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Joyce Woods Raubach

Joyce Woods Raubach

Joyce Woods Raubach

- June 11, 2019

Joyce Woods Raubach, 71, of Lead, SD passed away in her sleep on Friday, June 7, 2019, at her home in Lead, SD.

Joyce was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba to George and Barbara (Myran)Woods on March 10, 1948. Eleventh of fourteen children, Joyce was cherished and nurtured by a large loving family

She attended school in Brandon, Manitoba and in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba earning first place as the top student in her class. Joyce was a Jingle Dress dancer during her childhood and her sewing won county fair blue ribbons during the 4-H period of her life.

Joyce married Fred Raubach on June 4, 1970, and she made their home in Lead, South Dakota. Joyce bore two daughters; Kimberly Heather, who died in infancy and Catherine Hazel, who resides in Lead.

Joyce was an emergency medical technician and a trainer/instructor and state examiner of EMT’s and was assistant manager of an ambulance service. As a CNA she was assistant manager of an assisted living facility and was a home healthcare provider.

Joyce conducted release time instruction for and taught summer bible school classes at First Lutheran Church in Lead for many years.

Joyce was preceded in death by her daughter, Kimberly; her parents, George and Barbara; brothers, Grant, Lloyd, Wayne and Herman; sisters, Rose, Virginia, Marge, Bernice and Barbara; and grandparents, Peter and Naomi. She is survived by her husband, Fred; daughter, Cathy; sister, Pearl; brothers, Keith, Nelson and Faron; many nephews, nieces and cousins; and by her best friend, Janis.

Joyce wished to express her gratitude to the many friends, relatives and medical providers who helped ease her last journey.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the Lead-Deadwood Memorial Chapel in Lead, SD. Interment will follow in Mountain Lawn Cemetery near Lead. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the care of the Lead-Deadwood Memorial Chapel in Lead. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com

Phone number: 605-347-4455
E-mail: [email protected]
Address: 1612 Junction Avenue, Suite #1
Sturgis, SD 57785