Joyce A. (Mittan) Chicklas, age 67 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Colonial Manor in Randolph, Nebraska.
Graveside services will on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at the Hartington City Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Forget officiating.
Joyce A. Chicklas was born on April 19, 1948 in Yankton, SD to Ronald W. and Marie H. (Woockman) Mittan. She grew up in Hartington and graduated from Hartington Public High School in 1966. After high school Joyce worked for Dale Electronics in Yankton, SD for several years. She moved to Mason, Iowa in 1976 and lived there for two years. Joyce moved to Chicago, Illinois and began working as the business office manager for Credit Counseling. Joyce moved back to Crofton, Nebraska in 2009 prior to her mother's death. Joyce moved to Colonial Manor in Randolph in 2012. She married Richard Chicklas on January 8, 2013 in Randolph, NE.
Joyce is survived by her husband Richard of Crofton; daughter Marcy and husband Jim Ducharme of Harlan, IA; grandson Kaiser Wolfgang; three brothers Ron Mittan and partner Terry Garrett of Bemidji, MN, Dennis and wife Kim Mittan of Poughkeepsie, NY, Dave Mittan of Yankton, SD; three nephews Christopher, Kelby, and Mason Mittan of New York.
Preceded in death by her parents Ron and Marie Mittan and a sister Marilyn Mittan.
Lord, make me an instrument of Your Peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.
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Richard, I am very sorry for your loss, I hope you feel better over time. My condolences.
We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.
Dear Richard: So sorry to hear about your wife's passing. We are sending all of our good thoughts and love to you - thinking about the fun times we have had over the years - especially your special friendship with my Dad, Dick Nyquist. Take care of yourself. We are all there with you in spirit.
With love Julie Nyquist, Jerry Gates, Stephanie Gates and Anxia Gates
Hi Richard, We are thinking of you at this difficult time. We are glad that your brother and nephew can be there with you right now.
With Sympathy, George Litas and Jan
Rich, I am sorry I cannot travel at this time to be with you at this difficult time. I am with you in spirit. Joyce was a good person, your companion, and now she is at peace. I love you and send my love, sympathy and support. We will all get through this together.
Rich I'm very sorry for your loss. My condolences. Wanda ,cousin from Poland.
Richard, I am so sorry to hear of Joyce's passing. I know you have lost the light of your life. I never met her but had several phone calls about rides on the transit bus and I know how much you meant to each other. I pray you have peace.
Dear Uncle Richard: we are thinking of you and are all so sorry for your loss. We miss you and all your great cars. Stay positive we love you.
Chelsea, Kylie, Nathan & Mitchell
Dear brother Richardo, nephew Craiger and I were honored to be here for you as you said goodbye to your best friend and to be with you during this terribly sad, yet wonderful time for Joyce as she finally ended those years of suffering and was finally lifted up to heaven free from all the pain she endured on earth. It was great to give you a break from this situation and allow you to have a laugh with family and talk about fun times. We share your sorrow and hope and pray you will heal soon. Hope we don't have to come clean again. :)
Ron Cichowlas and family
Rich, So sorry to hear from Ron/Jan of your loss. I recall you to have an enormous energy for life and Joyce must have had that too. Hoping you find peace.
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