Date of BirthFebruary 26, 1936

Joy Story Obituary

Date of BirthFebruary 26, 1936

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Date of PassingJune 24, 2017

Joy Story Obituary

from jackson, Wisconsin, United States

Date of BirthFebruary 26, 1936

Joy Story Obituary

Date of BirthFebruary 26, 1936

391 Views

Date of PassingJune 24, 2017

Joy Story Obituary

from jackson, Wisconsin, United States


Story, JoyJoy Nathalie Story, age 81, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on Friday June 23, 2017 following a short battle with cancer.Joy was born on February 25, 1936 in Menominee Michigan. Joy attended Saint Anthony's school in Marinette and graduated from Marinette High School in 1954.Shortly after graduation, Joy married William (Bill) Henry Story III at St. Anthony's Parish in Marinette and remained married for 59 years and 11 months as Bill preceded her in death on March 28, 2016 just one month shy of their 60th wedding anniversary.Joy worked for many years at the Ansul Corporation in Public Relations and also at the Marinette Chamber of Commerce. She loved her daily interactions with the public and was always willing to help anyone in need. Joy loved getting together with her classmates for their reunions, reminiscing of times past and wanted to tell her classmates she'll miss them at the 64th Reunion but will be with them in spirit.Joy was loved by all who knew her and those who didn't know her would always say what a beautiful women she was. Always willing to lend a helping hand, console a hurting heart and always quick with her warm loving smile. Joy loved to laugh with her family and friends. She especially took great pleasure in watching her 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren grow. Tradition was important to Joy as she instilled many family traditions through the years. Joy loved the Christmas season and the smell of her freshly baked meat pies and rice crispy bars will be sorely missed.Joy had a very strong faith in God and even in her final days was comforted by her faith and the good things to come. She was a member of the Holy Family Parish her entire life and an active member of the Parish Auxiliary for many years. Joy also volunteered with the Bay Area Medical center for many years.Prior to Joy's battle with cancer she had a heavenly appearance from her husband Bill just two days prior to finding out her prognoses. Joy shared with her family that she never dreamt but on this one night, she had an image appear before her. It was her husband of almost 60 years standing in her bedroom door. Dressed in his white t-shirt he walked toward her. Sat down on the side of her bed. Leaned over and kissed her on the forehead and said "Don't worry Joy, Everything will be alright." When she reached for him he was gone but what he left behind stayed with Mom throughout her recent battle with cancer and gave her the strength to fight as long as she could.Joy is survived by her three children: William (Debbie) Story IV Green Bay, Belle (Brian) Maedke Peshtigo, Ted (Judy) Story Marinette ; seven grandchildren: William (Kim) Story V Green Bay , Danielle (Luke) Wahlen Green Bay, Nicole Maedke Green Bay, Ted Story Marinette, Adam (Ashley) Gerondale Seattle Washington, Vincent (Brittany) Story Marinette, Dylan Story Marinette; 4 great grandchildren: Brady, Gemma, Evelyn and William VI and baby in waiting Jackson Joseph Story.; brother, Robert Peters of Pennsylvania; and sister , Lori (Greg) Dziadon Las Vegas; and very dear friend, Barbara Baumgarten. Joy was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents, James and Nathalie Peters; brother, Thomas Peters of Crystal Lake, Illinois; and sister Julie, Faucet of Dyer Indiana."Everything will be alright"Visitation for Joy will be held on Tuesday, June 27th at Thielen Funeral Home 1403 Newberry Ave. Marinette from 9-11:30am. A Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Parish -Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Taylor St. Marinette at 12 Noon with Rev. Celestine Byekwaso officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. The Story family would like to extend their gratitude to the staffs of Heartland Hospice, Aurora Hospital in Green Bay, Augustana Health Care, Dr. Shadi Hamdan and the entire staff at Bay Area Cancer Center.In lieu of Flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

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