OSHKOSH—Helen “Joyce” Loker, age 89, passed away March 2, 2018. She was born in Oshkosh on Feb. 13, 1929, daughter of Albert and Helen Rolph. Joyce was wed to Lester Loker on Jan. 24, 1948, celebrating 61 years as a married couple. Joyce had many interests which included her family, cooking, gardening, painting ceramics, and volunteering. She is remembered for her humor, practical jokes, kindness, and unbridled humanity.
Joyce is survived by her children, Ron of Oshkosh, Mark (Nancy) of Stoughton, Terry (Paula) of Oshkosh, Dave of Rome, Wis.; Dan (Kim) of Kewaskum and Julie of Oshkosh; and beloved dog, Katie. Joyce had eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Dora Mae Rolph, Kathy (Dave) Kumbier and Sherry Wagner. She was preceded in death by husband, Lester; daughter, Pamela; parents; grandson, Eric Loker; brother, Lowell Rolph; and sisters, Marilyn Kloberdanz and Eileen Rolph.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at KWIATKOWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 425 Jefferson Ave., Omro, Wis., and also Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 730 Madison Ave., Omro. Interment will be in Omro Cemetery following services.
A memorial fund is being established in Joyce’s name.