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Joyce Nakkula

Joyce Joan Nakkula (Jokela)

Monday, July 10, 1944 - Sunday, May 31, 2020
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Joyce Joan Nakkula, 75, of Calumet, passed away into the immortal arms of God at UP health system Marquette on the morning of May 31st surrounded by her two surviving children, Ted/Laura Nakkula and Michelle/Scott Pastor. Joyce Nakkula was born on July 10th, 1944. She grew up in Calumet and graduated from Calumet High School in 1962, working numerous jobs in nursing, elderly care, and child care, following her instincts to help and care for all she could. She married Rupert Nakkula on March 7th, 1970 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Warren, MI.
Waiting for her in heaven was her husband Rupert, her son Craig Nakkula, her parents Ellen and August Jokela, and countless other friends and family. She is remembered by her many grandkids, including Sheila/Josh, Kristen, Craig, Alex/Kylie, Samantha/Ken, Ryan/Lydia, Kylie. Great grandkids include Alaina, Rowan, Jayna, Warren, Kayden, Lily, Grace, Lucy, Shawn, Hayden, Malik. Joyce was a light of love in an uncertain world and was admired by all she knew. Her favorite place in the world was the family camp where she spent much time over the years with various family and friends.
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Jean Buschell

Posted at 09:47am
Joyce is a classmate and old friend that I will miss. She was a delight to bump into and had a beautiful aura about her. My condolences to all of her family and friends and May she Rest In Peace now, among the angels.
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Diane Neitzel Crouch

Posted at 08:47pm
Joyce was a ray of sunshine to so many of us. I have so many memories with her from the past years. She was always so giving and full of smiles. Just thinking of her brings a smile to my face. My condolences to the family. Thinking of you all.
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Suzan Smith

Posted at 01:51pm
A great, beautiful, caring lady who I loved like a second mom. Will miss your smile. Fly high.
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Bobbie Jo Kositzky

Posted at 06:45pm
I’m sorry for your loss! She was always a ray of sunshine when I went to visit my dad at the nursing home. They sure had a good friendship and I loved visiting with her. Her and my dad are distant cousins. She knew how to make me feel welcome and special. Again I’m sorry for your loss prayers to you all. Bobbie Jo (Kenny) Kositzky
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Ed and Diane Garrow

Posted at 06:19pm
We were so deeply saddened by the news of Joyce's passing. She was one of our favorite human beings. We have wonderful memories of camping at the Lagoon with Joyce, Rupert, the kids and other friends. May you find comfort and peace with thoughts of happier times, until you meet again. Our most heartfelt condolences. Ed and Diane Garrow
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