Joyce Augusta Prose, 87

Joyce Augusta Prose (nee Heidmann), age 87, passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013. She was born on April 10, 1925, in Reitbrock, Wis., and was raised in Athens, where she graduated from Athens High School. She enjoyed traveling, reading, going to rummage sales, and enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune. She was devoted to her church and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Joyce is survived by her loving children, Kathleen (Leonard) Berg of West Bend, Edward Salefske of West Bend, Randolph (LeeAnn) Salefske of Crestview, Fla., and Ronald (Sally) Salefske of Blair, Okla.; eight cherished grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters Ruth Heldt and Irene Curtis. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Edward Salefske, Lyman Smith, and Bobby Prose; children, Calvin Salefske and Beverly Orr; three brothers and three sisters. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013, at noon at First Baptist Church (2300 S. Main St., West Bend) with the Rev. Bruce Dunford presiding. The visitation will be at the church on Friday, March 23, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon. Memorials to the Samaritan Health Center 531 E. Washington St. West Bend, WI 53095 are appreciated.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the caring staff at Samaritan Health Center and Seasons Hospice and also to Sharon Gahan for all her caring and support.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. (262) 338-2050