AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Joy Oehler, of Mora, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. She was 62 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Oelfke Officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service.
Joy Leslie Oehler, of Mora, Minnesota passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis. She was 62 years old.
Joy was born August 3, 1957 in Washington D.C. to John and Wanda (Mitter) Dye. Joy grew up in Piedmont, West Virginia with her six siblings and attended Piedmont High School where she was active in her school as a cheerleader. After high school she moved to San Diego, California where she met Jerry Oehler, they were married on June 14, 1976, in Maryland and had three kids. In the early part of their marriage they lived in Twin Lakes, Isle and New Richland, Minnesota before moving to Mora to raise their children.
Joy was employed at Fingerhut for many years during her working career. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church while she lived in Mora. After her divorce, Joy moved back to Keyser, West Virginia in 2005 to care for her sick father and spend time with him before he passed. In 2017 she moved back to Mora to be near her kids and four grandkids.
Joy enjoyed life and loved spending time with friends and especially family. The family spent many memorable weekends and vacations camping. Joy had a big, generous heart as she was active in her community in Keyser, West Virginia where she volunteered at a nursing home. Joy took great pride in helping others and families who were less fortunate, especially during the holidays. Christmas was her favorite holiday and enjoyed bringing holiday cheer to all those around her. Joy loved life and brought happiness to everyone around her. She loved that her kids and their friends spent time in the house and was known as “Mama Oehler” by all of her kid’s friends.
Joy was a wonderful person and she will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. She will be lovingly remembered.
She is survived by her children Jerry Oehler, Jr. of Worthington, Minnesota, Jeff Oehler of St. Paul, Minnesota, Jenny and her husband Jeremy Dunagan of Mora; her grandchildren Ah’niyah, Evan, Matthias and Alize; her siblings Kathy Malcom, Saprina Hutchinson, Todd Dye, Danny Dye, Johnny Dye, Patrick Helmick and Charles Clark, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Wanda (Mitter) Dye, brother Robert Helmick, and daughter Kimberly Dye.