Klinghagen, Joyce C.
Joyce C. Klinghagen (nee Spencer), 86, of Union Grove, passed away in the presence of her loving family on November 5, 2011 at Kenosha Memorial Hospital. She was born September 28, 1925 in Kenosha, WI to William and Emily (nee Dielman) Spencer. She graduated from Union Grove High School and was proud to have served as the school “bell” by playing the piano in between classes. Joyce married Stanley Klinghagen on August 17, 1946 at the Union Grove United Methodist Church. Together they raised two children and spent 45 wonderful years together until Stanley passed away in 1991. Joyce had several careers in her life including working at the ASCS office for a number of years and working for Bardon Rubber and American Motors. She was best known for working for 50 years at The Hair Shoppe (Gergens Beauty Shop) where she was manager for 30 years. Joyce was proud to be one of the founding members of the Union Grove Food Bank where she volunteered for 25 years. Joyce was an active member of the Union Grove United Methodist Church, singing in the choir and playing piano for church services and working on several committees and fund raisers. Joyce and Stanley spent many summer weekends up North with their children at Pine Lake and attended the Wild Rose Methodist Church. Joyce is survived by her children, Trudy (Paul) Yutka and Rick (Deborah) Klinghagen, her grandchildren, Chad Yutka (Jenny Vite) and Brett (Laurie) Yutka, and her great-grandchildren, Rocco and Bo Yutka. Joyce is also survived by her sister-in-law, Margaret (Bill) Brandt and many beloved nieces and nephews. Joyce was preceded in death by her siblings, Harvey (Betty) Spencer and Earl (Rose) Spencer. The visitation will be held at the Union Grove United Methodist Church today, Thursday, November 10 from 12 noon until 2:00 pm. The funeral service will begin at 2:00 with burial at the Union Grove Memorial Cemetery immediately following.