Joyce E. Dahlbacka


IRONWOOD, Mich. — Joyce E. Dahlbacka, 89, of Ironwood Township, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, in Ironwood.

She was born Feb. 22, 1924, in Ironwood, daughter of the late Hjalmer and Alma (Magnuson) Wester. Joyce attended Ironwood schools, graduating from the Luther L. Wright High School with the class of 1942.

In 1948, she was united in marriage with Arthur Dahlbacka in Ironwood. He preceded her in death in 1993.

Joyce was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ironwood.

She is survived by three sons, William, of Palmer Lake, Colo., Bruce (Darla), of Port Washington, Wis., and Randy (Jennifer), of Bessemer; four grandchildren, Kendra, Michael, Ali and Gage Dahlbacka; and several nephews and nieces.

In addition to her parents and husband, Joyce was preceded in death by her stepmother, Ann Wester; two brothers, Bill and Alvin Wester; and one sister, Virginia (Esko) Aukee.

Cremation has taken place at the Range Crematory in Hurley.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ironwood. Deacon Larry Oehlerking will officiate.

The family will receive friends Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Inurnment will be in the Sunset Acres Cemetery in Ironwood Township.

Arrangements are by Range Funeral Service and Crematory, Ketola-Burla Funeral Home in Ironwood.


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