Joyce Zschernitz(1946 - 2014)

Zschernitz, Joyce M.

Joyce Marie Zschernitz, 67, died at the Aspirus Hospital, Wausau, January 15, 2014.

There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held for the family at a later date.

Joyce was born March 20th, 1946 to John and Christine (Reshel) Steponik. She married Larry Zschernitz, December 19, 1966. They lived in Neillsville, then moved to Wausau.

Joyce is survived by her husband Larry; sister, Betty Heider, Hancock, Wisconsin; and her brother, James (Barbara) Steponik, Junction City; brother-in-law Ralph Smercek, Greenwood; brothers and sisters-in-law Tom (Carolyn) Zschernitz, Neillsville, Gary (Margie) Zschernitz, Neillsville, Jayne (John) Perrine, Neillsville, Alan (Karen) Zschernitz, Marshfield, Terry Zschernitz, Neillsville, Joel (Darlene) Zschernitz, Neillsville, Melodie (Gary) Foster, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; nieces and nephews Peggy Heider, William Heider, James Steponik, Sandy Lewens, Ralph John, Jeffrey, Timothy and Jon Smercek, as well as numerous grand-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by infant son Joshua and son Scott; her parents John and Christine Steponik; brother John Steponik and sister Patricia Ann Smercek; father and mother-in-law, Louie and Genevieve Zschernitz; and brother-in-law William H. Heider.

Joyce enjoyed reading, embroidery, latch-hooking, nature and many trips to a variety of unique shops. Her special pets were dogs and birds. Joyce loved her family, enjoying time with them. Holidays were very special and happy days. She will be lovingly remembered with memories to cherish. We love you Joyce; forever.

Online condolences may be given at

Brainard Funeral Home-Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston is assisting the family.

Funeral Home

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center
5712 Memorial Court Weston, WI 54476

Published in Everest Herald from Jan. 19 to Jan. 24, 2014