Joyce I. Vahsholtz, 85

Mrs. Joyce I. Vahsholtz (nee Charles), passed away Friday morning, June 17, 2011, at her home in Cedarburg surrounded by her family. She was 85 years old.

Joyce was born April 2, 1926, in Brockhollands, England, the daughter of William and Blanche Wintle Charles. She came to the United States in 1947. Joyce worked at St. Michael Hospital in Milwaukee as an LPN for over 20 years. On July 11, 1971, she was united in marriage with

Herbert Vahsholtz. He preceded her in death in 1986. Joyce was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Cedarburg, where she was involved with Bible studies and many other church activities. She had been a member of the Trans-Atlantic Brides and Parents Association and the Northshore Christian Women’s Club, volunteered at

St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukeee and was a generous supporter of many organizations and charities.

Joyce is survived by her children, Janet (James) Kalmadge of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Pattie Simon of Grafton and William (Sandra) Rolbiecki of Willow, Ark. She is further survived by grandchildren, Sheree (Marc) Dinkel, Nathan Simon, Kenneth (Christine Pavel-Ligon) Ligon, Alicia Rudd and John Rolbiecki; great-grandchildren, Dawson and Reagan Dinkel; sister-in-law, Beryl Ward of Bream, England; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Blanche; her husband, Herbert; brother, Desmond Ward; and sister, Daphne Moon.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 20, at Heritage Baptist Church, W51 N776 Keup Road in Cedarburg. She was laid to rest beside Herbert at Immanuel Cemetery. The family received visitors at the church on Monday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Heritage Baptist Church. The Eernisse Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedarburg, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at