Joyce E. Krzystofiak passed away due to a sudden illness at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper, Wyoming surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Clarence and Amber Larson. Joyce was a Minnesota girl for 88 years. She moved to Casper, Wyoming in October of 2015 to be closer to her family.
Joyce’s first love was Walter Goclon whom she married in 1943. He preceded her in death in December of 1944. She married the love of her life, Ted “Teedee” Krzystofiak in July of 1946. They lived many happy years in their home in Columbia Heights, Minnesota for over 60 years.
Joyce loved life and enjoyed many wonderful years with her family and friends in Minnesota. The love of music her father gave her, made her happy. Clarence and Joyce entertained many at family gatherings by singing and playing the piano after dinner with grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She played in the “kitchen band” with friends. Joyce would play the piano while others played “washboards and spoons”. She entertained many at the Eagles club, a club they belonged to.
Ted and Joyce enjoyed many years at their cabin at Horseshoe Lake where they would fish, read, and entertain family and friends. After she retired, Ted and her became “snowbirds”, and spent time at their home in Mesa, Arizona. Joyce enjoyed many wonderful memories in her time in Mesa, Arizona. She and her friends became quilters, she gave many of them for gifts to her family. Ted and Joyce lived a busy life going to dinners and participating with festivities at the clubhouse.
While her time in Casper was only for two years. She made many friends at Primrose Retirement Center and at Prince of Peace Luther Church. She enjoyed many special times with her great-great grandson, Barrett and her granddaughter, Charleen. Once a week Charleen and Barrett would have after-school snacks with Joyce. Her balloon ride at Primrose with a friend was one of her special afternoons, along with other outings with her friends. Her great granddaughter, Sarah, married Tyler in July. Joyce enjoyed the family all together for the joyous weekend, life was always good when the family was together. Joyce was very proud of having five generations in her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother, Clarence Larson, and sister, Nancy Marciniak.
She is survived by son, Dale (Judie) Krzystofiak, -grand-daughters, Charleen (Scott) Schutte of Casper, Wyoming and Chantell (David) Pickles, of Plano, Texas; great grandchildren, Steven (Pascale) Dovala, Sarah (Tyler) Myrick, Rachael Pickles, and Elliot Pickles; great-grandson, Barrett Dovala; and brother, James (Sharon) Larson, and many loving nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on October 21 at 11:00am at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, please join us in celebrating her life.
A special Luncheon will be held in the summer in Minneapolis, Minnesota to celebrate her life.
Georgia Pearl Irving, age 100, of Casper, passed away October 11,
2017, at Garden Square Assisted Living. Georgia was born November 8,
1916, in South Greenfield, Missouri to George Oscar and Merle
She grew up in Ault, Colorado, moved to Laramie, Wyoming, and
graduated from Laramie High School. She married Harry H. Irving. While
he was a college student she worked as a secretary for Medicine Bow
National Forest. Harry graduated from the University of Wyoming and
they moved to Powell, Wyoming. During WWII he joined the Navy as a
commissioned officer and Georgia lived in Laramie. When he returned
to Wyoming, Georgia and Harry moved to Wheatland where he worked for
the Farmers Home Administration. They spent the next 12 years in
Wheatland before being promoted to Casper. In Wheatland Georgia
stayed busy with Girl Scouts, 4-H, church volunteer work, and sewing
club. She served many years as an election official. She enjoyed
working in the garden and made jar after jar of apple butter and apple
In Casper Georgia was employed by Conoco as an executive secretary
for 26 years. After retirement she became a member of PEO and
delivered Meals on Wheels.
In addition to her parents, Georgia was preceded in death by her
husband. She is survived by her daughters, Sally Ellis, Susan Baker,
and Stephanie Connors; grandsons Stephen Browning, Brant and Kyle
Connors; granddaughters Suzanne Hiatt and Christy Wright; and six
great-grandchildren as well as four step-grandchildren and their
A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 17, 2017
at Greenside Cemetery in Laramie, Wyoming. Memorial contributions may
be made to Meal on Wheels, Wyoming Rescue Mission, Wyoming Public TV,
or Casper Humane Society.