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Joyce L. Herula

August 4, 1944 October 10, 2016
Joyce L. Herula
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Obituary for Joyce L. Herula

Joyce L. Herula died peacefully at her home, October 10, 2016. She was 72 years old. Joyce was born August 4, 1944 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Anne and Lester Masalkoski. She married Don Herula on April 2, 1971 in Detroit. Joyce was a long time resident of Troy and a member of St. Thomas More Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister.

She received her Nursing degree from Mercy College and a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing from Wayne State University. She had a passion for educating future nurses. Joyce was a dedicated caregiver, not only to her family but to her patients at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and Crittenton Hospital as well.

Joyce enjoyed bird watching and taking walks but her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. She loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and will be remembered most for her devotion to her family.

Joyce is survived by her beloved husband, Don Herula and daughters, Kim (Jarod) Makowski and Kerri Swink. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tyler, Alexis, Jaden, and Jackson, sister, Nancy (Bill) Marculis and brother, Ron (Cindy) Masalkoski.

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday, October 13th, 1-8pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4580 Adams Road, Troy, Friday, October 14th at 11am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10:30am.

Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice, 1111 W. Long Lake Road, Ste. #102, Troy, Michigan 48098.


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