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Joyce Barbara Kraft

June 8, 1946 — April 29, 2024

Appleton

Joyce Kraft (nee Jerz) of Chicago, IL, passed away on April 29, 2024, in Appleton, WI, at the age of 77. She was born on June 8, 1946, in Chicago, IL, to Raymond and Irene Jerz.

Joyce will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her children: Kevin (Terri) Kraft, Karen (Michael) Bendel, and Kimberly (Joseph) Novotny.  She was a cherished grandmother to Matthew, Daniel, Nathan, Andrew, Ryan, and William. Joyce is also survived by her sister, Carol Juergens (John), and her niece and nephew, Jamie and John. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Irene Jerz.

A private family service to honor and celebrate Joyce's life will be held at a later date. 

Joyce's kindness, love, and warm spirit will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew her. Her quiet presence and unwavering support have helped shaped her families’ lives, leaving an indelible mark on all who knew her. Joyce’s legacy of resilience and tenacity will continue to inspire us all. Though she may have departed this world, her spirit will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace.



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