Joyce Crary
Joyce Crary

Obituary of Joyce Marie Crary

Joyce (Przybilla) Crary was born December 30, 1944, in Little Falls, MN. She was the oldest of five children of Walter and Alma Przybilla. She grew up in Genola, MN and attended Pierz Memorial High School with the class of 1962. Joyce had many fun stories about growing up in a small town.

Joyce married Joe (Joseph) Crary on May 18, 1963, in Pierz, MN, and then moved to Minneapolis, MN, Joe and Joyce were married for 51 years. Together they raised three children Julie, Jeff, and Jessie. Joyce spent her life working for Retail stores (clothing) for 5 years, and Banking for 27 years. Joyce loved to travel and one of her favorite places was Florida. She loved volunteering and working in her flower garden. Joyce enjoyed quilting with her best friend Joyce Tomala. She made over 70 quilts, for weddings, birthdays, or any other reason she could find. Joyce had a big heart and was always willing to help those in need. She was proud of her Grandchildren, and they meant the world to her.

Left to cherish her memory is son Jeff (Jody) Crary of Maple Grove, daughters Julie (Gerald) Otremba of New Prague, Jessie Doberstein of Coon Rapids; grandchildren Jolene and Justine Otremba, Connor Crary and Zachary Doberstein, as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Joyce is preceded in death by husband Joseph Crary, her parents Walter and Alma Przybilla, brother Roger Przybilla, brother-in-law John (Margaret) Crary, sister-in-law Josephine (Bernard) Jacobson.

Her caring heart will be greatly missed by her kids, grandchildren, family, and friends.

The mass will be May 5 at Epiphany Church in Coon Rapids, MN visitation is 9:30-10:30, mass at 10:30 and luncheon will follow. She will be buried at Fort Snelling on May 9th.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Joyce
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