Joyce M. Brassington
April 7, 1925 — Oct. 18, 2016

Proud mother and grandmother Joyce Brassington, born April 7, 1925, to Lydia and Erwin Koellner, found peace on October 18, 2016.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Robert L Brassington; son Charles; and brother Robert Koellner.

Joyce is survived by her companion, Dale Hight; sister Susan Koellner Baker; daughter Linda (David) Daniels; daughter-in-law Holly Brassington; and grandchildren Kari Weber, Robert Brasssington, Tricia and Elizabeth Daniels.

Joyce graduated from Wauwatosa High School and Milwaukee Downer College. She worked for many years at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital in the X-ray department and as a volunteer. She was a longtime member of her church, Christ the King in Delafield, active in the quilting circle and helping with the gardens.

Gardening was a passion throughout her life. She always had lovely perennial gardens and fed the family with fresh vegetables. She volunteered for many years at Shorehaven, including planting flower gardens and working in the Country Store. Joyce was an avid card player and loved both bridge and sheepshead. She was skilled in the arts of quilting, embroidery, tatting, knitting and cross stitch.

Joyce enjoyed spending time and traveling with her family and friends. Her travels included wintering in Florida and Arizona and overseas adventures.

Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of a memorial service at 11 AM on Friday, October 21, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1600 Genesee Road, Delafield.

Memorial gifts can be sent to Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214 (

Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm- Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-5674459 or visit online at