Joyce Winchell

July 30, 1928 - Nov. 3, 2009

Joyce Winchell, of Waukesha, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, at home, surrounded by her family. She was 81 years old. She was born July 30, 1928, in Green Bay, the daughter of Myron and Exilda (nee Harris) Schroeder.

She graduated from De Pere High School in 1946 and from Carroll College in 1950, where she majored in music. While at Carroll, she met F.R. (Bob) Winchell and they were married Sept. 9, 1950. Joyce was an elder and deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Waukesha. Over the years, she was a choir member, youth choir director and bell choir director. She was a longtime member of the Practical Club and a volunteer and driver for Meals on Wheels for 35 years. She loved music and flowers. Joyce’s life centered on her family, her home and her church. She was a devout Christian and will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends. The world is a better place for her having been here. Through it all and above all was family; love unfailing and grace divine. For that we are forever grateful.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Bob of Waukesha; three loved and loving daughters, Barbara Klemp of Milwaukee, Susan (Todd) Kurth of Duluth, Minn., and Ellen (Charles) Miller of Greenwood, Ind.; and three equally precious grandchildren, Alexandra, Nathaniel and Charles Miller. She is further survived by her sister-in-law, Mary (George) Brucks of Brookfield, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce, as well as by her parents.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. memorial service Friday, Nov. 6, at First Presbyterian Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Prairie Home Cemetery (please meet inside the West Avenue gate).

Memorials in Joyce’s name are appreciated to Carroll University, 100 N East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, or First Presbyterian Church (address above).

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.