Joyce H. Duerr, 74, Langdon, ND, died unexpectedly December 11, 2021, at Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon, ND. This kind, generous soul is now with her heavenly family. Joyce was born December 2, 1947, to Carroll and Grace (Thiessen) Johnson at Devils Lake, ND. She grew up in Lakota where she attended school graduating in 1965. After graduation she took employment with a bank in South Dakota, later taking employment with a bank in Devils Lake, ND, before moving to Langdon and beginning her career with Choice Financial which spanned 50 years, from 1968 to 2018. She especially loved helping customers. A balanced checkbook was one of her favorite things.
Joyce married Robert Duerr on September 5, 1970, in Lakota, ND. Together they raised a son, Robert Jr. Bob, Joyce and their son owned and operated KJ’s restaurant in Langdon for a number of years. Joyce loved baking and cooking as well as crocheting, bowling, and puzzles of almost every kind. She loved her nieces and nephews and was always aware of their many activities and accomplishments.
Joyce is survived by her sister, Linda Vasichek, of Lakota, ND, and her brother, Leonard (Wanda) Johnson, of Cavalier; sisters-in-law: Veronica Duerr of Langdon and Phyllis Schwan of Devils Lake, ND; brothers-in-law: James Duerr of Nekoma, ND, and Ray Duerr of Osnabrock; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins, and special friend and caretaker, Glenn Christianson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son in 2000; her husband in 2020; and brothers-in-law: Tom Vasichek, Al Duerr, Lloyd Duerr, Glenn Duerr and Richard Duerr.
A funeral service for Joyce will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND. Interment will be in Nekoma Lutheran Cemetery in the spring.