October 23, 1928 - January 4, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Duelm for Mary Joyce Balder, 86, of Sartell who died on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Legends of Heritage in Sartell. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at the church. Arrangements are with Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Mary Joyce was born on October 23, 1928 in Wausau, Wisconsin to Thomas and Agnes (Buchberger) Klimek. She married Clifford Balder and they resided in Duelm all of their married lives. Mary Joyce was employed at DeZuriks in Sartell for three years and then for the Diocese of St. Cloud until retirement. She was a member of St. Lawrence Parish in Duelm and St. Francis Xavier in Sartell.

Mary Joyce will be remembered for her love and knowledge of history, religion and geography.

She is survived by her son, Conan of Sauk Rapids; and close friends, Don and Donna Pallanasch of Sartell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clifford; two brothers; and three sisters.