our deepest sympathy on the sudden and shocking loss of Joyce. We just saw you both at the pancake breakfast in Rock Falls. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a wonderful person, wife and mother.

  13. Paula and David Braun

    We are so sorry. We always enjoyed visiting with Joyce and Pat. Joyce was always so joyful and easy to talk with. May your wonderful memories comfort you all.

  14. Patti Blount

    I'm sorry to hear about the passing of Joyce. Sympathy to the family during this difficult time.

  15. Julie Mayer

    My sincere condolences to all in the family. I just met Joyce this year, and she was such a bright light in the room, confident, funny and caring. I enjoyed our visit so much in the company of family and friends. I feel privileged to have met her and been blessed by her presence and energy. It might have been once, but I remember her like it was yesterday. May memories comfort you in the physical absence. Her presence is infinite beyond this earthly realm ????????

  16. Pat Petrie/ Kurth

    My sincerest condolences to Pat and the family. I now live in Menomonie, but miss many special friends in Durand. Hugs to you all!6

  17. Gwen mayer

    My sincere sympathies at the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. Joyce was such a warm, wonderful person. May all the great memories of Her help you through your grief

  18. Monica and John Krings

    Sincere sympathy to Pat and your family in the loss of Joyce, wife, mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  19. judy and john parr

    our sympathies and prayers to all Take care at this hard time

  20. Jim and Mary Wayne

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  21. Sharon Bauer

    My condolences go out to Pat and family. I am so sorry to hear this. Joyce was a very nice lady.

  22. Luanne Weissinger

    Pat and family…My deepest Sympathy… Joyce will always be remembered and never forgotten….

  23. Dennis & Barbara Mulheron

    Over the years Barb spent countless hours shopping with Joyce. We will miss her so much and were blessed to have her in our lives. As for me, I found out early on that if you wanted to see Joyce run and hide, you just had to point the camera in her direction. Blessings and all our love to brother Pat, Sherry & Becky.

  24. Dennis & Barbar Mulheron

    Over the years Barb spent countless hours shopping with Joyce. We will miss her so much and were blessed to have her in our lives. As for me, I found out early on that if you wanted to see Joyce run and hide, you just had to point the camera in her direction. Blessings and all our love to brother Pat, Sherry & Becky.

  25. Patty and John Wayne

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to you and your family.
    Joyce was a great lady, loved her humor.

  26. Nick and Sue Sperger

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  27. Cheryl Alme Bysong

    Sincere condolences to Pat, Sherry, Becky and extended family members. My thoughts are with you.

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