December 30, 1926 - April 15, 2021
Joyce E. Kraeplin, 94, of Beloit, WI., passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in her home. She was born on December 30, 1926, in Marshfield, WI., the daughter of Otto and Margaret (Oliver) Baumbach. Joyce was a 1944 graduate of Marshfield Senior High School. After graduating at the age of 17, she traveled to Washington D.C. where she was employed by the Naval Department for 9 months. She married Robert C. Kraeplin on August 17, 1947. He predeceased her in January, 1997. Joyce was formerly employed as a Legal Secretary for over 30 years at Grutzner, Byron, Holland and Vollmer Attorney Law Office. She was a member of Sun Valley Presbyterian Church, Beloit, WI., Joyce was a deacon, usher, Hands of Faith, Lydia Circle member and volunteered at rummage and bake sales at the church. Joyce was a member of Al-Anon for 40 years. She volunteered at the Rotary Gardens and tended the flower gardens. Joyce enjoyed being outside and gardening, was an avid year-round walker. She enjoyed swimming three times a week at the YMCA. She traveled all over the United States and abroad from 1986 to 2002 including Ireland twice. Joyce was a good baker and she loved helping out with her grandchildren when they were growing up. Survivors include her children, Michael Kraeplin of Beloit, WI., Patricia (Michael Bachaus) Woodworth of Whitewater, WI., and Timothy (Kathy) Kraeplin of Beloit, WI.; grandchildren, Nicholas (Ginnie Abdo) Woodworth, Alexander and Samuel Woodworth and Kyle Kraeplin; several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; other relatives, including Faith Abdo. Joyce was predeceased by her parents; infant daughter, Barbara Ann; infant brother, Keith Baumbach; two sisters, Marjorie Rogers and Eileen (Milton) Seehafer and aunt, Flora Purviance. A memorial service for Joyce will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in the Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Rd., Beloit, WI. with Pastor Dave Ewing and Ian Stirrat officiating. Visitation of remembrance will be from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service Thursday in the funeral home. Social distancing and face mask are required In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name will be established at a later date.
Joyce E. Kraeplin, 94, of Beloit, WI., passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in her home. She was born on December 30, 1926, in Marshfield, WI., the daughter of Otto and Margaret (Oliver) Baumbach. Joyce was a 1944 graduate of Marshfield... View Obituary & Service Information
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