Funeral service for Joy Christine Craven, 49, of Gilbert will be 6pm Monday, November 1, 2021 at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert with Pastor Mary Lou Sixberry officiating. Visitation will begin at 5pm. A reception will follow the service at the Gilbert VFW Post.
Joy died Sunday, October 24, 2021 at St. John’s Northeast Hospital in Maplewood, Minnesota.
She was born July 8, 1972 in Virginia, Minnesota to Bob and Margaret (McKenzie) Ulicsni. She was a 1990 graduate of Virginia High School and later attended Eveleth VoTech as a medical transcriptionist.
On June 20, 1992 she married Jason Craven at Gilbert United Methodist Church. She worked for the Gilbert Public Schools as a paraprofessional and food service manager. Currently she worked at Monsters Inc. in sales and clothing graphics. Joy especially enjoyed camping and four wheeling.
Survivors include her husband, Jason; daughters: Elizabeth (Richard) Yuretich and Eryn Craven; parents: Bob and Margaret Ulicsni; sisters: Kate (Paul) Williams and Paula (Josh) Halvorson; her in-laws, Charles and Dwan Craven; her extended family, many friends and numerous “fur babies.”