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In memory of

Joy Carlson

of Kadoka, South Dakota, died on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the Sunset Manor in Irene, South Dakota at the age of 78

Joy Lee Louder was born January 14, 1942, in Pierre, South Dakota, the daughter of Harold and Anna (Marshall) Louder. She grew up north of Draper and attended rural schools in the area. Joy graduated from Murdo High School in 1960 then stayed at home until the age of twenty-one when she entered the Black Hills Workshop.

Joy was united in marriage to an army soldier named Carl Carlson in 1971. They made their home in Rapid City most of their lives.

She always had a battle with her weight and took pride in losing weight. Joy earned many medals over the years from the TOPS Club.

Survivors include one brother Nelva (Janet) Louder of Rapid City; a sister-in-law Linda Louder of Elk River, Minnesota; a brother-in-law Marvin Buxcel of Pierre; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Joy is preceded in death by her husband Carl on May 10, 2014; her parents; two sisters Elsa Buxcel and Deanna Byrd; two brothers Dwight Louder and Warren Louder; brother-in-law Larry Byrd; and sister-in-law Dorothy Louder.

Private family interment will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis with Dr. Bill Meirose officiating.

Black Hills National Cemetery
Sturgis, South Dakota

Dr. Bill Meirose

  • My sympathies to the family of Joy. She was a friend of mine at Murdo High School ~ Diane Wheeler Olson Tucson AZ (7/12/2020)
  • Joy was is our TOP Chapter for many years and was always a good friend and helper when needed. We've often wondered about her over the years as hadn't heard anything about her since Carl died. My sympathies to the family. ~ Sharon Rufledt Rapid City (7/11/2020)
  • Sorry to hear that Joy passed away she was my step sister and we grew up together until I was 18 then left for college. I only saw her a few times after that. May she Rest In Peace. ~ Sandy Hoyt Bakersfield, CA (7/11/2020)
  • Waukee IA 50263 ~ Rosetta (Feddetson) Royer 1076 Windsor Ct (7/10/2020)
  • Joy was a delight during our TOPS meetings! Kind and friendly to everyone and always willing to lend a hand. Prayers for her family. ~ Deborah Goodart Rapid City (7/10/2020)