Karen Lynn (Nyborg) Joyce, 66

Published 9:15am Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Born: Sept. 21, 1946

Died: May 2, 2013

Karen Lynn (Nyborg) Joyce, 66, of Salem, Ore., passed away suddenly of natural causes, on May 2, 2013 at Salem Hospital.


She was born in International Falls, Minn., on Sept. 21, 1946 to the late Henry L. and Florence R. (Clark) Nyborg.

Karen graduated from Niles Sr. High School Class of 1964. She was a homemaker most of her life.

She is survived by her husband Robert Joyce of Salem, Ore. She is also survived by her childrens’ father Al Byler and their five children:  Kimberly Fuchs of South Bend, Ind., Kristopher Byler of Bristol, Ind., Kelly Byler of Salem, Ore., Kirk Byler of Granger, Ind., Kirsten Byler of Mishawaka, Ind. and a step-son Sean Joyce of Salem, Ore.  Also, surviving grandchildren: Breannon (Kyle) Mesaros, A.J. Byler, Ashley Zalas, Andrew Pipp, Jourdin Byler, Joshuah Byler, Anthony Byler, Jacob Byler, Blair Fuchs, Ian Joyce, Hayden Byler, Rilynd Byler, baby Ethan Byler and two sisters: Shirley (Lee) Spencer of Niles, Mich., Pearl (Tom) Weir of White Pigeon, Mich., and two brothers: Floyd (Sandy) Sanders of Dowagiac, Mich., Joe (Linda) Nyborg of Vale, Ore.

A time of visitation will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home in Niles. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home and an interment will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Karen Lynn Joyce to Shriners Childrens Hospital


We can shed tears that you are gone

Or we can smile because you have lived

We can close our eyes and pray that you will come back

Or we can open our eyes and see all that you have left

Our heart can be empty because we can’t see  you

Or we can be full of the love that we’ve shared

We can turn our back on tomorrow and live yesterday

Or we can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

We can remember you and only that you are gone

Or we can cherish your memory and let it live on

We can cry and close our mind, be empty and turn our back

Or we can do what you would want… smile, open our eyes, love and go on.

- Your Loving Family

Those wishing to leave a message of condolence for the Joyce Family or upload a photo of Karen for them to see may do so at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com or on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/BrownFuneralHomeNiles.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Niles.

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