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Joan Lucille Hurry

May 31, 1932 — August 13, 2021

Joan Lucille Hurry

Joan Lucille Hurry died on Friday, August 13, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, MN. She was 89 years old.

Joan Lucille Guth was born on May 31, 1932, in Faribault, MN, to Henry “Bud” Guth and Lucille (Gutknecht) Guth. She grew up very close with her family and extended family while living in Faribault, Waseca, New Ulm, and North Mankato. Joan graduated from Mankato High School in 1950 and married Dennis Hurry of Mankato at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Mankato on October 29, 1950. They had two children, Susan and Steven, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

During her career, Joan worked as an independent seamstress, a teacher at the Mankato Vocational School, an interviewer at the Mankato Job Service, and worked in the library at Mankato State University. She was an active member of the congregation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Girl Pioneers, was a member of the Ladies Aid, and sang in the choir. Joan and Dennis spent many years traveling the southern United States during their retirement, spending nearly 20 winters in Florence, AZ. She will also be remembered for her rosemaling. She won many awards for her Norwegian folk art painting at the Blue Earth County Fair, Terrace Mills in Morris, MN, and Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, IA. Her artwork has been featured in local newspaper and magazine publications and in Mankato’s hospital entry.

She is survived by daughter, Susan (LaVern) Wilmes of Lakeville, MN; son, Steven (Roxy) Hurry of Bixby, OK; grandchildren, Matthew Wilmes of Lewiston, MN, Marshall Wilmes of Eden Prairie, MN, Jennifer (Danny) Cole of Bixby, OK, and Adam Hurry of Bixby, OK; great-grandchildren Jace Cole, Aubrey Cole, and Jensen Hurry; sister, Mary Voeltz of Nicollet, MN; and brother-in-law, James Frescholtz of Show Low, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers-in-law, Larry Voeltz, Lee Hurry, and Merl Hurry. She will be fondly remembered by many extended family members and friends.

A Memorial Service will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Mankato on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 11am. Visitation will take place one hour before the service. Interment at Woodland Hills Memorial Park, with a reception immediately following the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to Jesus Loves Me at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

304 Monroe Ave, North Mankato, MN 56003

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Saturday, October 2, 2021

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St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church

304 Monroe Ave, North Mankato, MN 56003

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