Services for Joyce Hermsen, 95, of Norfolk,
Neb., will be at Immaculata Monastery in
Norfolk, NE. The Rev. Allan Stetz O.S.B. officiated for the funeral Mass at
Immaculata Monastery in Norfolk on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. Graveside services were Monday, Sept. 27 at
11 a.m. at the Colome Cemetery. A luncheon followed at St. Isadore’s Catholic
Church basement, in Colome.
Joyce died on Sept. 22, 2021, at Faith Regional Services in Norfolk, NE. Brockhaus-Howser-Filmer Funeral Home in Norfolk is in charge of arrangements.
Joyce was born in Colome, S.D. on July 26,
1926, to Leon and Hilda (Stockman) Rehberg. She passed to eternity on Sept. 22,
2021, in Norfolk, NE.
Joyce graduated from Colome High School in 1943 and was married to
Albert Hermsen Jr. the same year. Joyce and Al made their home in Winner, S.D.
and had three children, Garry (deceased as an infant), Gayle (Sister Kevin) of
Norfolk and Gregory of Seattle.
Joyce was known as a great cook and
meticulous housekeeper. She and Al traveled extensively during their marriage,
visiting several countries in Europe and Asia. Al died in 1997 and Joyce
continued to live in Winner until 2014 when she moved to the Meadows senior
living facility in Norfolk, NE. She enjoyed having Sister Kevin closer and Greg
visited often from Seattle.
She is preceded in death by her husband Al;
infant Garry; her parents; and her two sisters, Shirley Mitchell and Mary
Olson. Joyce’s mother Hilda died while Joyce and her sisters were still small
children. They were raised by their maternal aunt, Clara Dedlow and her husband
Ed on a farm near Colome. Their cousin Earlean Dedlow was a special “big
sister” to them.
She is survived by her daughter, Sister
Kevin of Norfolk; her son, Greg of Seattle, WA; two granddaughters, Marissa Hermsen
of Seattle and Monica (John) Wisniewski of Bellingham, WA; three
great-grandsons, Elijah, Ashton, and Ezren Wisniewski.
Winner High School has extra copies of past yearbooks available for sale.
It is the perfect opportunity to pick up a book from each year you attended Winner High and “remember when” you and your schoolmates were all together!
If you are not sure if you ordered one, or can’t find it, here is your chance to regain old memories. The stories that can be told with those pictures, the “I wonder” that goes with the student photos, re-play all the games and school events with classmates, friends, and family. It can lead to hours of entertainment.
Copies of books currently for sale range between the years of 1993 and 2016, books are available for $10 each. Books from the years of 2017-2020 are available for $25 each. There is a very limited number of books available some years. Cash or checks will be accepted.
Checks should be made out to “WHS Yearbook.” You can contact Judy Duffy at the WMS/WHS Library between 8 am and 3:30 pm at 842-8125. All books are a first come first serve basis with the necessary funds gets the book.
Arrangements can be made to pick them up before coronation or after the parade on Friday.