Published On: Tue, Aug 26th, 2008

Obituary – Berniece Joslin

Sioux City, Iowa — Berniece Joslin, 85, Sioux City, Iowa, died Aug. 24, 2008, at Countryside Retirement Home, Sioux City.
Visitation will be Aug. 27, from 3-8 p.m., with the family present from 6-8 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m., followed by an Eastern Star Service by Silver Azure Chapter, at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Aug. 28, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Sioux City, with Rev. Merrill Muller officiating.
Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City.
Berniece was born Aug. 27, 1922, in Wakonda, S.D., to William and Dena (Anderson) Roberts. She grew up in Wakonda and graduated from Wakonda High School in 1940. She moved to Sioux City in 1945.
She married Dwight Joslin Sept. 24, 1955, in Emerson. After their marriage, they owned and operated the Joslin’s IGA grocery store on West 2nd St. until 1961. Berniece then became a homemaker and mother to their four boys. The family moved to a farm in the Westfield area in 1971, where she was active in the Westfield Presbyterian Church and was a farm wife. The family then moved back to Sioux City in 1976.
She was an avid golfer at Sun Valley Golf Course where she made her hole-in-one. She also enjoyed bowling at the Plaza Bowl and the couple also loved square dancing. She was a member of the Eastern Star – Daughters of the Nile, Shrine Auxiliary and served as treasurer of the Riverside Chapter. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church until it closed and then became a member at Wesley United Methodist Church. In her younger years Berniece and her two sisters, Norma and Agnes, sang on WNAX radio. Dwight and Berniece wintered in Mesa, Ariz., for 25 years.
Berniece is survived by her husband, Dwight Joslin, Sioux City; four sons, Larry Joslin and wife, Cheri, Sioux City, Iowa; Louis Joslin and wife, Sue, Ellicott City, Md.; Paul Joslin and wife Peggy, Mitchell, S.D.; and Ronald Joslin and wife Karen, Fordyce; two sisters, Agnes Sealey, Meckling, S.D., and Norma Linsley, Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Lorraine; an infant son; and two great-granddaughters, Katelyn and Brittany.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Siouxland or Abu Bekr Shrine Temple.