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Edith Joyce Jutila

d. December 13, 2023


Edith Joyce Jutila – died December 13, 2023.  Edith Joyce was born to Ingwald and Helen Ostreim in Minneapolis.  She graduated from the U of M, and began her teaching career.  Joyce was an excellent kindergarten teacher.  It was a blind date at a Gopher football game, that Joyce met E. Elmer Jutila.  After they were married they made their home in Le Sueur, MN.  Retirement brought them to Florida and West Fox Lake.  Both were charter members of Crosslake Presbyterian Church.  Joyce was an ordained Elder and Deacon.  When Joyce decided she no longer wanted to spend her winters in Florida, she went north to Duluth!  At first she was in her own apartment; then Joyce spent the last five plus years living with her daughter.  Joyce died in this home at the age of 96.


Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, husband, and sons; Erik and Jon.  Joyce is survived by her daughter, Rev. Kari L. Jutila, brother, David Ostreim, and many nieces and nephews.


Memorials are preferred to Crosslake Presbyterian Church or Lakeside Presbyterian Church.


Memorial Service – Friday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m.  Lakeside Presbyterian Church

4430 McCulloch St. – Duluth, MN 55804


Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, 218-727-3555. Please visit to sign the online guestbook.

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Memorial Service

Friday, January 12, 2024

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Lakeside Presbyterian Church

4430 McCulloch St, Duluth, MN 55804

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