Joris A. Garvens


Joris A. “Jory” Garvens of Waukesha passed away peacefully at his home and into the arms of his savior Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at the age of 73. He was born May 18, 1939, in Waukesha, the son of Charles and Ruth (nee Bird) Garvens.


Joris graduated from Waukesha High School. Joris was a lifelong member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church. He was  proud to serve in the Wisconsin National Guard. Joris married the love of his life, Kathryn “Kathy” (nee Muehleck), on July 7, 1962. He has always loved cars; buying, selling and driving. Joris was always the one to count on if you needed to find a good car deal. He worked at a few area car dealerships before going to work for the Godfrey/Fleming (Sentry) Co., where he worked for 30 years.


Joris will be sadly missed by his wife of 50 years, Kathy; sons, Jory (Lisa, nee Gormley) Garvens, Todd (Paula, nee Gurath) Garvens; beloved grandchildren, Alexandra and Mason; sister, Sherryl D’Acquisto; brother, Jan Garvens; sister-in-laws, Mary Anita Martin (nee Muehleck), Sister Barbara Muehleck (Order of Saint Claire); and brother-in-law, Tom Nettesheim. Joris is further survived by many dear nieces, nephews and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Visitation for Joris will be held from 3 p.m. until the 5:30 p.m. funeral service Monday, Oct. 8, at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1941 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Michael Turriff and the Rev. Robert Frick will be officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Prairie Home Cemetery (please meet inside gates off of Prairie Avenue).


In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joris’s name to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church & School are appreciated (see address above).


Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.