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Joyce LaVonne Geyer, 88, of rural De Smet

Posted: Monday, Apr 15th, 2013

DE SMET — Joyce LaVonne Geyer, 88, of rural De Smet, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the American Lutheran Church in De Smet.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet.

Joyce LaVonne Wallum was born March 13, 1925, at Carthage to Edward and Ida Wallum. She attended country school in Carthage, Esmond and Manchester. After graduating from Northern State College in Aberdeen, she taught at several rural schools in the area. She also worked at Honeywell in Minneapolis, and the Creamy Freeze and Ravens in De Smet.

She married Richard Geyer on Nov. 23, 1946, at Luverne, Minn. They lived on a farm in the Manchester area.

She is survived by four sons, Ronald of De Smet, Jerry (Kristi) of Huron, Dan (Linda) of De Smet, and Rex (Lynette) of De Smet; a daughter, Bonnie Geyer of Huron; a daughter-in-law, Carol Geyer of De Smet; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren; one twin brother, Joy “Smokey” (Dolly) Wallum of Iroquois; a sister-in-law, Evie (Harold) Platt of Brookings; brothers-in-law Robert (Darlene) Geyer, and Art (Barb) Geyer; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Muilenburg all of De Smet; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Richard; one son, Wayne Geyer; a granddaughter; four brothers, Alferd, Milo, Deone and Jarvis; and one sister, Olive.

For the complete article see the 04-14-2013 issue.

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