Joyce M. Hedeen — Cannon Falls

Joyce Marie Hedeen, 90, of Cannon Falls, died on Wednesday evening, Aug. 3, 2016, at the St. Crispin Living Community – Seminary Home in Red Wing.

Joyce was born on Sept. 2, 1925, in Red Wing, the daughter of John and Caroline (Meyer) Banitt. She was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church, near Goodhue. She attended District 70 near Zumbrota through the eighth grade. She married Steven A. Hedeen on Jan. 31, 1945, at Grace Lutheran Church and they farmed in Vasa Township. She was a homemaker and was involved in homemaker's group in her younger years. She was a member of Vasa Lutheran Church.

She loved baseball and was an avid Twins fan. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers. Her family was very important to her, and she loved spending time together with them. She was known to enjoy playing cards, and winning!

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of nearly 60 years, Steve, on Dec. 11, 2004; a 14-month-old son, Thomas; her son, John on May 13, 2003; three brothers, Donald, Harley and John "Jack" Banitt; and two sisters, Bernice Puppe and Geraldine Banitt.

She is survived by her sons, Jim (Sue), Daniel (Shirley), and Dave (Helen), all of Vasa; daughter-in-law, Julie Hedeen of Vasa; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Delila Heydeman of Zumbrota; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Monday at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Vasa Lutheran Church, with visitation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to Vasa Lutheran Church, Vasa Museum, and Mayo Clinic-Red Wing Hospice.

Arrangements by Lundberg Funeral Home, Cannon Falls. Online condolences may be directed to