Joyce C. Ruehs

Joyce C. Ruehs of Waukesha died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at the age of 75. She was born in Chippewa Falls on Sept. 5, 1934, the daughter of Robert and Cecile Ellenson.

Joyce was an avid Packer fan, enjoyed watching football, playing baseball, bingo and bowling. She spent five years greeting shoppers at Samís Club. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family.

Joyce will be deeply missed by her children, Cheryl, Craig (Deborah), Carol and Cindy (John Petrich); grandchildren, Erica, Heather, Nathan, Joel, Allison and Marlee; greatgrandchildren, Trysta, Jacob, Nicholas, Addie, Taylor and Braydon; and sister, Nancy (Ronald).

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, and parents.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral Mass on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at St. Paulís Catholic Church, S38-W31602 Highway D (at highways D and 83), Genesee Depot, WI 53127. Burial will be Thursday, Dec. 10, at Hope Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the St.Paulís Catholic Church Giving Tree (please see address above).

The family would like to extend a few special words of thanks to the 2 North Oncology, 5th Floor and the ICU of Waukesha Memorial Hospital for the wonderful care during Joyceís stay.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or cards of condolence, please visit or call the funeral home at 542-6609.