Joyce B. Schloemer, 65

Joyce B. Schloemer (Kotajarvi), age 65, of West Bend, died on Nov. 11, 2008 at the Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac.

She was born on Feb 3, 1943, in Houghton County, Mich. to the late Clarence and Bernice Adams.

Joyce worked for the West Bend Co. for 25 years and was a member of its 25 year club.

After retiring, she went on to work for the Clean Sweep, a division of the Threshold Inc., for two years.

She enjoyed going for long drives, loved playing games, gambling, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Dale B. (Therese) Schloemer of West Bend; two grandchildren, Brittany Schloemer and Bridget (fiancˇe James Grover) Schloemer, both of West Bend; Linda Groth, her assumed granddaughter; her brother, Melvin (Jan) Kotajarvi of Lake Linden, Mich.; her niece, Korynn Kotajarvi of Lake Linden; her great-nephew, Corbin Kotajarvi of Lake Linden; her former husband and friend, Dale D. Schloemer; and many other dear relatives and close friends.

A graveside service will be held in the chapel at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend at 11 a.m. Monday. Fr. David LaPlante of St. Kilian’s Catholic Church will officiate.

Immediately following the service, a private burial will take place with her son, daughter-in-law, her two grandchildren and her brother Melvin.

Memorials to the family are appreciated.

The Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting the family.

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The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who helped care for Joyce over the past few months.

Your care and support has been greatly appreciated.