Joyce Rachael Schmidt, 93
Joyce R. Schmidt, 93, of Wittenberg, died on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at the Homme Home of Wittenberg.
She was born on November 7, 1924 in the town of Almon, Shawano County, the daughter of the late William and Ruth (Norton) Timm.
Joyce graduated from Wittenberg High School in 1942. She married Marvin Hoffman in September of 1943. He died serving his country during WWII in February of 1944. Joyce then was united in marriage to Armin Schmidt on June 14, 1947 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. He preceded her in death on May 31, 2012.
Joyce was a homemaker and a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wittenberg and its LWML. Joyce started Vacation Bible School in the district and was a Sunday School teacher. She also served a Christian Growth Chairman and secretary of the circuit LWML. She also was the Christian Growth Chairman of the local society. Joyce was active in the community on the planning committee for additions to the Bowler School district. She enjoyed gardening and canning as well as making maple syrup and cutting Christmas boughs.
Survivors include three children, Roger (Patricia) Hoffman of Appleton, Robert (Sue) Schmidt of Nekoosa and Susan (David) Stockinger of Wittenberg; nine grandchildren, Deborah (Steve Wehrle) Wehrle Hoffman, Rochelle Duciaume, Andrew Schmidt, Eric (Heidi) Schmidt, Greg (Amanda) Schmidt, Elizabeth (Adam) Schmitz, JoAnna (Rob) Wyman, Matthew (Gen) Stockinger and Bryan Stockinger and 17 great-grandchildren.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, brothers, Gary and Howard and a sister, Peggy Krueger.
The funeral service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg. Rev. Matthew Christians will officiate. Interment will be in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Wittenberg. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10AM until the time of service at the funeral home.