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.