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Joan Cecelia Duis

March 31, 1939 February 9, 2019
Joan Cecelia Duis
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Obituary for Joan Cecelia Duis

Joan Duis, age 79 of Canby, MN passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Sanford Canby Medical Center surrounded by her family and friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am on Friday, February 15th at St. Peters Catholic Church in Canby, MN. Visitation will be 5 to 7pm on Thursday, February 14th at the Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel in Canby with a prayer service at 7pm and rosary to follow. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be held at a later date at the St. Peters Catholic Cemetery.

Joan Cecelia Duis was born on March 31, 1939 to Gustaf and Emma (VanHyfte) VanOverbek on their family farm by Minneota, MN. She was born into a family of 11; five sisters and five brothers. She was baptized, had first communion and was confirmed at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Minneota, MN. She was raised in the Minneota area. She attended St. Edwards Catholic School and Minneota Public School. After school, she went to Minneapolis as a nurse surgical tech for two years.

On October 24, 1959, Joan married the love of her life Donald Duis. To this union they were blessed with 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls. She was a devoted mother and farmed near Canby alongside her husband milking cows, raising chickens and raising six blessed children. Joan loved to sew, take care of her big garden and rose bed, canning, baking bread and was a proud member of CCW. In 1982 Joan went to work in Canby at Sioux Valley Hospital as a dietary technician for 25 years until retirement in 2007. Upon retirement she enjoyed many years at home with her husband and dealing with the struggles of congestive heart failure.
Grateful for sharing and enjoying Joan’s life are her husband, Donald of 59 years; her five children: Joe Duis, Canby, MN, Julie (Kevin) Giuliano, Troy, NY, Jean (Dan) Wollum Canby, MN, Mary (Tom) Fleischhacker, Brainerd, MN; Greg (Jackie) Duis, Canby, MN, daughter-in-law, Carla Duis, Hendricks, MN; 19 grandchildren: Derek (Nicole), Nicholas (Antonia) and Corey; Cody (Sarah), Lynn, Jon (Maeghan), Nichole (Michael), Jason (Stephanie), Alexis and Elysa; Charissa (David), Chaylee, Jordan, Joshua; Katie, Cindi and Tyler; Johnathon and Alison; 19 great- grandchildren; brothers: Renil and Odell; sisters: Kathy and Jeanette; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gustaf and Emma VanOverbeke; her son, James; brothers: Al, Tony and Lawrence; sisters: Gen, Dorothy and Evelyn.
Blessed be her wonderful memory.


Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

14

Feb

5:00 PM 2/14/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/14/2019 7:00:00 PM
Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel - Canby

111 5th Street E.
Canby, MN 56220

Visitation will be 5 to 7pm on Thursday, February 14th at the Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel in Canby with a prayer service at 7pm and rosary to follow. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel - Canby
111 5th Street E. Canby 56220 MN
United States

Service

Friday

15

Feb

10:30 AM 2/15/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 2/15/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. Peter's Catholic Church

307 4th St. W.
Canby, MN 56220

Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

St. Peter's Catholic Church
307 4th St. W. Canby 56220 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Canby, MN 56220

Canby 56220 MN
United States
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