She was born March 4, 1927 in the Township of Navarino, Shawano County, WI to Edward and Adela (Hoffman) Stueck. She attended grade school at Wolf River School and graduated from Clintonville High School in 1944. She worked at 4-Wheel Drive after graduating high school. She married Arthur Passehl on November 3, 1948 in Flagstaff, Arizona. He preceded her in death on September 12, 1995. Together they lived and raised their family in Manawa, WI where she was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. When she moved to Waupaca she was a member of Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church. She was a Nurse’s Aide at the Wisconsin Veterans Home for 22 years. She was a resident of Park Vista and then Bethany.
She is survived by her children: Robert (Tammy) Passehl, Manawa; Mae (Mike) Gettendorf, Amherst; Mark (Debra) Passehl, Appleton, and Mary Lu (Curt) Kiessling, Waupaca; grandchildren: Jenny Passehl and David Passehl, Travis Menadue and Tania (Chris Prybylski) Menadue, Jason Passehl and Kristen Passehl, Joe (Amber) Hansen, and Jamie Kuenzi; step-grandchildren: Matt Gettendorf, Nicole (Chad) Schimmelpfenning, and Claire Kiessling; great-grandchildren: Maverick Heins, Jenna Menadue, Masen Passehl, Kaitlyn Hansen, Joseph Hansen, Kourtney Hansen, Beau Hansen, Aliyah Hansen, Khloe and Sophia Kuenzi. Brother Joe (Jackie) Stueck, and sister, Judy (Don) Peterson and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Jim Stueck and Jack Stueck, sisters-in-law, Ione Stueck and Carol Stueck and son-in law John Menadue.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Shepherd of The Lakes Church. Pastor Dean Wheeler will officiate. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca from 4 until 7 p.m. and again at church on Saturday from 9:30 until the time of the service at 10:30 a.m. A burial will take place at the Riverside Cemetery in the spring.
The family would like to thank the staff of Park Vista and Bethany for all their care in the last few years of Joyce’s life.