Joyce E. SimoniegJoyce Elaine Simonieg, 77, Dickinson, died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Thursday, Jan. 31, while wintering in Palm Desert, Calif.
Joyce Elaine Simonieg, 77, Dickinson, died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Thursday, Jan. 31, while wintering in Palm Desert, Calif.
Joyce’s Mass of Christian burial is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Dickinson, with Rev. Todd Kreitinger as the celebrant. Inurnment will take place later this spring.
Visitation is Friday, Feb. 15, from noon to 8 p.m. at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson, with a vigil at 7 p.m. with Deacon Ron Keller presiding.
Joyce was born on June 23, 1935, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Sauvageau) Booke. Joyce grew up in Dickinson where she graduated from Dickinson High School and received a teaching degree from Dickinson State.
She was an enthusiastic cheerleader in both high school and college. She taught school in Hysham, Mont., and in Walhalla.
She married Don Simonieg on April 11, 1956.
Joyce was an avid golfer and a member of the Women’s Golf Association. She enjoyed reading, sewing and gardening. Joyce loved being a grandmother and enjoyed attending all of her grandchildren’s activities. She taught them crocheting, sewing, fishing, golfing, swimming and how to bake road cookies.
She never let a task or challenge get the best of her. Every day began by completing the daily crossword puzzle. She enjoyed spending time in the summer at Lake Tschida and winters in Palm Desert.
She was survived by husband, Don; three sons, Keith (Faith) Simonieg and Tom Simonieg of Dickinson and Dirk Simonieg of Bismarck; one sister, Agnes (Don) Enright of Boulder, Colo.; one brother, Duane (Rose) Booke of Fargo; four grandchildren Ryan Messmer, Surprise, Ariz., Brandon Simonieg, Dickinson, Austin Simonieg, Fargo, and Alexandra Simonieg, Mankato, Minn.; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Glen, Bob, and Bud Booke; and sisters, Lorraine Matz and Mildred Gallagher.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorials be made out to Salvation Army, 706 Fifth Ave. SE, Dickinson, ND, or American Lung Association, 212 N. Second St., Bismarck, ND 58501, in memory of Joyce E. Simonieg.
Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson.