Lloyd H. Joyal, November 2, 1932 - October 2, 2018

Lloyd H. Joyal
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Lloyd Harold Joyal, Jr., 85, of 617 East Grant Avenue, Eau Claire, died October 2, 2018, at Heritage Court Memory Care Facility. He was born November 2, 1932, in Chippewa Falls to Hazel Irene (Scovell) Joyal and Lloyd Harold Joyal, Sr. of Bloomer, Wisconsin. Lloyd graduated from Bloomer High School in 1950, Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire (B.S. Elementary Education) in 1954, University of Minnesota (M.A. Educational Administration) in 1961, and University of Wisconsin (Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction) in 1973.

He taught for 2 years at Frank Elementary School in Kenosha, 9 years at Boyd Elementary School in Eau Claire, and 27 years at UW-Eau Claire. He also taught in Japan and Sweden and introduced many Japanese and Swedish students to UW-Eau Claire programs. He retired in 1992 with the status of Professor Emeritus.

Lloyd was an Eau Claire School Board member for 9 years, and served on the Alumni Board at UWEC, including leading several homecoming parades with his 1968 Chrysler convertible. A Kiwanian, he served as President of the Noon Hour Kiwanis and as Lieutenant Governor for Kiwanis Division 20.

Lloyd married Yvonne Elva Severn on August 10, 1957, and had one son, Steven Lloyd. A member of First Congregational Church UCC, Lloyd sang in the choir and served on the Church Council. He was always a “people person” and in addition to teaching enjoyed flower gardening, reading, cooking, traveling, golfing, and photography.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers-in-law, and two sisters-in-law, and is survived by his wife Yvonne in Eau Claire, son Steven (Elisabeth) in West Allis, granddaughter Sarah in China, grandson Christopher (Melisa Atoyan) in New York, grandson Ian in New York, and grandson Andrew in Eau Claire, sister-in-law Beverly Severn in Chippewa Falls, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be directed to either the Joyal Music Scholarship Fund at UW-Eau Claire or to First Congregational Church UCC on 310 Broadway in Eau Claire, or to a memorial of your choice.

Funeral service will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 Broadway Street, Eau Claire, with Rev. Jeanny House officiating.  Visitation will take place at Hulke Family Funeral Home on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 4-7 pm and on Sunday at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery, Eau Claire at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com.

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  1. Rick Bolton October 13, 2018

    One of the most fortunate experiences of my life was the opportunity to have Mr. Joyal as my sixth-grade teacher in 1963, the year our family moved to Eau Claire. Although he had high expectations of his students, he was an excellent teacher who laid the foundation for many of our lives. Even now, 55 years later, classmates recall how he found ways to show each of us he cared. We’ll never forget his inspiration.

  2. Daniel Horner October 8, 2018

    Dear Yvonne and Family-I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Joyal. He was my professor, my friend, and my "American Dad". My children always fondly called him "Cute "Grandpa". He was my favorite professor, and I even had the honor and pleasure of working with him at UWEC during the summer programs for students from Japan.

  3. Dave Jagusch October 7, 2018

    So saddened to hear of the passing of your husband, father and grandfather. He was a very kind and gentle man. May you always have pleasant thoughts of your lives together. I will always remember how you kept your home and grounds so beautiful across the street from Grandma on Fairway St.

  4. Michael Stone October 7, 2018

    This is a sad time for so many people because Lloyd reached so many people in so many ways around the world. Yvonne, Steve, and the whole big family, we share your loss and know that your pain is so great.

  5. Nancy & Tony Schuster October 6, 2018

    Yvonne, please accept Tony’s an my deepest condolences. We will fondly remember Lloyd and especially his wonderful sense of humor. I enjoyed working with him as well. Though we cannot be there in person due to being out of country, you and your family are in our thoughts. Warmly, Nancy Schuster

  6. Larry Meyer October 5, 2018

    My sympathy goes out to the Joyal family. The Eau Claire paper was so right in saying Lloyd had "a heart for education" . . .a great educator indeed, a great person to be around, and a friend. His absence leaves a void.

  7. Pat White October 4, 2018

    My condolences to Yvonne, Steven and family. I do remember Lloyd and Yvonne at family gatherings in Necedah. I also enjoyed the reunion I had when I celebrated my 60th birthday. I had the chance to visit with Lloyd and Yvonne and get to know my cousins. Thank you for the memories. Pat White.

  8. Jane wollum hartman October 4, 2018

    I'm so sorry to hear of Mr Joyals passing. That is how I will always know him. My memories are he was a wonderful, soft spoke man. Loved a good laugh! I remember he and my dad teaching the 6th grade classes at Boyd school, and there "fun night" performances! Also being neighbors just around the corner for many years.. bless you all. Jane and family.

  9. Suzie Slota October 4, 2018

    I had the pleasure of meeting Lloyd when I worked for the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association 20 years ago. I am smiling now as I remember him driving his beautiful convertable in many Homecoming parades. Later our paths crossed through our mutual involvement in Kiwanis. I always appreciated his warm smiles and eagerness to help. My thoughts are with Yvonne, Steven and your whole family. May God rest his soul and grant you comfort as you mourn.

  10. Charles B White October 4, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember our picnics in Necedah during the 50's and 60's. Chuck and Judy Rose White

  11. Rebecca Mattson October 4, 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss. Lloyd was such a wonderful mentor and friend to me through Kiwanis. He helped charter our Robbins K-Kids Club. I also worked with Japanese teacher candidates that he mentioned over the years. So many wonderful memories. I will truly miss him.