Joyce E. Brown

Sept. 9, 1928 – Feb. 19, 2011

Joyce E. Brown, a lifelong Waukesha resident, passed on to eternal life Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at the age of 82.

Joyce was born in Waukesha on Sept. 9, 1928, the daughter of Arnold and Sabina (nee Fuerstenberg) Nuss. Joyce graduated from Waukesha High School in 1946 and was united in holy matrimony to her sweetheart from her school days, Jack Brown, on June 17, 1950. Joyce was a lifetime member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha. She was a volunteer at church and a member of the Ladies Aid and belonged to the Lutheran Senior’s exercise group. Joyce also helped to start the Lutheran Girl Pioneers and was a volunteer at the Wisconsin Lutheran Synod in Milwaukee. She also was an active member of the Waukesha County Historical Society & Museum and was a poll worker for many years. Joyce was an employee with the Waukesha School District, where she worked as a cook manager at the Central campus, retiring in 1993. Joyce was an avid Brewers, Badgers and Packers fan.

Joyce is survived by her husband of 60 years, John E. "Jack" Brown of Waukesha; a son, Jim (Marge) Brown; and a daughter, Jerie (Tom) Roder. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Adam (Carol) Roder, Tracie (Shannon) Midthun, Heidi Roder, Patricia (Craig) Schmidt and Pamela (Jason) Jacques; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Schmidt, William Thomas Roder, Ashlyn Schmidt, Austin Jacques, Bryce Roder, Aiden Jacques and by the expected Midthun baby; sisters, Delores (Edward) Scherf and Corinne Putz; and by other relatives and friends.

Visitation for Joyce will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Feb. 24, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1060 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha. Entombment at Prairie Home Cemetery on Friday will be private.

The family extends thanks to Joyce’s cousin, Alice Staab, and to the staffs at LindenGrove-Waukesha and Seasons Hospice for the wonderful care given to Joyce.

If desired, memorials to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha would be appreciated.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 549-0659, is serving the family.