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Joyce Domrese

Joyce Domrese

Joyce Domrese, 72 of Bemidji, MN died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at her home.

Memorial Services will be at 10:00 am, Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji with Jeff Erickson officiating with a visitation one hour prior to the services.

Joyce was born to Hjalmer and Irene Johnson in Grand Forks, ND on April 16, 1942. She went through the Grand Forks, ND school system and graduated from Central High School in 1960. She got a B.S. in Elementary Education from UND in 1963. On June 2nd, 1963 she married Robert W. Domrese (who she loved dearly) at United Lutheran Church in Grand Forks. They recently and happily celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. It was a marriage made in heaven. Joyce taught in Halstad for three years and was a Title 1 teacher in Bemidji for many years, retiring on December 31, 2003. She loved her students and enjoyed teaching immensely. She enjoyed her family, her home in Bemidji as well as a home in Bullhead City, AZ, where she and Bob loved to dance and socialize with their many friends.

Joyce is survived by her husband Robert (Bob) two sons Robert M. (Rebecca), John C. Domrese of Bemidji, five grandchildren Tessa, Kyle, Maya, Jonah and Averie, two sisters Jean (Dwight) Westman and Janice (Lee) Anderson, brother Jon (Vicki) Johnson, brother-in-law Tom (Sue) Domrese and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Hjalmer and Irene Johnson and her niece Jennifer Fessel.