Joyce Cullen

Cullen, Joyce M (Swed-

lund) age 97, of Minneap-olis, MN; Strawberry

Lake, ND; Mesa, AZ died

Oct. 12, 2019. Preceded in

death by parents Royand

Bessie (Gurnsey) Swed-

lund; siblings Wilda &

Roy Otis, & son Reed.

Survived by: son, Ronald;

daughters, Rita, Roberta;

grandchildren, Jeremy

Rosendahl, Rose & Adrian

Hamill; great grandson,

Cash Rosendahl, and

many loving cousins,

nieces, nephews & other


A loving mother, grand-

mother & great grand-

mother, teacher, singer,

world traveler, ballroom

dancer, & Life Master

bridge player. Born in

Velva in 1921, Joyce

earned degrees in music

and education from Minot

State Teacher’s College in

the late 1940s, and taught

primary for 43 years in

MN, IL, & Bismarck, ND

in 1960s. Joyce is remem-

bered by many friends

and relatives throughout


A celebration of her life

will be held at 12 noon,

Nov. 16, at the Star City

Senior Center, 122 Main

St. N., Velva, ND 58790.

Memorials to: American

Cancer Society, American

Indian College Fund, or

Heifer International.