Obit: Andersen, Joyce C. #2 (1916 - 2015)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Andersen, Finkler, Hanson, Helmakangas, Stelloh, Westrich
----Source: WIGM/WKEB Obituaries (Medford, WI) 1/29/2015
Andersen, Joyce C. (Finkler) (28 OCT 1916 - 20 JAN 2015)
Joyce C. Andersen, age 84, of Colby, passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 after a long illness at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, with her family by her side day in and day out.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at First United Church of Christ in Colby. Pastor Teri Hanson will officiate. Family and friends are welcome from 4:00 - 7:00 PM on Friday, January 23, 2015 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby. Burial will be in the Colby Memorial Cemetery.
Joyce was born on November 27, 1930, the daughter of Gerald and Sally (Helmakangas) Finkler in Superior. Superior is where she was raised and attended school. After graduation, she attended nursing school in Eau Claire for 3 years. Joyce then united in marriage to Robert Andersen, on September 23, 1950. They just recently celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.
Joyce worked as a CNA in Medford, and Preins Hardware in Colby. She was a member of many groups including; the church choir for 30 years, Clark County Choraliers for 20 years and Ladies Guild at First United Church in Colby.
Joyce loved music, everything from playing the piano and organ to singing. She also enjoyed rosemaling, knitting, and crocheting . She also enjoyed being outside; fishing with her children and grandchildren, laying in the hammock observing the stars and moon, and gardening. But most of all, her sense of humor and spunk will be missed.
Joyce is survived by her husband; Robert Andersen of Colby, five children: Elaine (Wayne) Westrich of Unity, Robert M. (Marcie) Andersen of Helena, MT, Sally (Raymon) Stelloh of West Salem, WI , Mark (Sandy) Andersen of Stratford, and Paul (Cherie) Andersen of Helena, MT, 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many other nieces, nephews, and friends. She was loved by many.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son; Chris Andersen, three brothers and one sister.
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