Visitation5:00-7:00pm on Friday, July 29th at the Oâ€™Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin
Funeral Services10:00am Saturday, July 30th at the Deronda Lutheran Church, 1239 65th Avenue in Amery
Joy Darlene Roos, age 68 of Baldwin, formerly of Glenwood City died Monday at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Joy was born on September 15, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois; the daughter of John and Jeanne (Perry) Swanson. She attended Johnson High School in St. Paul prior to furthering her education at St. Cloud University. On November 8, 1975, she was united in marriage to Merlin Roos at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. Sadly, Merlin would precede her in death in 2007. Joy loved children as they put a smile on her face. She owned and operated her own daycare for many years. Joy would later find happiness once again, as she married Gary Sellers of St. Paul. Together, they made their home in Baldwin until her death.
Joy took pleasure in keeping her mind active with logic and jigsaw puzzles or Sudoku. She was hard to beat in a game of scrabble or a game of cards. She also liked doing handwork; sewing and cross-stitch. She loved her music, researching genealogy, or feeding the birds. But mostly, she treasured time spent with family and watching her grandchildren grow up.
Joy will remain in the hearts of her husband Gary; children Mathew Roos of Menasha, David (Sally) Roos of Roberts, Elizabeth (Colin) Weingarten of Eau Claire; Char (Tim) Haas of Milwaukee; grandchildren Annmarie, Danielle, Andrew, Destiny, Mandi, Alyssa, Emmalee, Ethan, Kevin, Neil; and her brother John ‘Jack’ (Donna) Swanson.
Joy is preceded in death by her parents; husband Merlin; granddaughter Loren; and her brother Gary Swanson.
A Memorial service for Joy will be 10:00am Saturday, July 30th at the Deronda Lutheran Church, 1239 65th Avenue in Amery. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday, July 29, 2016 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton Street in Baldwin. Memorials preferred to the Make A Wish Foundation.