Joyce B. Eggum ‘Domestic Goddess’

July 3, 1925 – Jan. 23, 2011

Joyce B. Eggum (nee Mannie) reunited with her beloved husband of 65 years, Donald Eggum, the former Waukesha County coroner, on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at age 85. She was born July 3, 1925.

She met Don in 1943 at a Valentine’s Day dance at the USO and they were married one month later on March 16, 1943. She and Don were members of "The Greatest Generation."

Joyce is survived to cherish her memory by her loving children, Greg (Ellen) of Germantown, Jeff of Richfield, Leif (Togie) of Big Bend, Lynn (Jerry) Haines of New Berlin and Thor Eggum of Big Bend. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, with a funeral service at 7 p.m. Burial will be at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Pewaukee.

Joyce was a proud Army wife and was known for her sense of humor.

Thanks for the memories, for they will be forever cherished.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to ProHealth Home Care & Hospice, 1020 James St., Suite E, Hartland, WI 53029.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-9128 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.