Joyce Luella Holzhueter, 91
Sept. 6, 1925 — Dec. 9, 2016
Joyce Luella (nee Gottschalk) Holzhueter, of West Bend, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2016, at The Kathy Hospice of West Bend. She was born Sept. 6, 1925, in Lake Mills to the late Lawrence B. and Ella (nee Wollin) Gottschalk. She was raised in Lake Mills and educated in the local schools, graduating from Lake Mills High School in 1943.
On June 30, 1951, she married Gerhard A. Holzhueter of Brillion and the couple resided in Milwaukee. She was employed by the city of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Board of School Directors, retiring in 1983 after serving as head secretary at Boys’ Trade and Technical High School (now known as Bradley Technology and Trade High School) and Morse Middle School.
The couple moved to Cedar Ridge Retirement Community in West Bend in 1986. She was a member of the Welcome Friend Committee and a past member of the Cedar Ridge Choir and Cedar Campus Ridgeville Choristers.
Joyce enjoyed baking, cooking, knitting and bowling. Vacations of travel were to northern Wisconsin, Florida and many places abroad. She was a member of the Milwaukee Educational Secretaries Association and the Retired Educational Secretaries Association.
Joyce is survived by one sister-in-law, Marion R. Gottschalk of Lake Mills, together with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband Gerhard, parents, and only brother Gordon G. Gottschalk.
A funeral service will be at noon Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, 53095). Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service (noon). Entombment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park.
Memorials are appreciated to Cedar Community (5595 Highway Z, West Bend, WI 53095), The Kathy Hospice (3232 Pleasant Valley Road, West Bend, WI 53095), Wisconsin Historical Foundation (P.O. Box 260050, Madison, WI 53726-0050) and Lake Mills Methodist Church (271 E. Prospect St., Lake Mills, WI 53551) and/or donor’s choice.
A special thank you to Dr. Charles Kaufmann and staff of The Kathy Hospice.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.