Joyce Marie Rucker
1930 — 2021
Joyce Marie Rucker, 91, of Pine Island, Minnesota, died on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Hospital- Methodist Campus. Joyce was born on March 27, 1930 to William and Marie (Siems) Thedens. She graduated High school in Rochester, MN and then attended Winona State University. Joyce married Kenneth Rucker on August 12, 1950 in Rochester. She taught at Douglas Country School, Hillside School, Elton Hills School, and Sunset Terrace. Joyce was a past state president for Alpha Delta Kappa Chi chapter and she was also a member of RARE, SEREM, and REAM. Joyce was a lover of all animals, specifically horses and her beloved border collie, Freckles. She spent much of her time volunteering at...