Joyce Margaret Scherr

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November 13, 1937 – March 11, 2014.

Joyce Margaret Scherr, 76, of Rio Rancho, NM and formerly of Timber Lake passed away March 11, 2014. A memorial mass was held Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Church of the Incarnation in Rio Rancho. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Timber Lake. Inurnment will be in the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home Joyce was born in Timber Lake on November 13, 1937 to Jacob and Margaret “Nettie” (Myers) Scherr. Joyce attended country school until the 8th grade and graduated from Timber Lake High School as the valedictorian of the Class of 1955. She attended business school for nine months, then went to work for the Department of Health, Education & Welfare. She began her career in Pierre and then moved to Chamberlain. She transferred to Albuquerque, NM and then to Washington, DC, where she retired after a 40 year career. When she wasn't working, Joyce loved to travel, both in the United States and abroad. Joyce is survived by her five siblings—Mary Alice Salisbury of South Sioux City, NE, Joe and Jacob Scherr of Gillette, WY, Clara Ann Herman of Timber Lake, and Irvin Scherr of Sioux Falls.
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