Joy M. Stricklin, 80, of Casselton, ND, formerly of Cavalier, ND, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2023, at Essentia Health in Fargo, ND.
Joy was born October 15, 1942, in Stephen MN. She spent her early years in Hoople, ND and her later years in Cavalier, ND, before moving to Casselton, ND.
Joy enjoyed crocheting, cross-stitching, needle point, playing cards, baking and cooking. She was a great cook and her homemade potato salad and soups were the best. Family was the most important thing to Joy and she loved them all very much. She enjoyed to spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children: James (Heather) Paul of Fargo ND. John (Becky) Stricklin, Grand Forks, ND. Allison (Matt) Abrahamson of Grand Forks, ND. Grandchildren: Jared, Adrian, Matthew, Dylan, and Hannah. Siblings: Faye (Dave Heley), Mark (Kathy) Sundby, Holly (Ken) Spanier, Deb (Tim) Schroeder, Shane (Mary) Sundby, Chad (Julie) Sundby, Deb (Curtis) Hawkinson, Bob (Kelly) Messelt and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding in her death were her mother Arlene Nilson, step-fathers Carl Nilson and Allen Sundby, brothers Wayne Soltvedt and James Soltvedt, and nephew and God child Darren Spanier, and longtime partner Bob Tallion.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Don't Cry For Me
Don't cry for me. I will be okay.
Heaven is my home now, and this is where I'll stay.
Don't cry for me. I'm where I belong.
I want you to be happy and try to stay strong.
Don't cry for me. It was just my time,
but I will see you someday on the other side.
Don't cry for me. I am not alone.
The angels are with me to welcome me home.
Don't cry for me, for I have no fear.
All my pain is gone, and Jesus took my tears.
Don't cry for me. This is not the end.
I'll be waiting here for you when we meet again.