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Joyce Johnsen (Rislow)

Obituary for Joyce Johnsen (Rislow)

March 13, 1931 - May 1, 2019
North Aurora, Illinois | Age 88


Joyce Johnsen (Rislow), 88, of North Aurora, formerly of St. Charles, passed away on May 1, 2019 at Bria of Geneva. She was born on March 13, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Malcolm and Ann (Catalano) Grierson.

Joyce enjoyed dancing, traveling, spending time and visiting with her family. She made many dear friends over the years, some of those being, Eileen, Ramona (John), Daisy and Sylvia. Joyce was a former President of the Singles Club in St. Charles. She was one of the diehard Cubs fans who were ecstatic when winning the World Series.

Survivors include her children, Lyle (Karen) Johnsen, Jr. , Lee (Deborah) Johnsen, Daniel (Julie) Johnsen and Diane Kratzner; her grandchildren, Daniel Lee Johnsen, Jennifer Johnsen, Jaime Johnsen, Wendy Bales-Dewitt, Sherry Dearing, Bryan Hartsock, Lindsey Hartsock, Daniel Johnsen II, Alissa Johnsen and Sydney Edwards; her great grandchildren, Danielle Johnsen, Ellie Johnsen, Jaysin Johnsen, Odessa Mittendorf, Remington Dearing, Noah Bales and Scarlet Bales; her niece, Loyanna (fiance' John) Grierson and her nephews, Dennis Grierson and Michael Grierson.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husbands, Lyle Johnsen, Sr. and Robert Rislow and her brother, Malcolm "Skip" Grierson.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 3-7 P.M. also at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11 A.M. also at the Sugar Grove Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family or the charity of the donor's choice.

A very special thank you to all staff and Dr. Mercado at Bria of Geneva for the great care, compassion, and comfort given to Mom during her time with you.

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