Cover photo for Joyce Marie Rucker's Obituary
Joyce Marie Rucker Profile Photo
1930 Joyce 2021

Joyce Marie Rucker

March 27, 1930 — August 14, 2021

Joyce Marie Rucker, 91, of Pine Island, Minnesota, died on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Hospital- Methodist Campus. Joyce was born on March 27, 1930 to William and Marie (Siems) Thedens. She graduated High school in Rochester, MN and then attended Winona State University. Joyce married Kenneth Rucker on August 12, 1950 in Rochester. She taught at Douglas Country School, Hillside School, Elton Hills School, and Sunset Terrace. Joyce was a past state president for Alpha Delta Kappa Chi chapter and she was also a member of RARE, SEREM, and REAM. Joyce was a lover of all animals, specifically horses and her beloved border collie, Freckles. She spent much of her time volunteering at Reach to Recovery (American Breast Cancer Society), and Mayo Auxiliary Pink Ladies organization. She was also a member of Oronoco Presbyterian Church. Joyce is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kenneth; four sisters; and two brothers. She is survived by her sister, Elaine Eggler, of Stewartville; as well as nieces and nephews. A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Monday, August 23rd, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes (5421 Royal Pl, Rochester, MN 55901) with Reverend Lisa Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at Oronoco Cemetery in Oronoco, Minnesota. Memorials may be made to Alpha Delta Kappa, Oronoco Presbyterian Church, and the Pine Island School District. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Rucker family; to share a special memory or condolence please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Joyce Marie Rucker, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, August 23, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes

5421 Royal Pl NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Monday, August 23, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes

5421 Royal Pl NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 7

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree