Joyce Klein

A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Langdon for Joyce Klein, 81, of Langdon and formerly of Munich.

Joyce Klein

Posted on 3/18/16

She died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

Joyce McFadden was born December 14, 1934 in Bantry to James and Lillian (Johnston) McFadden. She grew up and attended grade school in the Fort Totten area and attended high school in Devils Lake. After graduating, she went to bible college in St. Paul, Minn. She then worked at the courthouse and taught school for one year at Harvey Centre before moving to Devils Lake and working at Rand’s Clothing Store. She and Clinton Klein were married on April 11, 1959 in Devils Lake. They lived on a farm near Munich where they farmed the land and raised their family until moving to Langdon about 12 years ago. She was very involved on the farm, especially the business end of farming. She was on the board of Cavalier County Social Services for many years and helped at many elections. She loved making doughnuts and carmel rolls and would give them away to her friends and family. She enjoyed going to her children’s sporting events and visiting with her grandchildren. She was a member of Rosehill Mennonite Church of rural Alsen and Emmanuel Evangelical Church in Langdon.

Surviving Joyce are her husband of 56 years, Clinton, of Langdon; children: Steve of Alsen, Sue (Jim) Allmer of Bismarck, Sam (Ruth) of Lakeville, Minn., Sherman (Jenny) of Farmington, Minn., and Becky (Jeff) Pierskalla of Blaine, Minn.; grandchildren: Erica, Tyler, Spencer, Benjamin, Braden, Mitchell and Sydney; siblings: Bill, Shirley (Clyde) Jones, Florence (David) Schneider, Tom (Joyce) and David; sisters-in-law: Katherine McFadden, Arvelda Wiens, Dorothy Ewert; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jim McFadden, and sister Rose (Joe) Redmond.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at