Hitzke, Joyce M.
Joyce Mae Hitzke was born April 21, 1937 in the Town of Harrison near Iola, to the late Theodore and Leona (Fietzer) Loken. She was united in marriage to Norman Hitzke on August 20, 1955 at Hitterdahl Lutheran Church, Iola. Over the years, Joyce worked for Schultz Brothers, Hanson Glove Factory, and Pries Apparel. Joyce was blessed with two daughters, Jodi and Marsha. In 1972, the family moved to the Hitzke home farm where Joyce stayed busy helping with field work, maintaining the garden, and upkeep on their large yard. Joyce was a long-time member of Christus Lutheran Church, Clintonville, where she helped often with meals and salad luncheons. Time spent with family was something which Joyce cherished most; she was always thought of by her family as a wonderful, selfless mother and grandmother. Joyce will always be remembered by friends and family for her bright, loving smile.
Survivors include: daughters, Jodi (Duane) Boyer, Clintonville and Marsha (John) Christoph, Iola; grandchildren: Tyler and Zach Boyer, Clintonville and Alexa Christoph, Iola; sisters, Judy (Dennis) Biedermann, Iola and Mae Lou Loken, Texas; brother, Ken Loken, Clintonville; and sister-in-law, Mary Loken, Clintonville. Also numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman; a brother, Gene Loken; sisters-in-law, Joyce Lozier, June (Kenneth) Wege, and Dorothy (Joe “Bud”) Daley.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Christus Lutheran Church, Clintonville with the Rev. Brian Crocker officiating. Interment to follow at Graceland Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends may call on Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville is assisting her family with the arrangements. An online guestbook is available at eberhardtstevenson.com.
The family would also like to thank all of the staff at Kindred Hearts, as well as Dawn, Erin, and Jen with Compassus Hospice for all of the loving care shown to Joyce.