Joyce Feldmann

Joyce Feldmann, 91, went peacefully to the Lord on June 12, 2020 at The Waterford in Plymouth.

She was born Aug. 14, 1928 in Kiel, daughter to the late George Jr. and Eleanor (Becker) Schmahl.

On Feb. 10, 1945 she married Robert Feldmann. The couple raised five children and lived most of their lives in Elkhart Lake. He preceded her in death on May 24, 2020.

Joyce worked at Tecumseh Products in New Holstein until her retirement. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Elkhart Lake and the Christian Mothers Society. She belonged to the Red Hatters, Crystal Lake Golf League, and local bowling leagues.

Joyce’s hobbies included quilting, painting ceramics, crafting, baking, and moped adventures. She enjoyed traveling to many states including Egypt and zip lined for the first time when she was 86 years old.

She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and would happily babysit, bake, and give her time to all of them. Joyce loved collecting Snow Babies and had a great collection of ceramic Santas that she hand painted.

Survivors include two sons, Roger (Mary Sue) of Wauwatosa and Keith (Sue) of Frisco, Colorado; three daughters, Kathy (Frank) Seil of Plymouth, Janice Knecht of Plymouth, and Carol (Andrew) Perl of Elkhart Lake; 10 grandchildren, Deborah (Steve) Massmann, Scott (Leigh) Feldmann, Lisa (Jeffrey) Prust, Bradley (Holly) Knecht, Jessica Knecht (special friend Pat Brown), Melissa (Jacob) Kowalski, Bryan (Maria) Perl, Jason (Sarah) Perl, Anthony Feldmann (fiancée Anika McEwan), and Evan Feldmann; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Sharon Schmahl of Plymouth and Violet Brabender of Port Washington.

She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Robert; her parents, George Jr. and Eleanor Schmahl; son-in-law Daniel Knecht; sisters Priscilla (LeRoy) Grossheim, Valeria (Fritz) Buechel, and Lorraine (Lloyd) Korb; brother LeRoy Schmahl; brothers-in-law Julius (Olga) Feldmann, Vernon Brabender, and Raymond Grosssheim; and sister-in-law Marceline (Delmar) Odekirk.

A visitation that will be open to the public with social distancing and health safety practices will take place on Wednesday, June 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth.

Joyce will be laid to rest in the St. Thomas Aquinas North Cemetery in Elkhart Lake.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Joyce’s name for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is assisting the family. To leave online condolences, please visit

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staffs of The Waterford at Plymouth and Preceptor Home and Health Hospice for the wonderful care given to their mother.

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