Joyce Marie Turek Ojstrsek

Joyce Marie Turek Ojstrsek (nee Lassanske), 67, passed away on Dec. 31, 2009, in the warmth of her home on Druid Lake near Hartford after battling cancer for nearly 2 years.

Joyce was born to Ed and Marge (nee Kroes) Lassanske in Milwaukee. She was a proud graduate of Washington High School. In June of 1964, Joyce married Thomas Turek and together they brought into the world Susan Marie Turek Peters and James Edward Turek. Joyce married Lawrence Ojstrsek in July of 1994. He preceded her in death earlier in December.

Joyce worked for many years as site manager for Meals on Wheels. Joyce had tireless energy and was a true volunteer for the Richfield Historical Society, Erin and Hartford Garden Clubs, the American Red Cross and Hartford Christmas Committee. She was a past officer of the Druid Lake Association. Joyce participated in agility training with her beloved dogs, Abby and Yuko. Joyce loved her extended family. Her biggest aspiration - and achievement - was to be a good mother. To memorialize the many talents Joyce shared unselfishly with all - please bring items she made you to display while gathering in fellowship.

Joyce is survived by her two children and their spouses, Gary Peters of Hartford and Lori Turek of Green Bay; her stepchildren, Kristy (Michael) Zagar of Fond du Lac and Ryan (Aida) Ojstrsek of West Bend; grandchildren, Heidi (Gilbert), Heather, Christopher, Mia, Tim, Sofia, Megan, Michael Joe and Ian; great-grandchildren, Nala and Giovanni Green. Also survived by her brother, John Lassanske; and sister, Jeanette Rohrpasser. Further survived by in-laws, nieces, nephews and many loving relatives and friends.

Mass of Christian burial Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of St. Therese, Basilica of Holy Hill, 1525 Carmel Road, Hubertus, with the Rev. Fred Alexander, OCD, officiating. Visitation will be at the church prior to Mass from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., with fellowship to follow at St. Mary of the Hill Parish.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary at Holy Hill or the Washington County Humane Society are suggested.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.shimonfuneralhome.com.