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  Joyce Balciar, 75, of Medford, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Colonial Care Center in Colby.

  She was born on February 24, 1943 to Josie and Dora (Greer) Rochester. She attended Gilman area school. She married Carl Balciar on June 24, 1967; he preceded her in death in 2003. She worked most of her life as a homemaker, but spent a few years as a CNA at the Taylor County Memorial Healthcare Center.

  In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, cats and dogs, nature, watching birds, and spending time with her grandchildren.

  She was a long time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

  Joyce is survived by her sons, Steve (Maranda) Balciar and Joe (Sheryl) Balciar, both of Medford, and Josh (Morgan) Balciar of Hudson; grandchildren, Cassidy, Brayden, Jackson, Kaelynn, and Samantha Balciar; sister, Joleen Boss. She is further survived by many other family and friends.

  Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 5, 2018 at Hemer Funeral Home – Medford Chapel with Pastor Nancy Amacher officiating. Visitation will take place on Friday, October 5, 2018 at Hemer Funeral Home from 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Joyce’s name may be giving to the Taylor County Humane Society.

  Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements, online condolences can be left at

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