Joyce Ione Munkberg, of Mora, formerly of Grasston, died on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora. She was 90 years old.

She was born on April 4, 1929, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to parents, Morrison and Esther (Schewe) Ash. On March 10, 1945, Joyce was united in marriage to Melvin Munkberg at Grace Lutheran Church in Mora. They made their life together on the family farm and were blessed with five children. They milked cows, raised calves and grew crops for 20 years. She enjoyed the large vegetable and flower gardens on the farm. After her husband passed away in 1999, she moved to the Park Forest Apartments in Mora where she lived for 18 years before her declining health made it necessary for her to move in 2017 to Eastwood Senior Living in Mora. 

She was skilled in needlepoint, embroidery, knitting and sewing. She made countless gifts for her family and friends. She enjoyed baking and entertaining her family for every holiday with a smorgasbord of foods. She will be remembered as a strong, humble and resilient wife, mother and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Melvin; brother, Stanley; and grandson, Phillip.

She is survived by her children, Harlan (Lynette), Don, Jim (Sandy), Judy (Larry Foster) Plessel and Sandra (Ron) Rohlf; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

 A celebration of her life will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.12, 2019, at the Eastwood Community Room in Mora. A prayer service will be held at 1:30 p.m. A private family inurnment will be in the Henriette Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at


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