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Joyce Shirley Hohenstein

September 18, 1932 — January 30, 2021

Joyce S. Hohenstein, age 88, of Granton, WI, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 30, 2021.


Joyce Shirley Kuehn was born on Sept. 18, 1932 in the town of Grant to George and Fern (West) Kuehn.  Joyce graduated Valedictorian of her class in 1950 from Neillsville High School.  She was united in marriage to Darrel Hohenstein on September 30, 1950.  Together they farmed in the town of Washburn, raised 6 children and enjoyed 70 years of marriage.  Joyce worked at the sale barn every Tuesday for several years, also as a teacher’s aide at Pineview Grade School and enjoyed working at the Washburn townhall for elections.  She was a member of the Granton United Methodist Church and the Washburn Homemakers group. 


Joyce and Darrel had the opportunity to visit Germany when their son, Gary was stationed there in the Air Force.  Joyce loved all of her family dearly and enjoyed any time they would get together.  She loved to sit under the tree with Darrel and watch all of grandchildren playing.  Joyce also loved camping and Friday night fish fries.


She will be greatly missed by her husband, Darrel, sons, Gene (Irene) of Neillsville, Dale (Bonnie) of Chili, David (Carole) of Marshfield, Terry (Tammy) of Gardnerville, Nevada, a daughter, Cheryl (Walter) Karl of Neillsville, a daughter-in-law, Marsha Hohenstein of Claremore, OK, 14 Grandchildren and 28 Great Grandchildren, a sister, Nancy Regner of Marshfield and a brother, George Kuehn Jr. of Universal City, TX.


Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Gary, a grandson, Ross, a sister, Joan Kuehn, her mother and father-in-law, Harold and Ruby (Krejci) Hohenstein, step-father-in-law, Rex Krejci, sister-in-laws, Amada Kuehn and Gloria Havlicek and brother-in-laws, Arthur Regner and Arthur Hohenstein.


Due to covid-19 a private family service will be held.


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