Joyce E. Byrnes

Joyce E. Byrnes, 87 of Fond du Lac, died Monday, November 4, 2013 at Kindred Hearts. She was born in Fond du Lac on August 3, 1926 the daughter of Sidney and Nina M. Ottery Crofts. On June 21, 1947 she married Edward E. Byrnes at St. Michael’s Church in Dotyville. Joyce and her husband Edward owned and operated a dairy farm for 45 years retiring in 1985. She also had worked as a bookkeeper for Royal Crown Cola. She was a member for over 40 years at St. Michael’s Church, Dotyville and since 1985 a member of Holy Family Parish-Sacred Heart Church. Joyce was a volunteer in the Medical Imaging Department at St. Agnes Hospital many years. She enjoyed traveling to Arizona, baseball, playing sheep head and golf.

SURVIVORS: Joyce is survived by her husband, Edward E. Byrnes, Fond du Lac, a daughter Joan Byrnes, Fond du Lac, one son Robert S. (Barbara) Byrnes, Gilbert, AZ, four grandchildren, 

 Paul Byrnes, Kristine (Ryan) Schulze, Joseph Wilcox, Katie (Jim) Kreitzer, four great-grandchildren, Austin and Brady Schulze, Kaylee and Addison Wilcox. She is further survived by a son-in-law, Bob Wilcox, Fond du Lac, one sister Alice J. Morava, Williams Bay, WI and two brothers, Sidney G. Crofts, Minneapolis, MN, John (Annie) Crofts, Charleston, SC. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Jeanne Wilcox, one brother Robert Crofts and one sister Shirley Lenz.

VISITATION: The family will receive friends on Friday, November 8, 2013 from 10 to 11 AM at Holy Family Parish- Sacred Heart Church. FUNERAL: A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 11:00 A M Holy Family Parish- Sacred Heart

Church. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established in Joyce’s name.

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