Joyce M. Richards, age 57 of Princeton and formerly of Oakdale, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the Fairview Northland Regional Hospital in Princeton.
Joyce Marie Richards was born on July 20, 1956 the daughter of Anthony and Marie (Kopp) Leritz in St, Paul. She attended and graduated from St. Agnes Catholic School in St. Paul. Joyce was married to David Richards on October 25, 1986 at the St. Columba Catholic Parish in St. Paul.
Joyce and David and their children, Christopher and Dawn, moved to Princeton in 2001.
Joyce loved her family. David, Christopher and Dawn were the number one priorities in her life. They shared many activities together as a family, like fishing walleyes and crappies on Lake Mille Lacs in the summer and Lake of the Woods in the winter. They enjoyed the outdoors and also went hunting and four wheeling together.
Joyce enjoyed traveling and especially making trips north to go and see the moose herds. She always celebrated the holidays and truly enjoyed Christmas and Easter. Baking and cooking were also activities that she liked to do. Joyce had a special place in her heart for her pets.
Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 26 years David; children Christopher and Dawn Richards; brothers Anthony Leritz Jr. and Thomas Leritz; many loving relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held on Friday August 30 at the Williams Dingmann Family Home, Princeton.