In Memory of

Joy Marie Austad

October 19, 1946 - October 2, 2017
From: Fostoria, IA
Joy Marie Austad

Joy Marie Austad

Born: October 19, 1946
Died: October 2, 2017
Age: 70

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     Joy Marie Austad, the daughter of William and Alice (Zick) Walterman was born October 19, 1946, in Madison, SD. Her childhood years were spent in the Madison area where she attended school and graduated from Madison High School. After graduation Joy moved to Aberdeen, SD, where she attended Northern State College.

     Joy married Verdon Austad on December 10, 1966, in Aberdeen, SD. She worked as a waitress before moving to Milford, IA, in 1973 and started working for Stylecraft until her retirement in 1993.

     Joy enjoyed crocheting, puzzles, watching her TV shows, having nachos and margaritas and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

     Joy passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, at the age of 70. She was preceded in death by her parents.

     Left to cherish her memory are her husband Verdon of Fostoria, IA; 3 daughters: Tina (Jimmy) Stewart of Spencer, IA, Sherry (Jeff) Spencer of Fostoria, IA, and Danice (Jack Kropf) Matthews of Estherville, IA; 6 grandchildren: Elice, Zakry, Shyan, Austin, Maisey, and Mikayla; 2 great-grandchildren: (with one on the way) Kasch and Kamdyn; 3 brothers: Donald, Dean, and Dan Walterman; other relatives and many friends.

     In Lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Joy's name.
Memorial services will take place 10:00 A.M., Sunday, October 8, at the United Methodist Church in Fostoria.
Bud Watts
Elice Hamlett
Zakry Harrod
Shyan Harrod
Austin Spencer
Maisey Matthews
Mikayla Matthews
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the United Methodist Church in Fostoria
"Precious Lord Take My Hand"
"Just A Closer Walk With Thee"
At a later date.


Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8:18 AM
“Sorry for your loss, Sherry and family! I just figured out who this beautiful lady was related to. May you take comfort in knowing she is with her Lord!

- Nancy Hartmann
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5:17 PM
“Our deepest Sympathy to the family of Joy Austad. We will always remember Joy with a sweet smile & a joy to talk to. May the good Lord be with you all, as you go thru this trying time of dealing with the loss of your wife, mother, & grandmother.”
- Nancy A. Smith
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4:55 PM
“My deepest sympathies to Vern and your children. Joy and Vern were my neighbors many years ago in Arnolds Park. We took turns watching each other’s kiddos as they were growing up. Prayers for comfort for you all in the days, ahead. Joy always had a good word to share when we saw each other. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™”
- Rhonda Revland Nelson
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4:26 PM
“So sorry for your loss. God Bless you all.”
- Barbie Walker
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 12:46 PM
“Verdon and family, We were saddened to hear about Joy's passing, so glad we got to see you in August at Lexie's wedding. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.”
- Mike and Betty Crabb
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:34 AM
“ Austad family, take comfort in all your wonderful memories. We will keep you in our prayers”
- Debbi Nissen
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:34 AM
“To Joys family
I am truly sorry that you lost your friend momma and sister !
But she is in heaven and hopefully having that margarita and enjoying the people she went to see !
Love you guys may God give you peace in your hearts !
- Rhonda Olson
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 12:14 PM
“ Our deepest sympathy to all of you. The first time I meet Joy was at our anniversary party, she and Verdon were dancing, I thought that she had the perfect name , she danced with such Joy. Now she is free once more to dance with dance, no pain. May God hold you in the palm of his hand and give you peace.”
- Tim and Jane Matthews
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 12:14 PM
“I am sad to hear of your mom and wife passing away. I will always remember how she made me feel welcome in her home and if you needed help she was there for you. ”
- Dawn Campney Bolhous
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