Oct. 13, 1918-May 15, 2014
MARSHALL - A Celebration of Life for Carleton Ione Dyce, 95, of Minneota, formerly of Watertown, S.D., will be at 7 p.m. today at Hamilton Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today. A private burial will be at the Garden City Cemetery in Garden City, S.D.
She died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Minneota Manor in Minneota.
Carleton was born near Garden City on Oct. 13, 1918, to Charles and Dora (Hansen) Barkley. She graduated from Garden City High School in l936. On June 25, 1945, she married her high school sweetheart William Wendell Dyce. They moved to Watertown in 1951, where she lived until moving to Boulder Estates in Marshall in 2000. From July 2006 until her death she resided at the Minneota Manor. Her move to Minnesota allowed her to be a nurturing part of her grandchildren's lives.
Carleton was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, its Ada Fellowship, and WSCS and served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was happiest helping and working with people. After raising three children she was a highly valued clerk at several local drug stores in Watertown. Prior to marriage she especially enjoyed teaching at the Merton Township country school in 1944/45. She also worked as high school library aide. Carleton loved the outdoors and sharing the bounty of her garden and her kitchen. It was not uncommon for her to express gratitude and awe at the beauty of the day. The family home in Watertown served as a frequent gathering place for many friends and relatives.
Survivors include her children: Darwin (and Lori Fisher Dyce) of rural Ghent, Dennis (and LaVonne Carlson) of Minneapolis, Doretta (and David) Reisenweber of Duluth; grandchildren: Elizabeth Dyce of St. Paul, Emily (and Adam) Hoffman of Vermillion, S.D., and Evan Dyce of Moorhead; "grand" godchildren: Francesca Gibson of Minneapolis and Yolanda Hare of Chicago; and her sister Darlene Harrison of Sun City, Ariz.; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.
Carleton was preceded in death by her husband in 1974, her parents, a baby brother (Darrel) and her stepmother Fern (Wookey) Barkley.
Blessed by the memory of Carlton I. Dyce
The family requests memorials be made to a favorite charity, Prairie Home Hospice of Marshall, MN. or to the Minneota Manor.
Hamilton Funeral Home