Joyce Osika Villanueva, passed away May 17, 2014. She was born May 28, 1960 in Gary, IN to Henry E. and Arlene (Metsch) Osika Sr. Joyce is survived by her sons, David (Ashley) Villanueva of Nebraska, Phillip Villanueva of Tennessee and Jeremy Arciniega of Muncie, IN; 5 grandchildren and 1 due in July; her mother, Arlene Madej of Portage; brothers, Henry (Nancy) Osika Jr. of Hebron, IN, Daniel (Jan) Osika of Hobart, IN, Joe (Melissa) Osika of Valparaiso, IN, Larry (Jan) Osika of Wanatah, IN and Michell Osika of Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Victoria (Dean) Dominic of Valparaiso, IN and Marian (Dan) Cavanaugh of Hebron, IN; step sister, Dorothy Madej of Gary, IN and many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Henry E. Osika Sr., step father, Adam Madej, grandparents, Stanley and Jennie Osika and Walter and Edith Metsch. Joyce graduated from Lew Wallace High School Class of 1978. She worked as a dispatcher for Nipsco for 25 years. She was a very loving and caring person, she adored her grandchildren and was looking forward to her new one. She also loved her cats. Joyce was an angel on earth and now is one of Gods special angels. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. Joyce's favorite saying was "It is what it is" Rest in Peace Joyce, Momma loves you! Funeral Services for Joyce will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 10:00 am with Pastor David Buche officiating at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 22nd, from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment of cremains will be held at a later date at Heritage Cemetery in Portage, IN. Online condolences to the family may be made at


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Published in The Times on May 22, 2014