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Joyce Ellen (Sprouse) Brever

March 7, 1943 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Joyce Brever Obituary

Joyce Brever, 80 year old of Long Prairie, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 20 ,2024, at the CentraCare Long Prairie Hospital.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at 11:00 AM at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville with a prayer service taking place at 5:00 PM, followed by a time of visitation until 8:00 PM. Visitation will continue the day of the funeral mass one hour prior at the church. Burial will take place later that day at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Clarissa, Minnesota.

Joyce Ellen was born on March 7, 1943, the daughter of Raymond and Ellen (Ausen) Sprouse of Clark, South Dakota. The couple raised Joyce and her two brothers, Glen and Danny on a farm, raising sheep, chickens and some other farm animals. Having grown up in the country, after high school Joyce was ready to spread her wings and moved to the twin cities. She lived in an apartment with a friend, Lois, and together they conquered the world. It was her roommate’s brother, Wallace “Wally” that would become the love of her life. Joyce and Wally were united in marriage on August 24, 1963, in Clark, SD. Their union was blessed with four children, Wallace, Julie, Michael, and Dennis. In 1965 after Joyce’s mother-in-law passed away, the family moved to Long Prairie, to be closer to Wally’s family.                                  

Joyce worked at various businesses in Long Prairies including Ben Franklin, the insurance industry and upon retirement worked as a part-time teller. When she wasn’t working, Joyce was on the go! She loved to shop and would never turn down a trip to the casino! Joyce also enjoyed crocheting, traveling, camping, bowling league and being a member of the Red Hats. She and Wally were members of a classic car club and could be found cruising down the road in their 63 Chevy or participating in parades. Even with the wind possibly blowing her hair, you could still see her smile and her red lipstick always present. Joyce passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at the CentraCare Hospital in Long Prairie. She leaves behind her children, Wallace (Debra) Brever, Julie (Dean) Lunser, Michael (Missy) Brever, and Dennis (Melisa) Brever; brothers, Glen (LaRue) Sprouse, and Danny (Patricia) Sprouse; grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends. Waiting for her in heaven was her husband, Wallace “Wally” Brever; parents, Raymond and Ellen Sprouse.
 

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Services

Prayer Service
Tuesday
January 23, 2024

5:00 PM
Iten Funeral Home
300 E 7th Street
Browerville, MN 56438-0081

Visitation
Tuesday
January 23, 2024

5:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Iten Funeral Home
300 E 7th Street
Browerville, MN 56438-0081

Visitation
Wednesday
January 24, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Grey Eagle
118 Minnesota Street
Grey Eagle, MN 56336

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
January 24, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church - Grey Eagle
118 Minnesota Street
Grey Eagle, MN 56336

Interment
Wednesday
January 24, 2024

2:00 PM
St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery
20932 County 20
Clarissa, MN 56440

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