Joyce Elizabeth Bronson, nee Wagner (previously Grace), 85, died peacefully March 9, 2018 from complications of stroke. She now rests in peace and comfort with those who loved her and have gone before her.
Joyce was born in Millerville, MN and grew up there and in Alexandria, MN. She joined TWA as a stewardess in 1955 and moved to Kansas City, MO. She married William James Grace in 1958. They had 2 children, Therese and Paul, and the family lived in Kansas City, Chicago area and Edina, MN. Wm Grace passed in 1974. Joyce married George Bronson in 1978 and lived in Elmhurst and Lombard, IL. After George’s passing in 2003 Joyce returned to Edina, MN.
Joyce was an avid traveler and reader and had an enduring love of music throughout her life. She was a skilled pianist, loved jazz and classical music, and regularly attended concerts and performances.
Joyce had a wealth of close friends from all phases of her life. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt to her many nephews and nieces.
In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by her parents George and Pauline Wagner, and brother Maurice Wagner. She is survived by Therese Maxwell (Greg), Paul Grace (Liz Hannan), grandchildren Margaret, Mary and Michael Grace, and brother Gordon Wagner (Mary Kay).
The family wishes to extend their profound thanks to the staffs of Yorkshire of Edina, Interim Hospice Care, and Bluestone Physician Services who cared for her with patience, dignity and love and made the last months of her life a gift for Joyce and her family. They were Joyce’s angels.
A Mass and celebration of life will be held at her parish, Our Lady of Grace, on April 13, 2018, 9:30 a.m. visitation, 10:30 a.m. service, followed by luncheon. Memorials preferred to Special Olympics Minnesota, Catholic Charities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, or preferred charity.