Joyce Ann Goodrich, age 77 of Forest, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Amery Regional Medical Center.
She was born the daughter of Bill and Bert (Swanson) Relander on March 28, 1937 in New Richmond. In 1956, she married Richard Goodrich. She was an educator, teaching Elementary School for many years. Joyce was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was very active and devoted to her church, she played piano for services and programs. Joyce was also member of the Order of the Eastern Star and she enjoyed raising cattle, and playing bridge. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant everything to her. Joyce was the family matriarch and had many special friends around the area. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Richard (1996); parents, Bill and Bert Relander; sister, MaryJean Jagow; grandson-in-law, John Forsblade.
She is survived by her beloved friend, Don Eliason; sons, Mark (Claudine), John (Sheila); grandchildren, Christine Forsblade, Melinda (friend, Ralph Buhr), Jesse (friend, Carlee Williams), LauraLee Hatch, Daniel Goodrich, Brian (friend, Laci Moe) Goodrich; great-grandchildren, Wyatt Johnson, Joshua Forsblade, Leana Goodrich, Madasin Hatch, Riley Hatch; many relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church (2980 201th Ave.) Forest, WI. Visitation was held Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond with an Order of the Eastern Star Service at 4:30 pm. Visitation was also be Monday from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Private interment was at Elim Lutheran Church Cemetery in Scandia, MN. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.