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Joyce A. Knight, 85

Aug 14, 2016

Winnebago Funeral services for Joyce Knight, age 85, of Winnebago, were held on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at the United Methodist Church, Winnebago. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago. Joyce died on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 at Mayo Health Systems-Mankato.

Joyce Arlene Miller was born on May 16, 1931 in Delavan Township, Faribault County, to Willie and Clara (Langworthy) Miller. She grew up on the family farm just north of Delavan and graduated from Delavan High School in 1950. On Feb. 17, 1951 Joyce was united in marriage to Herbert “Bert” Alden Knight of LeRoy. They lived and farmed in the LeRoy, Mapleton, Delavan area until 1985. They moved into Delavan and she worked at St. Luke’s Care Center for 24 1/2 years as a caregiver and retired in 2001. In 2004 they moved to Garden Court apartments in Winnebago. Joyce was a wife, mother, health care giver, active member of the Delavan United Methodist Church, UMW, 4-H leader, PTO, Band Parents and was a charter member of DHS Inc. She never missed Ken’s games or Kayla’s music activities or voice lessons. Yes, she even got to some of the grandchildren’s games, dance and voice lessons and loved every minute of it.

Joyce is survived by her husband Bert; son, Kenneth (Bonnie) Knight, of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin; daughter, Kayla Hergott, of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandchildren, Nicholas, Jenna and Kristina; step-grandchildren, Robert, Todd, and Stacey; three great-grandchildren, Owen, Aubrey, Brady; step-great-grandchildren, Morgan, Parker, and Lexi; brother, George (Marilyn) Miller, of Wells; sisters, Beverly Heyes, of Buffalo Center, Iowa and Marilyn (Ronald) Stensland, of Blue Earth and; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Gary Hergott; sister, Elizabeth Cramer; and brothers-in-law, Marvin Heyes and Lincoln Cramer.