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Joyce Yvonne Wilcox

November 15, 1936 — April 7, 2016

Joyce Y. Wilcox, 79, of Neillsville passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016. She was born November 15, 1936 to Hilda (Heideman) and Charles Knutson of Medford, WI. Joyce attended eight grades at the Wayside School then graduated from Medford High School in 1954. She enrolled at Luther Hospital School of Nursing in Eau Claire, WI graduating in 1957. Joyce married Glendon K. Wilcox on December 21, 1957 and he preceded her in death in August of 1987. She was employed at Luther Hospital, Whitehall Community Hospital, Neillsville Memorial Hospital, and the Clark County Public Health Department where she worked from 1970 to 2000 at which time she retired.Joyce was an active member of Calvary Lutheran Church, participating in ELCW, Choir, and Quilting. She sung with the Clark County Choraliers and the Palm Sunday Concerts at Marshfield. Joyce loved and appreciated her family and friends frequently attending luncheons and activities to stay in touch. She also enjoyed crafts, trying new recipes, volunteering and gardening; especially her tulips, daffodils, and crocuses in the spring.Survivors include her children; Brenda Schmidt of Milwaukee, Dennis Wilcox of Eau Claire, and Michelle Wilcox (Cliff Hendrick) of Onalaska. Precious grandchildren include Daniel Wilcox, Eau Claire; Sarah (DJ) Cooper, Eau Claire; Christina (Ricky Scoville) Wilcox, La Crosse; and Erin (Daniel) Stawicki of Cudahy. She enjoyed her great grandchildren immensely; Emily, EllaMay, DJ, Elaine, Edel, and Augustus Cooper; Ethan Wilcox; Alina, Aerith, and Holland Scoville; Audrey, Wyatt, and Cole Stawicki. Also surviving her are Brothers-in-law Wayne Wilcox of Oak Creek, Eugene Wilcox of Cornell, Ronald (Nancy) Wilcox of New Berlin, and Delbert Wells of Medford; Sisters-in-law Lorraine of Eau Claire and Karen of Cornell along with numerous nieces and nephews.Joyce was predeceased by father Charles in 1937, step-father William Diels in 1977, mother Hilda in 2000, sister Delores Balciar in 2001, sister Genevieve Wells in 2015, and son-in-law Donny Schmidt in 2011.Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 16, 2016 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Neillsville, WI. Pastor Chad Anderson will officiate. Music will be provided by Jodi Rueth, organist and the Calvary Lutheran Senior Choir. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Calvary Lutheran Church General Fund or the Clark County Humane Society.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Joyce's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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