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Joyce Lorraine Bauer, 73

Joyce Lorraine Bauer, age 73, of Ellsworth, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009 at the Ellsworth Care Center after a battle with various health complications.

Joyce was born on Oct. 17, 1935 in Pierce County, the daughter of Henry and Tilla (Rollofson) Walz. She married Willis Bauer on Feb. 18, 1958 in Durand. Joyce enjoyed the great-grandchildren, country music and dancing.

Joyce was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Beldenville.

She is survived by her two children: Bonnie Hildebrandt, River Falls, Gary (Julie) Bauer, Hager City; step-children: Linda (Arky) Gonshorowski, St. Paul, Minn., Roxy (Mike) Dvorak, Centerville, Minn., Valerie LeBlanc, Roseville, Minn., Peggy (Larry) Johanson, St. Paul, Jan (Mark) Hendersen, Arizona, Stuart (Linda) Bauer, Nebraska; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; four siblings: Gladys Schulte, Prescott, Irene Krummel, River Falls, Elaine Huppert, Ellsworth, and Ronald (Ann) Walz, Ellsworth.

Her husband Willis, parents, step-son David Bauer, brothers Dale and Randolf and sister Doris preceded her in death.

Services for Joyce will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 26 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, River Falls. The Rev. Gerd Bents will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends are invited to call at the church from 3 p.m. until time of services on Wednesday. No other visitation will be held.

Pallbearers will be Beth Nurnberg, Garret Bauer, Dillon Sweeney, Colleen Connett, Jason Nurnberg and Tyler Connett.

Go to to extend online condolences to the family. Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, is assisting the family with arrangements.