Joyce Rose Hauser, 89, of Chilton died on May 28, 2020 at Homestead Care Center in New Holstein.
She was born Aug. 19, 1930 in the town of Franklin, Kewaunee County, a daughter of the late William and Catherine (Schoenung) Bolz. She married David Hauser on Sept. 6, 1950 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Chilton, now known as Good Shepherd Parish. David preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1991.
Joyce graduated from Hilbert High School in 1948. She worked 32 years in quality control at Aluminum Specialty, later known as the Foley Company. She was a member of Good Shepherd Parish and belonged to the Christian Women Society. She was a member of the Perpetual Adoration since its beginning and she belonged to the bereavement committee. After retirement she enjoyed golfing with her friends, she helped with school lunches at Chilton Area Catholic School, and she helped serve meals for senior citizens once a week.
Joyce is survived by her children, Mike (Rose) Hauser of Chilton, Sandy (Roger) Koepke of Chilton, and Daniel Hauser of Chilton; grandchildren Nick Hauser of Chilton, Beth (Nick) Dodge of River Falls, Brian (Cori) Hauser of Rochester, Minnesota, Ryan (Savanna) Koepke of Darboy, and Lauren (Shawn) Schmidt of Chilton; great-grandchildren who she loved and adored, Kaylee and Brayden Dodge of River Falls, Caleb and Noah Schmidt of Chilton, and Amelia Koepke of Darboy; sisters-in-law Viola Bolz and Marie Hauser; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, David; an infant son; her parents, William and Catherine Bolz; brothers William (Armella) Bolz, Gilbert (Helen) Bolz, Nicholas Bolz, and Alois Bolz; sisters Lucille (Edward) Bittner, Josephine (Frank) Valenta, and Margaret (Lester) Reedy; daughter-in-law Janet Hauser; and a brother-in-law, Charles Kane.
A funeral service is set for 11 a.m. on Friday, June 5 at Wieting Family Funeral Home, 411 W. Main St., Chilton. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 4 at the funeral home, and again from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the funeral home on the day of service. Burial will take place at the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Chilton. A vigil prayer service will be held following the visitation on Thursday evening.