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Kielman, Joyce

Joyce Audrey Kielman, 95, formerly of Bowler, died on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Wisconsin Veteran Home in King.

Joyce was born on July 22, 1928, in the town of Hutchins, the daughter of Wilbert and Gena (Pollock) Clauss. On November 10, 1951, Joyce was united in marriage to Royal Kielman in Waukesha. He preceded her in death on September 30, 2012.

Royal and Joyce owned and operated Kielman’s Service Station in Bowler for over 30 years. Joyce was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bowler, where she cleaned the church and was a member of the Altar Guild. She often volunteered in Bowler for elections, the legion and would help make food for the fish and game club. Joyce enjoyed being outside working in her flower and vegetable garden. She would often can the vegetables she grew. Joyce loved spending time with her family.

Joyce is survived by three children, Patti (Bob) Leiskau of Waupaca, Vicki Kielman of Wausau, and Jon Kielman of Rothschild; special friend, Debbie Ostrander; two grandchildren, Bobbie (Bill Johnson) Wentzel and Susan (Seth) Swaii; six great-grandchildren, Isaiah Wentzel, Miriam Wentzel, Ethan (Jasper) Swaii, Kibby Swaii, Ruby Swaii and Ean Swaii; one great-great-grandchild, Rowan Swaii; sisters-in-law, Shirley Clauss and Lois Kielman and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four sisters, Marion Wickman, Lillian Wickman, Margaret Vaughn and Doris Allen; one brother, Russell Clauss and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM, on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg. Rev. Clifford Kessen will officiate. Visitation will be on Saturday, from 9 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. A private family burial will be in St. Paul Riverside Cemetery in the town of Almon, at a later date.

Memories and messages of support may be shared at schmidtschulta.com

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