Joyce Ehlers, 77, White Lake, died Monday, November 11, 2013 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Friday, November 15 at the United Methodist Church in White Lake. Burial will be in the White Lake Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8:00 pm Thursday with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the church in White Lake. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Joyce was born on August 27, 1936 to Tom and Hattie (Cooper) Campbell and spent her youth in the Letcher and Plankinton area. Joyce married Donald Edward Ehlers on June 10, 1953. They raised twelve children on their farm north of White Lake where they specialized in Registered Black Angus.
She is survived by five sons, Wayne Ehlers of Canova; Ronnie Ehlers of White Lake; Russell (Claudia) Ehlers of White Lake; John (Kim) Ehlers of Sioux Falls; David (Denise) Ehlers of Newcastle, WY and four daughters, Wanda (Wayne) Hohn of Mitchell; Bonny (Terry) Warnke of Mitchell; Fay DeBoer of Mitchell and Suzie Letcher of White Lake; one daughter-in-law, Jennifer Ehlers Chance of Letcher; 27 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and five nieces and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don; sister, Patty; sons: Gary, Donnie David and James Joe; three grandchildren, Wes Hohn, Amy DeBoer and Stacy Ehlers; two sons-in-law, Bob Letcher and LeRoy Sperlich.