Joyce H. Kison, 81

A funeral service will be held today, Oct. 4, 2012, at 1 p.m. at First Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cedarburg for Joyce H. Kison, of Cedarburg, who went home to heaven on Sept. 30, 2012, at the age of 81. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, at the church, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Rev. Randolph Raasch will officiate the funeral service. Interment will take place at Immanuel Cemetery, in Cedarburg.

Memorials to the First Immanuel Lutheran Guardian Angels Program are appreciated.

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Joyce was born in Cedarburg on May 31, 1931, the daughter of Otto Ladwig and Hilda (nee Barelmann) Ladwig. She graduated from Cedarburg High School and later married Elmer Kison at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedarburg in 1949. Their marriage was blessed with four children.

Joyce was a lifelong resident of Cedarburg, as well as a longtime member at First Immanuel Lutheran Church. Elmer and Joyce owned and operated Gingerbread Carpentry for over 20 years, working side by side in furniture reproduction and folk art. She enjoyed attending the craft shows where they sold their furniture, as well as gardening, and traveling.

Joyce is survived by her children, Chery (Kenny) Miller, Bonnie

(Gary) Johnson, and Jo’Ann (Donald) Libecap; grandchildren, Shawn (Holly) Miller, Erin (friend Daniel Schumann) Miller, and Johanna (Joseph) Kujawski; great-grandchildren, Lily Miller, Evelynn Kujawski, and Daphne Kujawski; and sisters-in-law, Margaret Ladwig, Christine Wittenberg, Viola Kison and Lorain Kison. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Elmer Kison; infant son, Dale Kison; and brothers, Wilmer and Elmer Ladwig and John Wittenberg.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.