Joyice Ann Chase of Mandan, ND, passed away at the age of 63 on March 22, 2023, after she lost her twelve year-long battle with cancer.
Joyice’s family will hold a Celebration of Her Life at The Old Town Tavern, 109 1st Ave. NW in Mandan on April 15th at 3:00 pm.
Joyice was born in Cabool, Missouri on October 21, 1959. She received a Phlebotomy Technician Certification from Bismarck State College. In 1994, she graduated from Bismarck State College with an Associate of Applied Science degree. Joyice worked as a phlebotomist, a retail store business manager, as well as a service industry manager.
Joyice viewed life as a grand adventure. She could be equally at home attending the governor’s ball as she was with a fishing pole in her hand. Joyice craved the freedom of being in the wind as she rode her Harley-Davidson, and liked to push it to the limit with her passion for skydiving.
She enjoyed camping, experimenting with the culinary art of cooking, and tending her flower garden. Most of all, she treasured time spent with her children and grandchildren on holidays, birthdays, or just family meals. Joyice’s family and friends miss her deeply, but she left behind a legacy of courage, integrity, and grace.
Per her wishes, her body was donated to the Deeded Body Program at the University of North Dakota for scientific study.
Joyice is survived by her loving partner, Pat Toepke; her children, Charles Chase (Heather), Amber Chase, Greta Smith (Daniel), and Travis Toepke (Joan Becker-Johner); grandchildren, Irelen Chase, Samantha Chase, Peyten Chase, and Eli Chase; as well as many caring friends and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Alexis Jo Dahl-Chase.