Joyce A. Sis

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Joyce A. Sis

April 5, 1941 - July 23, 2018

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. — Joyce A. Sis, 77, of North Platte, passed away July 23, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Neb.

Joyce was born April 5, 1941, in Atwood, Kan., to Kenneth and Erma (Fleischacker) McDougal. She grew up on the farm near Ludell, Kan., where she loved working with her Pop. Joyce followed him around helping him with chores from sun-up to sun-down. She graduated with the Atwood High School class of 1959. She married Dennis M. Sis on Aug. 8, 1959, in Atwood, who she met on a blind date. The couple lived in Stratton, Max, McCook, Kearney, Grant, Ogallala, and finally North Platte.

Her family was the center of her life and Joyce will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. Joyce always had a huge garden, full of flowers and vegetables. She spent countless hours in her flower garden and was known by many for her beautiful flowers. She loved following her children and grandchildren’s sporting activities. She was a lover of animals, especially her cats, dog Oscar, and was a die-hard Bill Elliott NASCAR fan. She will be remembered for her wonderful giggle.

Survivors include her children, Greg (Cheri) Sis and Terry (Cori) Sis, all of Elsie, Neb., Pam (Don Jorgensen) Neff of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Tam (Terry) Kuenle of North Platte; grandchildren, Jyll (Travis) Hansen of Broken Bow, Neb., Nikki (Brent) Downey of North Platte, Cameron (Katie) Sis of Elsie, Carlie Sis of Chicago, Ill., Jenni Sis of Detroit, Mich., Kelan Sis of Elsie, Ryan Kuenle, Allison Kuenle, Alex Neff, and Peyton Neff, all of North Platte, and Derek Sis of Elsie; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Lauryn, and Colten Hansen of Broken Bow, and Ava and Owen Downey of North Platte; son-in-law, P.D. Neff of North Platte; and siblings, Janice (Fred) Pianalto of Carlton, Minn., Jeri (Eldon) Pickett of Lawrence, Kan., and Joan McDougal of Glendale, Ariz.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; brother, Jim McDougal; and an infant grandson, Jay Sis.

Memorials may be made to the North Platte Animal Shelter or Fur the Love of Paws. Online condolences may be shared at

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2018, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Matthew Nash as celebrant. Inurnment will follow lunch at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be noon – 8 p.m. today at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.