Joyce Schmoll


Joyce M. Schmoll, 88, of Tripp, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at the Tripp Good Samaritan Center.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 3, at Friedens Reformed Church in Tripp, with burial at the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation, with a scripture service, was Friday, Feb. 2, from 5-7 p.m., at the Goglin Funeral Home in Tripp.

Joyce M. Schmoll was born May 9, 1929, in Mitchell to Theophil “Tape” and Bessie (Radford) Schumacher. She attended and graduated from Tripp School District. Joyce went on to Yankton College for a teaching certificate and was proud to follow in her mother’s footsteps as an elementary teacher. She taught in the Wagner and Parkston School Districts.

Joyce married Darold J. Schmoll on April 24, 1960. They were together for 43 years, when Darold passed away. After marrying, Joyce dedicated her life to her family, raising their three children and caring for her mother and mother-in-law as they aged. She was also active helping Darold with his business as the bookkeeper and go-to-gal. When grandchildren arrived, Joyce loved being a devoted grandmother.

Joyce is survived by her three children: Paula Lynch of Woonsocket, James Schmoll of Uehling, Neb., and Carrie Gutierrez of Sioux Falls; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and a grandson, Darin Zoss.

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