Joyce M. Shern(1928 - 2013)

Joyce M. Shern, 85

Little Falls

Sept. 3, 1928~Sept. 10, 2013

Joyce Marget Shern, age 85, Little Falls, MN, formerly of St. Cloud, MN, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Harmony House, Little Falls, MN.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 16, 2013 at 10:30 AM at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Monday. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN.

Joyce was born September 3, 1928 in St. Croix Falls, WI to Lloyd O. and Edith M. (Johnson) Peterson. She married Gordon Selmer Shern on June 25, 1951 in Thomasville, GA. Joyce was employed by the St. Cloud Veterans Administration Medical Center as a registered nurse for many years, retiring in 1976. She also worked catering events at St. Cloud American Legion Post #76. Joyce was a member of Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church, and member and past president of St. Cloud VFW Post #428 Auxiliary. Joyce had many varied interests, which included watching the Twins and Vikings as well as car races with her husband, Gordon. She also enjoyed needlepoint and was a member of Craft Club. Joyce loved dogs and as a child, Rocky, her black lab was her constant companion. Later, three Boston Terriers would become part of her life, Penny, Penny 2 and finally Sally, who now lives with her daughter.

Survivors include daughter, Cathleen (Edward) May of Rice, MN; son, Stephen (Lorrie Caplan) Shern of Longmont, CO; and two grandsons, Michael and Daniel May.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Gordon, on January 15, 2007.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Shern, Edward May, Michael May and Daniel May.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.


Funeral Home

Benson Funeral Home
1111 25th Avenue South St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 252-3132

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Sept. 14, 2013