Joyce Ann Barko
Dec 26, 1947 – Jan 17, 2018
Preceded in death by parents, Marie and Elmer Mortensen; sister, Jean Russman. Survived by husband, Gary M. Barko; children: Nicole Barko, Jon Ryan Barko, and Brett Barko (Ellie); three grandchildren: Rylin Filon, Braxton and Aniston Barko; siblings: Jan Kilker (Tom), Jim Mortensen (Sonja), Connie Heeney (Cliff), Kay Patton, Jacqueline Mortensen, Pam Bergman (John), and Jerry Mortensen; nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 23rd from 4pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society.
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Prayers to your family. Joyce was a great lady.
It has been many years since our paths first crossed for daycare at MaryJanes but the sight of your name makes it feel like yesterday. Your mom, wife, grandma – now has the best seat in the house and will be watching over you all. May she rest in peace.
So sorry to hear this. Nicole, Brett, JR, and the rest of your family are all in my prayers. Hopefully knowing she is no longer in pain and in a better place can help you all through this difficult time.
Gary and family so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Hold on to your wonderful memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss jr and brett you and your family will be in our prayers
One of the strongest women i have ever met!!! Joyce was one of the best Mother’s & Grandmother’s I’ve ever met as well!! Thoughts & prayer’s & Lot’s of love & hugs to Mike & tge kids and to all of Joyce’s family
Embrace your happy memories. My condolences on your loss.
Joyce and I became friends in our high school years. We had good times together and even though we may not have seen each other much during our adult life’s, when we did see one another, it was like we had seen each other the day before. One sweet gal and I know her greatest joy was her family. May you all find comfort in your many sweet memories. I will remember her always fondly.
Nicole, We were so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our condolences and thoughts are with you and the rest of your family during these very tough times. Bill (Beyond Golf patron)
Gary and family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. It has been many years, but I still remember Joyce
as a strong, vibrant and happy cousin.