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Joyce Iris Geske

June 16, 1933 ~ December 26, 2021 (age 88)

Obituary

Joyce Iris Geske died Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.

Joyce was born June 16, 1933 to Walter and Lenora Knuth. She grew up on her family’s farm in Ludington, WI.  She was a graduate from Cadott High School in 1951. She married Raymond Geske August 16, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church in the Town of Seymour, WI. They lived together in her present home, where they raised their 3 children.

She worked for Northern States Power, Equity and then the Eau Claire School District for over 25 years. She loved growing flowers and having a large vegetable garden every year. She was an avid cook and enjoyed baking, never buying store bought bread. The only cookies allowed from the store were Fig Newtons.

Joyce and Raymond enjoyed hosting many years of family Christmas’s and Thanksgivings. She always liked having everyone under one roof together. She loved all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and spent countless weekends and summers with them.

Joyce was a person of strong faith, and was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, in Eau Claire.

She is survived by her daughter, Roxanne and her husband Edward Pritchard, grandchildren Ross (Jenny) Geske, Amy (Tom) Holzhauer,Chase Geske, Amanda Rosenthal, Markie Geske, and Brother David (Cheryl) Knuth, 11 Great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her brother Alvin, daughter Mary Weber, Son Mark, and her husband Raymond.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 1915 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701, with visitation prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Pastor Jeff Kazmierski will be officiating.  Inurnment will be held at a later date.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hulke Family Funeral Home, 3209 Rudolph Rd., Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Friends and family may offer online condolences at www.hulke familyfh.com.  Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Rd., Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting with the arrangement.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 4, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services
3209 Rudolph Road
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Visitation
Wednesday
January 5, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Matthew Luthera Church
1915 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 5, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Matthew Luthera Church
1915 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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