Joyce C. Scharpen, age 86, formerly of Cambridge, died March 8, 2021 in Hastings. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon Saturday, March 20th at Long Lake Lutheran Church in Isanti. A visitation with reviewal will be held from 4 – 7 PM TUESDAY, March 16th at Strike Life Tributes in ISANTI. A time for visiting will also be held one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.
Joyce Caroline Scharpen was born March 1, 1935 in Duluth, Minnesota to Lyle and Evelyn (Quick) Whittnebeen. She was raised and attended school in Duluth, MN. On June 10, 1957 Joyce married Clarence Scharpen and they made their first home in North Minneapolis. They later lived in Blaine, Lino Lakes and in 1997 they moved to Cambridge. They were active members at Long Lake Lutheran Church in Isanti and were generously involved in the community. Clarence passed away in 2012 and Joyce later moved to Cannon Falls to be closer to family. Her hobbies included crafts of all kinds and was known as the mouse lady due to the mice she made in her crafting days. She enjoyed spending time with her grand kids and great grand kids.
Joyce is survived by her son, Michael (Donna) Scharpen; daughter, Beverly Christenson; brother, William (Coralie) Whittnebeen; 11 grandchildren, Makella, Michael, Erin, Jasmine, Jeremy, Jennifer, Stephanie, Keenan, Koby, Dusty, Adam; 12 great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Drew, Justin, Greta, Michael, Autumn, Carter, Mithcell, Avacyn, Jaina, Connor and Nathan; and by other relatives and friends.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; son John, daughter, Susan; brother, Lyle Quick; great-grandchild, Shayera; and son-in-law, Mark Christenson.
Sally Jo Eckman says
So sorry for your loss. She was a special person. She will be missed.
Diane and Lee Sherman says
We are so sorry for you loss. We know she is whole and happy. We have so many wonderful memories of her and your family. She will be missed, I will miss her phone calls.
Bob Yahr says
So sorry for your loss.
I will remember all the good times we had. She will be missed. It seems like yesterday that we were kids.
Mel Vork says
So sorry to hear of Joyce’s passing. I especially enjoyed when Clarence and Joyce would visit my parents in Ogilvie when I was young.
I would see them often at the recycling business and I would chat with Joyce and get caught up on how our families were.
She will be missed. My condolences to the family.
debbie yahr says
thoughts and prayers,she was a great lady hugs and may she fly with the angels,love debbie
joanne carlson says
my memorys of joyce were so nice we used to go to her house on the corner and she would always have cookies or something good, aunt mike was there for awhile and we played dice she was a very good person and full of fun my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family/love ya
Nancy Fields says
I am so sorry to hear of your loss! Although we hadn’t seen Joyce for several years, the years we spent as members of LLL, we had fun getting to know both her and Clarence. I’m pretty sure she had a recipe for racoon in one of the church cookbooks, but I’ve searched and can’t find it. Good bless you, our prayers are with you all!
Randy & Nancy Fields