Obit: Donovan, Joyce J. (1931 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Bernsee, Davis, Donovan, Olson, Ortlieb, Radde

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 6/04/2017

Donovan, Joyce J. (Ortlieb) (26 MAR 1931 - 1 JUN 2017)

Joyce J. Donovan, 86, of Marshfield, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Wells Nature View in Marshfield. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4 at Rembs Funeral Home in Marshfield, where the family received relatives and friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. Rev. Donn Radde officiated. Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery at a later date.

Joyce was born on March 26, 1931 in the Town of Little Black to Albert and Edith (Bernsee) Ortlieb. After graduation from Dorchester High School, she was employed at Wausau Insurance Company in Wausau. She was united in marriage to Hugh J. Donovan on Sept. 1, 1951 at the Holway Lutheran Church in the Town of Holway.

In 1964, she and her husband started Marshfield Plumbing and Heating, Inc. She was secretary and Vice President. She also had a Bath Boutique Shop and retired in 1985. She belonged to several clubs and organizations in Marshfield.

Joyce is survived by her daughter, Debra (Rick) Davis of Marshfield; two grandchildren, Jason (Cassie) Davis of Menasha and Heather (Shawn) Olson of Marshfield; and three great-grandchildren, Alisha, Blayke and Bentley.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Hugh on Sep. 25, 2013.

Memorials may be designated in her name to the Marshfield Fire Department.

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