Joyce E. Binder, of Monticello, left our world a better place on October 31, 2020 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. She was born on August 20, 1934, born on the family farm in rural Monticello, Sylvester Township the daughter of Fred and Sylvia Lena (Kubly) Speich her entire life.
Joyce married Bradley L. Binder on September 26, 1953 working at the Century Family Farm: Happy Hollow Dairy Farm until selling it to their son, Keith
the 4th generation to keep it alive. Together they raised three children on the farm,
where they were taught hard work ethics and the love of all animals. Joyce loved horses all her life and at the young age of 79 bought the breed of her dreams; a Norwegian Fjord, Volly, whom she rode and drove with joy. The best word to describe mom is Zoom!! She loved to go fast in life and she did, making friends wherever she went, sharing her laughter.
Joyce lived and loved every day to the fullest, wearing many hats in her life; she was involved as a 4-H Leader, Assessor for multiple Townships, Green County Fair Board and Secretary, Spring Grove Insurance Board, Volunteer member of the Monroe Police Reserves and the Albany School Board. Everyone that was involved in the Green County Fair remembers that one of a kind voice over the PA: her dedication of 4-H and FFA families was her priority to save the continuation of the local County Fair for future generations. The County Fair was the family vacation for many years.
Joyce enjoyed hunting, and was very proud to receive her conceal and carry permit. The outdoors called to her as she enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, golfing and motorcycling. Games that involved winning money became a fun past time and she won a pickup truck on B-9! She loved playing card games, especially, pinnacle and was known to roll a straight bowling ball.
Joyce is survived by her husband Bradley of 67 years on the family farm, children: Keith (Cindy) both working hard every day to save the small family dairy, Kim (John), Kristine (Dewey) both of Monroe, grandchildren: Stephanie (Bob) of Monticello, Stacey (Abe) of AZ, Brock (Jen) , Blaine (JP), Ashley (Dan), Tyler all of Monroe, Riley of CO, great-grandchildren: Emmitt, Arabella, Charli, and Brantli.
Per Joyce’s wishes services will be private.
Joyce’s final wish is for you to love, hug, and have fun with your family and friends.
Many many thanks for the all the caring Angels at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home.
Please honor your friendship with Joyce by supporting local businesses.
A memorial fund has been established.
Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com
HAPPY TRAILS MOM!!!