Joyce Thulin Holm, age 89, of Luverne, died Saturday, June 13, 2020. She was born January 17, 1931, in Litchfield to Bert Thulin and Josephine (Nelson) Thulin. She graduated from Litchfield High School, earned her Nursing degree in 1954 from the University of Minnesota and later went on to earn her Masters degree in Public Health, also from the University of Minnesota. Joyce began her career as a nurse in Luverne in 1956 for Dr. Boone. She later worked as the school nurse for the Pipestone School District and then the Nobles-Rock County Public Health Nursing Service. She was an assistant professor of nursing at Brookings, then at Quincy Illinois, and then at Southwest State in Marshall. Joyce retired in 1993 after serving residents of southwest Minnesota working in Public Health Nursing and Services for Children with Handicaps with the Minnesota Department of Health.
Joyce and Charles Peter (Cub) Holm were married on June 26, 1954 at the First Lutheran Church in Grove City. They moved to Luverne in 1956 after Cub’s discharge from the army and operated Holm Funeral Home. Upon retirement, Joyce and Cub moved to Green Lake in Spicer, and then to Tucson. Joyce returned to Luverne in 2016 following Cub’s move to the Veterans Home. Cub died in 2018.
She was a member the Luverne Chapter of Eastern Star, Moccasins and flower club, Luverne United Methodist Church, Rock County Historical Society, Minnesota Historical Society, and Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society of Nursing.
Joyce is survived by her sister, Dena Waters of Minneapolis and her brother Bob Thulin of Connecticut; her three daughters-Jodyne Holm of Austin TX, Jill Holmes (Jim) of Cedar Rapids IA, and Jennifer Hey (Tom) of Marshall; six grandchildren-Carina Miller, Charles Miller, Tom Holmes (Leah Eby), Peter Holmes, Sami Hey, and Sydney Hey; three great-grandchildren- Mackenzie, Mason and Madeline Miller; and her nephews and nieces.
A time of fellowship will be from 9:30 to 10:30 am Friday, July 10th at the Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne. A private family graveside service will be at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
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