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Joyce Lorraine (Noem) Dierker, 85

Joyce Lorraine (Noem) Dierker, 85, Grand Forks, passed away peacefully on December 12, 2014 at Valley Eldercare.  She was born March 17, 1929 in Whitman ND to Arnold and Stella (Brenno) Noem. She married Behrle Olson in 1948. They had a daughter, Susan, and a son, Robert.  They lived in Fordville for many years and Joyce worked as a secretary in the Fordville school.

Joyce later moved to Grand Forks and was married to Vic Radi on Feb 8, 1986.

Joyce worked as an insurance agent for several years, and later for Hallmark, and JC Penney, continuing to work to age 80 until her bad knees forced her to retire.  She loved being around people.

Joyce married Leon Dierker on August 9, 2002.  They lived in Thompson and Grand Forks.

Joyce was a curler for many years even going to the Nationals with her team.

She was an avid sports fan and attending her children’s, grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s sporting events was one of her greatest joys. She rarely missed watching a Minnesota Twins, UND hockey, or MN Vikings game.

She loved playing Bridge with her many friends.  She enjoyed life to the fullest, loved being with her family and friends, and was always doing things for others right up to her final hours.


Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Dennis, Wayne, and Duane Noem, sisters Eris Hoffner, and Carol Simonson.


She is survived by her husband Leon Dierker of Grand Forks, daughter Susan  (Joe) Simon, Thompson ND,  son Robert (Linda) Olson, Pequot Lakes MN, grandson Kevin (Heather) Shimek, granddaughters Robyn (John) Bohlman, Mandy (Chris) Willis, Heidi (Steve) Pachel, and Nicole (Tony) Tims.  Also 15 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews, several step children and many wonderful friends.



Memorial Service:  11:00 AM on Friday, December 19, 2014 in St. Matthew’s Church, Thompson, ND


Visitation:  5:00 PM to7:00 PM with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service on Thursday, December 18, 2014 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN


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Arrangements By:  Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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