Obit: Schwartz, Joyce M. (1926 - 2012)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schwartz, Tess, Kehoe, Madsen, VanStedum, Brehmer, Sievers, Penfold, Howard, Crubaugh, Bakke

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/14/2012

Schwartz, Joyce M. (21 May 1926 - 18 November 2012)

Joyce M. Schwartz, 86, of Monroe died Sunday, Nov. 18, at Monroe Clinic Hospital.

She was born May 21, 1926, in East Troy, the daughter of Eldred and Esther (Tess) Kehoe, and graduated from East Troy High School in 1944. Joyce did secretarial work for Tews Company in Milwaukee and Trent Tube in East Troy.

Joyce married Victor A. Schwartz April 10, 1948, in East Troy. Joyce was a member of St. Victor Catholic Church in East Troy and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville where she volunteered for various groups including her children’s school activities and later was active in Neillsville Homemakers. “Joyce was the best wife, mother, and grandmother in the world.”

Surviving are her husband, Victor Schwartz of Monroe; daughters, Mary (Steve) Madsen of Monroe, Katie (Bob) VanStedum of Oregon, IL, Jeannie (Jim) Brehmer of Appleton, Lori (Dave) Sievers of Janesville and Beth (Eric) Penfold of Libertyville, IL; sisters, Ruth Howard of East Troy and Lois Crubaugh of East Troy; grandchildren David and Erik (Kris) Madsen, Adam, Erin and Lauren Brehmer, Emma, Holly and Kylie Sievers, Sophie and Clare Penfold; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at St. Clare of Assisi parish at St. Victor Catholic Church, 1760 14th Street, Monroe, with Fr. Larry Bakke celebrating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Monroe.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home, 1455 Mansion Drive and N. 18th Avenue in Monroe with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. and at the church from 10 a.m. to time of Mass at 11 a.m. Friday.

Memorial donations to St. Victor Catholic Church or Monroe Clinic Hospital in Joyce’s memory would be appreciated by the family.

Joyce’s family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Monroe Clinic Hospital for their loving compassionate care.

Condolences may be sent to the family at



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