Joyce L. Tautges, 83

Joyce L. Tautges of Cedarburg passed away on Dec. 10, 2009, at the Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon at the age of 83.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place today, Dec. 15, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia South Catholic Church, N44 W6055 Hamilton Road, Cedarburg. Visitation will take place prior to the funeral Mass, at the church, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Father Tom Eichenberger will conduct the funeral Mass. Interment will take place at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Cemetery following the Mass.

Memorials to St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church Building Fund or Family Sharing of Ozaukee County are appreciated.

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Joyce was born in Kingsford, Mich., on Feb. 14, 1926, to Clifford Paquette and Sophie (nee Erickson) Paquette. She later married Ralph Tautges on Aug. 4, 1951, at American Martyrs Catholic Church in Kingsford, Mich. Their marriage was blessed with six children.

After Joyce’s children grew up, she worked as a teacher’s aide at the Cedarburg Preschool and also volunteered her time at Family Sharing and St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church. Although she enjoyed volunteering her time, her true love was spending time with her six children and 21 grandchildren. Her family was truly the love of her life!

Joyce is survived by her faithful and beloved husband of 58 years, Ralph Tautges; children, Alan (Colleen) Tautges, Kevin (Annie) Tautges, Jean (Kurt) Kielisch, Steven (Sally) Tautges, Paul (Karen) Tautges and Craig (Tina) Tautges; grandchildren, Joseph Tautges, Erik, Kaleb and Heidi Kielisch, Dylan, Camryn and Owen Tautges, Ashley, Kenan, Taylor, Kailyn, Alaina, Anna, Kayte, Leta, Nolan and Iain Tautges, Sophia, Ella, Griffin and Carson Tautges; and siblings, Iulis Balding and Charles (Barbara) Paquette. Joyce is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Clifford, Robert, Dennis and Albert Paquette.