Joyce Elaine Holtan
July 21, 1926 – August 21, 2019
Joyce (Distad) Holtan, age 93 of Coeur d’ Alene ID, formerly of Austin MN, passed away Wed, August 21,2019 at The Garden in Coeur d’ Alene ID where she lived. She was born in Farmer SD, July 21 1926 to Edward and Ella Grace Tugel. She was married to Orin Distad and together they had 5 children, they were later divorced. She married Gerald Holtan in 1973, he was the light of her life. Her favorite pastimes were playing cards with friends and family, going to the casino, and she really loved playing bingo with all her “ Bingo Buddies”. She was a “Social Butterfly” anywhere she went. She loved traveling back to MN with Jerry to visit family and friends. Survivors include, Larry (Diane) Distad of Randleman NC, Nancy (Buck) Jackson of Worley ID, Chuck (Mary) Distad of Rochester MN, Richard (Linda) Distad of Aitkin MN and Duane (Debbie) Distad of Austin MN, step son in law Dean Graves of Seattle, WA, step daughter in law Maren (Steve) Noyes of Omak WA, many grandchildren and great- grandchildren, sister in law Nadine Tugel of Shawnee, KS and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband Jerry, siblings Shirley, Beverly, Jerry, and Max, step daughter Sue Graves and step son Richard Holtan. She will be dearly missed.