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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.

11 thoughts on “JOY L. OEHLER”

  1. Joy love you and will always miss you. You made this world a better place. I believe you’re in a better place no more pain.

  2. My dearest Joy… my BFF/partner in crime. Truly blessed to have u in my life since second grade. No more pain. Ur in a better place in Heaven. Miss u so so much! I love u!!!!

  3. I will miss you so much my dear sister! Always on my mind and forever in my heart! I love you

  4. Charles S.Clark.
    Joy, so happy that you’re my half sister. 💘 you and know we’ll meet again.

  5. Joy. You were a blessing to me when I couldnt see the end of the tunnel. You were a shoulder for me to cry on but most of all you were my words of encouragement. You never doubted me for a second and alwaya showed me how much inner strength I had. You were a kind, caring, loving women, with a heart of golden. May you rest in peace knowing you were loved by many. Fly high beautiful, for we may never see you again, however you will always be in our hearts.

  6. Jerry Sorry for you loss. Remember the good times and it will bring smiles to you face in this time of sorrow.

  7. Jerry, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. “Mama O” was loved by all of us!

  8. Mama Oehler was a huge part of my childhood. I took my drivers test in her car. She didn’t always have a lot, but what she did have she shared openly with all who needed it. Joy was deeply loved by so many!!

  9. My Aunt Joy was so fun to be around. We would always play pranks on her. She loved to laugh and cut up. I will miss my Aunt very much, I wish I had more time with her. I know she is at peace now with her Mom, Dad and baby girl. Ill see you in heaven Aunt Joy!

  10. Jen thank you for taking such good care of my sister. Thank you for making it possible for me to be apart of her send off. The memories of you Joy I will forever keep close to may heart. We have a bond that is unbreakable even in death. I’m going to miss you and all your funny words that I sometimes had to either correct you or ask you the meaning of. Pretty please was your magic word, it got you anything you wanted. Thank you for being a loving caring sister and helping to keep the family together, my Queenie MY BEST FRIEND we will be ok until we meet again but it won’t be the same without you Love you forever
    Your Big Sis and your Boss

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