Joyce (Stranz) Pittier
Joyce was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1932 and passed away on September 18, 2021, at home surrounded by her family who were holding her hands. She is currently sleeping with hope of the resurrection she believed in as a member of the Wisconsin Rapids Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Joyce never waivered in her faith and frequently shared truths from the Holy Scriptures.
Joyce worked hard to provide for herself and her children after divorcing Ellsworth Heath in 1965. She took house cleaning jobs, and later began doing accounting work for Lansing Community College to provide for her family. She married Eugene Wenserski in 1969 and enjoyed being a stay-at-home wife and mother until returning to the workforce with the USDA Soil Conservation Service in the Wisconsin Rapids office, where she loved talking with, and helping the farmers. She was always excited to see fields of corn, and farmland. Joyce worked for the USDA until her retirement.
Joyce loved taking her truck and camper and heading to Chequamegon National Forest. One time having her granddaughter and herself dress up as men as they were traveling alone. She was at home there, being able to watch birds and the wildlife. Joyce loved being in the woods, especially in the fall with the colors of the leaves, and an apple in her pocket. She also enjoyed crocheting afghans that she gave to several people over the years.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents: Joseph and Mildred Stranz; brothers: Donald, Warren, and Calvin; sisters in law: Marylou and Ann Stranz; and the love of her life, her precious husband Eugene Wenserski.
Joyce is survived by her Husband: Raymond Pittier; son: George Heath; daughter: Cherie Sampson; grandchildren: Cherity Ysquierdo, who was able to help care for her gramma the last few weeks of life, Emily Heath-Andrews, Cheyanne Sampson, Joe Heath, Jordan Lasley, Timothy Rybarczyk, who was like a son to her, and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and thousands of spiritual Brothers and Sisters.
At Joyce’s request there will be no public services, or memorial. All that knew and loved Joyce please share a moment of thought and prayer of Jehovah’s coming new order. Take some time to remember her warm and giving spirit.
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