Obit: Baxter, Joyce A. (1928 - 2005)
Contact: Ken Wood

Surnames: Baxter, Krueger, Jacoby, Genke, Kloehn, Krause, Kacer, Mellenthin, Paszkiewicz, Voight, Jackson, Gehrke, Kellner, Bolen

----Source: Marshfield News Herald, Marshfield, Wood Co., WI, Mon., 11 July 2005

Baxter, Joyce A. (23 Dec. 1928 - 8 July 2005)

Joyce M. Baxter, 76, 506 W. Sixth St., Marshfield, died Fri. evening, July 8, 2005, at Saint Joseph's Palliative Care, Marshfield, where she was admitted on May 17, 2005.


Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Wed., July 13, 2005, at Christ Lutheran Church, in Marshfield. The Rev. Mark A. Krueger will officiate. Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery in Marshfield, and serving as pallbearers will be Josh, Joel and Adam Krause, Bob Genke,  James Jacoby Jr., and Kevin Jacoby. Zachary Genke and David Kloehn will serve as honorary pallbearers.


The visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tues. at Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. until service time Wed. at Christ Lutheran Church. An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. Tues. at the funeral home.


Joyce was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Kenosha, the daughter of Fred and Elizabeth (Oertel) Jacoby. At the age of three she moved to the town of Green Valley with her parents. She attended elementary school in the Town of Green Valley and also Marshfield High School. She married Mitchell A. Kacer in November 1949 in Milwaukee. He died in 1974. She then married Emerald C. “Pete” Baxter in October 1978 and he died on March 1, 1994.

Joyce had been employed at Allen-Bradley in Milwaukee and then at Weyerhaeuser in Marshfield until her retirement. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, its Ladies Aid, The Everett Chapter No. 95 Order of the Eastern Star and the Marshfield Auxiliary Shriner’s Hospital.


She is survived by her children, Karen J. (Dennis) Mellenthin of Marshfield, Mitchell V. (Betty) Kacer of Spencer and Carla R. (Bruce) Paszkiewicz of Neillsville. She is also survived by grandchildren, Renee L. (Bob) Genke, Joshua A. Krause, Joel H. Krause and Ada P. Krause; great-grandchildren Zachary Genke and Braden Voight; and two step-grandchildren David Kloehn and Dee Ann Voight. She is further survived by her sisters, Charlotte (Lee) Jackson of Spencer, Arlene (Orin) Gehrke of Zephyr Hills, Fla., brothers, James (Mary) Jacoby of Irma, Robert Kellner of Marshfield, George (Donna) Kellner of Marshfield; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Jacoby of Kenosha.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, a brother, Harold Jacoby, a sister-in-law, Nancy Kellner and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Leta and Merlin Bolen.

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