Obit: Schmidt, Joyce D. (1940 - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Schmidt, Bondow, Stringer, Cox, Thur, Backaus

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/27/2016

Schmidt, Joyce D. (13 April 1940 - 31 December 2015)

Joyce D. Schmidt, 75, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Neillsville, died Dec. 31, 2015.

Joyce D. Schmidt was born April 13, 1940, in Neillsville, the daughter of Walter and Lucille (Bondow) Schmidt. She attended and graduated from Granton High School. She then worked for the Neillsville Clinic for several years until she started raising veal calves. She was united in marriage to Donald Stringer; they later divorced. Joyce started a travel agency in Neillsville and ran until 1993, when she moved to Phoenix, AZ, where she worked for America West Airlines. She retired in January 2012.

Joyce is survived by a son, Timothy (Patsy) Stringer of Alaska; a special friend, Eileen Cox of Colorado; two brothers: Robert (Ruth) Schmidt of Neillsville and William Schmidt of San Diego, CA; a sister, Judy (Tom) Thur of Fairchild; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a niece, Tammy Backaus.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at  The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Joyce’s family with funeral arrangements.



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