Joyce May Hubacher


June 26, 1927 - Oct. 14, 2012



Joyce May Hubacher, 85, passed away peacefully holding the hand of her husband and sweetheart of 70 years, Fred, and surrounded by her loving family in Rhinelander on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. She was born in Wausau on June 26, 1927.


Joyce and her husband lived and raised their family in Waukesha, then spent their retirement years at a lakeside home in Harshaw. Joyce worked many years at Waukesha Memorial Hospital in the newborn nursery and took great pride that 48,000-plus newborns started their new lives in her loving arms (she liked to jest that she never dropped one). Besides being a diehard Packers fan, Joyce especially loved and cherished all of her family. One of her greatest joys and treasured times were all the family gatherings.


Joyce is survived by her husband, Fred Hubacher; her children, Howie (Boo) Hubacher, Dan (Lois) Hubacher, Nancy (Nick) Diel and Bob (Therese) Hubacher; grandchildren, Tom Hubacher, Amy (Mike) Viau, Chris (Missy) Hubacher, Matt (Meggin) Hubacher, Tammy Hubacher, Brad (Stacy) Schroeder, Selena Hubacher and Raquel Hubacher; and great-grandchildren, Michael, Emily, Hannah, Noah, Vanessa, Victoria, Nathan and Benjamin.


Joyce’s wishes were to have no services.


Carlson Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. For more information, call 715-369-1414 or visit online at www.carlsonfh.com.