Joy L. Siekert
1934 - 2021
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Joy L. Siekert

Wisconsin Rapids - Joy L. Siekert of Wisconsin Rapids died peacefully at her home on February 13, 2021 at the age of 86 with family by her side.

A funeral for Joy will be held Saturday, March 20, 2021 at noon at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sigel with the Reverend Ryan Anderson officiating. Visitation will be held at the church, beginning at 10:00am until the time of service.

Joy was born May 7, 1934 in Wisconsin Rapids to Emil W. and Minnie M. (Wendt) Ehlert. She attended Immanuel Lutheran School and Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids. After graduation from high school she earned her pediatric nursing degree from Augustana Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, IL. Upon graduation, Joy worked as an obstetric nurse in Wisconsin Rapids for four years. On November 9, 1957 she was united in marriage to Leonard R. Siekert at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids.

Joy was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sigel, and had served as a church secretary, choir member, and Sunday school teacher. She was also a coordinator for Franklin Graham's shoe box ministry, Samaritan's Purse, for many years.

Joy enjoyed knitting, woodworking, wood burning, wood carving, painting, and was an active member of the Golden Brushes painting group and the Wisconsin River Woodcarvers. She loved spending time with family, tending her many flower gardens, and feeding the birds.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Leonard R. Siekert in 2008; her parents; her brother Laird Ehlert; sister Ardelle (Ehlert) Bloedel; brother David Ehlert; and son-in-law Roy Kinnunen.

She is survived by her brother Emil (Betty) Ehlert, Jr. of Wisconsin Rapids; and her children, Laurie (Cliff) Johnson of Spencer, Dan (Keri) Siekert of Wisconsin Rapids, John (Dorothy) Siekert of DePere, Paul Siekert of Wisconsin Rapids, and Beth Kinnunen of Wisconsin Rapids. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Sarah, Rachel, and Christopher Johnson; Kaitlyn and Megan Siekert; Christian (Sarah) and Michaella Siekert; and Ty Siekert.

In lieu of flowers, the family will give memorials to Joy's favorite charities in her memory.

Herman-Taylor Funeral Home, Wisconsin Rapids, is honored to be assisting the family.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune from Feb. 17 to Feb. 19, 2021.
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February 22, 2021
Joy will be deeply missed. Her humor and her deep faith made her a "Joy" to be around. We shared many laughs in Ladies Aid and Bible Study especially when she would wear her "Deal with it" shirt.
May God give each of you His comfort, peace and hope through this difficult time.
Doug, Kathy, Rebecca and Holly (Mjelde) Pechinski
February 19, 2021
To the Family and Friends of Joy! I am so beyond sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to you all. Joy will be missed! Joy was such a sweetheart! I will keep sharing my memories of Joy. Church won't be the same! I remember when I got married 5 years ago at Trinity she made sure she saw my husband and I got married. When she found out I had baby, she always asked my daughter's godmother, to see pictures and asked if we were going back to church, so Joy could meet my daughter. Sadly, that will won't happen but we have a beautiful angel watching over us.

Sending love and hugs

Saint Johns Lutheran Church
Jaime (Linzmeier) Robinson
February 19, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Audrey Wittenberg
February 18, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Joy was one of the nicest people I know. She was a great neighbor and mentor to my girls back in the day when we were neighbors. God used her to touch the lives of a lot people!
Gail Hancock
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