Date of BirthJune 16, 1918

Joyce Mae Pfaff Obituary

Date of BirthJune 16, 1918

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Date of PassingApril 11, 2015

Joyce Mae Pfaff Obituary

from Jackson, Wisconsin, United States

Date of BirthJune 16, 1918

Joyce Mae Pfaff Obituary

Date of BirthJune 16, 1918

146 Views

Date of PassingApril 11, 2015

Joyce Mae Pfaff Obituary

from Jackson, Wisconsin, United States


UNION GROVE - Joyce Mae Pfaff, 96, of Mindoro, Union Grove and recently Burlington passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on April 11, 2015. She was born on June 16, 1918 on the family farm in Melrose, WI, the sixth of eight children to Hugh and Lena (Stetzer) Goodenough. She spent her early life in Mindoro and graduated from Mindoro High School. Joyce lived and worked on the family farm until she married Robert Pfaff on September 14, 1940 at Burr Oak Lutheran Church. Robert preceded her in death on August 25, 2000. Joyce farmed with her husband in the Mindoro, WI area early in their marriage. She was also employed for many years as the Cafeteria Supervisor at St Mary’s Hospital in Racine, WI. Joyce had a passion for cooking and baking for her family, especially her cookies. In retirement, Joyce and Robert thoroughly enjoyed travelling in their motor home, visiting 48 of the 50 states. Often their journeys included visits to their out-of-state children and families. Later, they enjoyed their retirement home in Plant City, FL. Joyce was a member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ladies Guild, Harvest Club, Homemakers and various 4-H Clubs. Joyce is survived by her children: Bonnie (Tom) Sorenson, Mary (Jim) Paisley, Sandy (Gerry) Wilson, Judy (Bruce) Czajkowski, Robert (Suzanne) Pfaff and Cheri (Bill) Jackson; Grandchildren: Mike, Todd, Tommy, and Patti (Steve’s wife) Johnson, Tammy Baumann, Tim (Melissa) Paisley, Jason (Kristen) and Ristin Wilson, Robin (Crystal) Czajkowski, Anne (Tony) Rodriguez, Karleton (Reneé) Cali, and Taylor (Christina) Pfaff, Ryan (Claire) Berndt, Cherie (Don) Meredith, Kai (Jodi) Sorenson; Great -Grandchildren: Margo (Brett), Megan (Patrick) and Miranda Johnson, Kurtis, Kyle and Korey Baumann, Laura and Adam Paisley, Taylor and Bailey Wilson, Amy and Amanda Czajkowski, Heather, Matt and Luke Meredith, Carly and Andy Sorenson, Tim, Kimber and Cory Gatzow; Great-Great-Grandchildren: Kelsey Baumann and baby boy of Margo Johnson due in July. Joyce is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Joyce was preceded in death by her Husband Robert; Grandson Steve Johnson; Granddaughters, Teri Paisley and Lasandra Johnson; Parents Hugh and Lena Goodenough; Sisters Irene Saunders, Ruth Young, Alice Goodenough and Marie Tracey; Brothers Russell, Stanley and Forrest Goodenough. Joyce was the “rock” of our family, always there to support and guide all of her loved ones. She will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 14, 2015, 11:00 am at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Union Grove, with Rev. David Ramirez officiating. Burial will follow at Union Grove Cemetery. Relatives may visit with the family on Friday, April 14th at the church from 9:00 am to 10:45 am. The family would like to give special thanks to the caring, compassionate staff at Pine Brook Pointe and the staff of Seasons Hospice who became a part of Joyce’s family. Memorials are suggested to St Paul’s Lutheran Church or Pine Brook Pointe in Burlington. Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory 908 – 11th Ave. Union Grove, WI 53182 262-878-2011 www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com

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