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Joyce Lee

November 19, 1924 - November 23, 2018

On Friday, November 23, 2018, Joyce Lee got her wings. She was much loved by Norm Lee, her husband and soul mate for 72 years and her 37 children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Her surviving children include, Greg Lee, Colin Lee, Mark Lee, and Joneen Lee. Children Barbara Lee Domke, Brian Lee, and Perry Lee preceded her in death and hugged her warmly when she arrived home. Daughters-in-law Donna Lee, Mary Lee, Donna Domke, Chris Lee Brown, Amie Lee, and son-in-law Mike Domke will also miss her. She has 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Joyce was a joyful and selfless lady who continually placed others needs before her own. She helped family, friends, and her community in so many ways....some visibly, most quietly. Her life centered on family, faith, and her beloved United Methodist Church in Borth, WI. She was a pillar of her church for over 70 years and contributed mightily in creating a warm, welcoming, and inspirational place for people in the community to connect and worship. She served as the church organist for over 30 years and mentored others to do the same. She loved music and taught piano lessons to children throughout her community for tens of years. We would like to think her joyful personality lives on as a result. She served as the United Methodist Regional Representative for her church; a Red Cross volunteer; a Fox Valley Tech tutor who taught English to newly arrived immigrants; a 4-H leader; a director of scores of school plays and church pageants; a youth choir director; a Sunday School teacher; a Bible study leader who mentored many friends and family members who sought her wisdom; a SHARE (food bank) leader who started 11 community chapters; was an accomplished seamstress who made wonderful pieces of clothing and Halloween costumes for her children and others; was a wonderful and creative cook; was a gifted gardener who loved flowers, butterflies and birds; was her high school Valedictorian and a lifelong learner. For her children and grandchildren, she has set the example on morals, ethics, values, the power of faith, and the importance of giving. We loved her dearly and will miss her greatly.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St. Winneconne. Visitation will continue on Thursday, November 29 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Borth United Methodist Church W304 Cty Rd D Berlin. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Becky Kindschi officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery, town of Poygan.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.


Virginia Winter Stevens wrote on November 30, 2018
I first met Joyce decades ago, when I was introduced to the Lee family by my college room-mate, Charmaine. Joyce was one of the warmest and most generous people I have ever known. My deepest sympathy to Norm and all her family.

Jim Savinski wrote on November 29, 2018
Joyce was such a lovely human being and a tremendous joy to be around. She was always so gracious during the many days we spent in your house working on submitting compliance reports to DNR. I, and I know Norm and Colin and your entire family, will miss her very much.

Kathy Chapman wrote on November 28, 2018
Mark, please know that Joyce was a tremendous help to me and others in the GOAL Lab at Fox Valley Tech for years. The students who really struggled loved her for her kindness, patience, and respect. She was a born teacher; I miss her so; she became an important mentor for me. More personally, when I was hospitalized for months, your mom wrote to me most every day, always upbeat and engaging. I will try to carry on as she would though, of course, that is impossible. Blessings to you, Kathy Chapman Oshkosh

Bill & Denise Frueh wrote on November 27, 2018
Norm and Family, we extend our deepest sympathy.

Sissy (DePew) Rutherford wrote on November 27, 2018
Joyce was such a wonderful, Godly influence in my life. What a joy she was to be around. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. I know she is overjoyed to be in the presence of the Lord and Savior she served for so many years.

Terri Beck Stadler wrote on November 26, 2018
You have my deep sympathy. Hang on to all your memories to carry you through your grief.

Christine Gauthier wrote on November 26, 2018
Joyce my friend, you are in heaven now and at peace. I will miss you will all my being. You have been like a mother to me, and you were a wonderful friend. Thank you for all that you have done for me, I will never forget you. With lots of love, Chris


 
 
 
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