Josephine "Joy" Wurster

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Josephine "Joy" Wurster 1927—2018
Josephine "Joy" Wurster, 91, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the Lena Living Center, surrounded by her family. She was born April 21, 1927, in Freeport, IL to Elsie Lincoln. She was married to Burdette Thomasson the father of her children, and then married William Wurster on February 28, 1976, and they were married for 25 years. She was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elizabeth. Joy was a trustee for the Elizabeth Township from 2001 to 2017. She was known for her "Joy" to the world cakes. She enjoyed baking and took pride in her wedding cakes and catering. She is survived by 4 children, Judith (Larry) Buchenau of Lena, IL, Steven (Mary Ann) Thomasson of Elizabeth, IL, Richard (Kara) Thomasson of Lena, IL and Mary (John) Steele of Elizabeth, IL; 10 grandchildren, Amy Buchenau, Beth Rich, Dan Buchenau, Jason Thomasson, Joel Thomasson, Shauna Lewis, Eric Thomasson, Jeff Steele, Matt Steele, Mollie Steele; 6 great–grandchildren; and brother, Carl (Roxanna) Pinnow of Naperville, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, William on February 26, 2001.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Elizabeth, with visitation from 9 a.m. to time of service. Officiating will be Pastor Dan Marggraf. Interment will be at Elizabeth Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in her name. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Published in The Journal-Standard from Sept. 5 to Sept. 7, 2018
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