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Timothy "Tim" Joyce

June 22, 1949 — January 30, 2024

Bismarck

Tim J. Joyce, 74, Bismarck, ND, passed away January 30, 2024.

A visitation will be held on Monday, February 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck. A rosary/vigil service will begin at 7 p.m.

Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, February 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Ascension, 1825 S. Third St., Bismarck, followed by a burial at 2 p.m. at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Tim was born in Bismarck, ND on June 22, 1949, to Patrick and Barbara (Barth) Joyce. He was the youngest of four children. He grew up in south Bismarck and graduated from Bismarck High School in 1968. Upon graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served two tours in Vietnam from 1969 through 1971. Tim was honorably discharged in 1974. Upon his return home from Vietnam, he went to work at Melroe (Bobcat) in Bismarck for 35 years. He retired in December of 2009.

Tim met Leila Lundstrom in 1976. They were married from 1978 to 1986 and proudly raised five wonderful boys together.

During his younger years, he often spoke about how he enjoyed hanging out with his buddies from the “South Side”. They were known to hunt, fish, chase girls, and raise hell! Whether Tim liked it or not, his official nickname was “Juney-Bug”.  Tim was also a family guy. Tim always took his mom shopping at K-Mart and Dans Super-Valu every other Friday afternoon in her later years. He enjoyed taking the boys to Ft. Lincoln, teaching them about the park’s history, camping, and fishing. He would take them driving and listen to music. Tim also enjoyed attending the annual “Melroe Picnic” and the Vietnam Veteran reunions. He was a devoted Bismarck Demons fan, especially the football team as he was proud to be from the south side of Bismarck. He was a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan, although towards the end he liked cheering for the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs.

Tim was a devout Catholic. He commonly skipped social events scheduled on a Saturday evening to attend Mass. Growing up, the boys enjoyed going with dad knowing, afterwards, they would go to Howards Steak House or Burger King.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Barbara, and two older brothers, Dennis and Robert.

He is survived by his sister Patricia, five sons and their spouses, Lloyd (Yalane), Patrick (Britta), Preston (Amie), Lonnie, and Joey (Melissa). Including 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, Amanda, Garrett, Noah, Isabelle, Maddy, Kale, Lily, Sterling, Kenlee, Tenley, Greyson, Archer, Brooklynn, Pierce, Evelynn, Eleanor, and Rowan.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, February 5, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

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Rosary/Vigil Service

Monday, February 5, 2024

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Ascension Catholic Church

1825 S 3rd St, Bismarck, ND 58504

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Interment

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

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North Dakota Veterans Cemetery

1825 46th St, Mandan, ND 58554

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