Joyce Ann Zehren

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Joyce Ann Zehren

Joyce Ann Zehren (Bell) (Schneider), age 76, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2013 at the Valley VNA in Neenah after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Born to the late George and Leona (Parish) Bell from Fond du Lac, she worked in several area nursing homes. Joyce is survived by three children: George "Butch" (Shelly) Schneider of Neenah, Greg Schneider of Neenah, and Gwen Schneider of Deerfield, four step children: Roger (Tammy) Zehren of Appleton, Laurie (Kelly) Mertz of Neenah, Julie (Phil) Metcher of Kaukauna, and Blue "Eugene" (Karah) Zehren of Neenah. She also leaves 11 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Joyce is also survived by a brother Bill Bell of Fond du Lac, a sister Pat Allen of Texas and a sister-in-law Shirley Bell of Fond du Lac. She was preceded in death by husband Lealand Zehren, her parents, a son Geoff in 1995, five brothers, and a sister.

A memorial service for Joyce will be held at 2:30 PM on Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Star of Hope Chapel at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Rev. Martin Ruge will officiate. Online condolences may be offered at

Special thanks to the folks at Hearthside, Century Oaks, Heartland Hospice (thanks to Mike) and the Valley VNA who worked with Joyce on her journey through Alzheimer's. Joyce cherished her time with the Genesis Club and those who helped her in her life's journey and allowed her to help them in theirs.


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Appleton, WI 54911
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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Mar. 28 to Apr. 2, 2013
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