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CROWLEY, Joyce A. (Nieman) 1962-2022


Posted By: Karen Feldt Robertson (email)
Date: 5/10/2024 at 10:54:33

On June 6, 2022, Joyce A. Crowley, of St. Ansgar, Iowa, loving wife, and mother of 3 children passed away at age 59, in Rochester, MN from, Lymphoma.

Joyce was born in the fall of 1962, to Harry and Dorothy Nieman of Austin, MN. She attended Austin Public High School and was active in the band. She was known as "crash" for her cymbal playing. She went on to attend the University of Minnesota Waseca Branch for Horticulture and greenhouse Management in 1981. She met Thomas E. Crowley and it was love at first sight. In October of 1982, they were joined in marriage and raised two daughters and one son: Kristina, Lacey and Shawn.

Joyce went on to take over her grandmother's business, St. Ansgar Greenhouse and Floral in 1992. She had a passion for her family, flowers, and helping her community. Joyce was a kind soul, always had a smile to share, was hardworking, and showed unconditional love to anyone she came across. Joyce would talk to anyone she met and always had a story to share. Joyce along with her husband was active in the Austin and Mason City Amateur (Ham) Radio Club, shared a love for camping and created videos for their Ham Radio RV & Stuff, You Tube channel.

Joyce is preceded by death by her mother, Dorothy Nieman, father-in-law, Max Crowley, grandparents William and Amanda Thrasher, and Harry and Dorothy Nieman.

She is survived by her husband; Thomas Crowley, 3 children, Kristina (Steven Morische) Crowley, Lacy (Tava Blair), and Shawn Crowley; grandson Andrew Morische; her sister, Deb (Jim) Nelson; father Harry Nieman; mother-in-law, Rosemary Crowley; sister-in-laws; Mary Ann (Steve) Jondal, Barbara (John) Bungum, Susan (Jeffery) Jech, Katherine (Jay) Jendersee, Margret Crowley, Patricia Crowley; brother-in-law James Crowley. Along with multiple aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Date of Birth October 10, 1962
Date of Death June 6, 2022
Funeral Services First Lutheran Church, St. Ansgar, Iowa
Burial First Lutheran Cemetery, St. Ansgar, Iowa


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