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Joyce Flom

December 9, 1936 — December 23, 2023

Starbuck, MN

Funeral services for Joyce Flom of Starbuck, Minnesota, will be held Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck with Reverend Paul Johnson officiating.  Visitation will be Friday, December 29, 2023 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Burial will be at Fron Lutheran Cemetery, rural Starbuck, Minnesota.

Joyce Marie Taallerud, daughter of Paul and Agnes (Broden) Taallerud was born on December 9, 1936, in Crookston, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at Concordia Church in Fertile, Minnesota. Joyce grew up and attended school in Fertile, and graduated in 1954. Following graduation, she attended Moorhead State College earning a teaching degree. She was united in marriage to Jerome Flom on June 9, 1957, at Concordia Church in Fertile. The couple made their home in Gary for a short time before moving to Detroit Lakes where they raised their family of five children. In 1973, the family moved to Starbuck, where Joyce started her daycare career, and worked for over 25 years. Jerome passed away on May 3, 2000. Joyce “retired” from daycare in 2001, and continued to live in Starbuck until her passing.

Joyce was a member of Fron Lutheran Church, Fron Lutheran Church Bible Study, the Red Hat’s Society, Bridge Club, and Monday night Knit-night in Starbuck. She enjoyed bowling, walking and coffee time with friends. They had a special table reserved for her at the Nutcracker in Starbuck. She also enjoyed eating at Lyn’s Café and later Blairs. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Joyce was extremely generous and was known to be very helpful with an “if she can, she will” attitude!

Joyce passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She was 87 years old.

Joyce is survived by her three children: Joy (Kelton) Carlson of Farmington, Tim (Deanne) Flom of Ada, and Carol (Brian) Sutton of Starbuck; daughter-in-law: Heidi Flom of Forest Lake; 12 grandchildren: Sara Schmidt, Nathan (Susanna) Sutton, John (Amanda) Carlson, Nick (Kira) Sutton, Nolan Sutton, Brandon (Hannah) Flom, Madeline (Jeff) Hammer, Reanna (Brandon) Larson, Eleigh (Talin) Flom, Kaylee Flom, Holly Flom, and Matthew Flom; 12 great-grandchildren; brother: Ron Taallerud of Pine Island; sisters: Karen Grant of Rochester and Jeannie (Dave) Thorson of Fertile; sister-in-law: Veronica (Chuck) McCalip of Bemidji;  several nieces and nephews, and her beloved cat: Princess. She is preceded in death by her husband: Jerome Flom; two sons: Dan Flom and Peter Flom; her parents; sister-in-law: Sue Taallerud; brother-in-law: Lane Grant; and several other in-laws.

Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck is in care of the arrangements for Joyce.

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