Joy Erdman, 80, of Wykoff
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:47 AM
Joy K. Erdman, of Wykoff, died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, outside her residence.
Joy was born April 15, 1933, in Rochester to Henry and Clara (Lottes) Bicknese. Joy graduated from Wykoff High School in 1951. Following high school she worked at the family grocery business and later married Paul Erdman on July 20, 1952.
Joy and Paul (Ozzie) worked in Wykoff at their family grocery business, Ozzie's Market, for over 20 years. Later Joy provided home daycare and before her retirement spent 10 years employed at Mayo Clinic. After retirement, she worked at the Bank Gift Haus in Wykoff and enjoyed many get-togethers with friends for coffee.
Joy was a member of Fountain Lutheran Church. She enjoyed singing in the choir and helping with church projects. She was an avid cook and baker.
Survivors include three children, Paula (Dan) Graskamp of Stewartville, Michael (Janet) Erdman of Lakeville, Minn., and Henry Erdman of St. Paul. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Wade Baker, Danah Morey, Katie Hareldson, Faith Krogstad and Eli Erdman and four great-grandchildren, Taylor Morey, Morgan Morey, Sula Krogstad and Espen Krogstad.
Joy is preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother, Virgil Bicknese; husband, Paul; son, James and grandson, Justin Graskamp.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Joy was held Monday, Nov. 18, at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with the Rev. Emily Carson officiating.
Joy has donated her body to the Mayo Clinic Department of Anatomy.
Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.