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Joyce A. Poole, 82

  Joyce A. Poole, 82, of Thief River Falls, Minnesota and formerly
of Lake Bronson, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2011 at Sanford
Hospital in Thief River Falls.  Joyce Anderson was  born in Kittson
County July 12, 1929, the daughter of J. Alfred and Emma (Peterson)
Anderson.  She received her elementary education in a country school
and graduated from Karlstad High School.  Joyce went on to attend
Moorhead State Teachers College where she received her degree in
education.  She began her teaching career at a country school and
went on to teach in Greenbush and Lake Bronson.  On October 31, 1953
she married Vergil Poole at the East Emmaus Church.  The couple
farmed near Lake Bronson until 2006 when they moved to Thief River
Falls.  Joyce was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, WELCA and was a
former Sunday School teacher.  
    Family members include her husband, Vergil; two sons, Corwin (Sally)
Poole, Green River, WY and Michael (Kelly) Poole, Crookston, MN; five
grandchildren, John, Joel, Sarah, Nicholas and Alex; and several
nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and
two brothers, Lawrence and Lloyd.
    Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 2:00
p.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, Lake Bronson.  Interment will be in the
East Emmaus Cemetery.   Pastor Kathy Levenhagen, presiding; Dewayne
Sjostrand, soloist; Lenore Olson,  organist.  Casket bearers will be
Jerry, Curtis, Donald, Lyndon and Lydell Anderson,  and Robert
Lindholm. Visitation will be held at  Zion Lutheran Church on Friday
evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.  The
Austin Funeral Home of Hallock is in charge of arrangements.

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