Joyce Elaine Fritz, age 91, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away on February 10, 2018 at Aspirus-Riverview Hospital.
Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. Rev. Mary Lou Plummer will officiate. Burial will take place at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, February 16, 2018 and from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service on Saturday, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhome.net.
Joyce was born on October 29, 1926 in Wisconsin Rapids to Rexford and Irma (Wells) Fluno. She graduated from Lincoln High School. Joyce was an active life-long member of the Wisconsin Rapids Moravian Church. She married Kenneth Fritz on May 9, 1945 in Tucson, AZ and they were blessed with 63 years of marriage, until his death on July 10, 2008.
She worked as a nursing aid at Riverview Hospital from April 22, 1961 to December 14, 1991. After her retirement, Joyce continued her commitment to her fellow man, by volunteering at Riverview. She loved to knit mittens and sweaters, often surprising family and friends with these special treasures. Joyce was a Packer Backer and followed Wisconsin Badgers football, especially being entertained by the marching band. Joyce and Ken enjoyed going on several cruises with their special friends, Herb and Anita Hager. Her love of Christ was continually reinforced at her weekly Bible study group, hosted by her sister-in-Christ, Jean Covey. Joyce loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a “cool” grandma who is loved and will be deeply missed.
Joyce is survived by her children: Michael (Ursula) Fritz of Odessa, Florida, David (Rose) Fritz of Richfield, Kristi (David) Glodoski of Wisconsin Rapids, and Tammie (Michael) Schultheis of Spartanburg, South Carolina; grandchildren: Andrea (Eric) Fritz-Kraus and Damien (Cansu) Fritz both of Tampa, Florida, Joshua (Melissa) Glodoski of Plainfield, Matthew Glodoski of Wisconsin Rapids, Kaitlin (Michael) Braun of Mayville, Zakery Fritz of Richfield, Sara Schultheis and Nicholas Schultheis both of Spartanburg, South Carolina; great-grandchildren: Ellie Glodoski, Karlie Glodoski, Keelie Glodoski, Mason Glodoski, Jackson Glodoski, Adaline Fritz, and Aubree Fritz; siblings: Joan Maier of Chelsea, Michigan, Jack (Patricia) Fluno of Wisconsin Rapids, and Jere (Anne) Fluno of Lake Forest, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Rexford Fluno; sister, Jacqueline Fluno; sister-in-law, Helen Fluno; and brother-in-law, Walter Maier.
Memorials may be given to the Wisconsin Rapids Moravian Church. The Herman-Taylor Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family.