We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Stahl Funeral Home
Joyce Woodruff, age 91, passed away on June 14, 2022 at the Courtyard of Oshkosh. Joyce was born March 9, 1931 the daughter of Lester and Edna (Gorske) Loehr in Fond du Lac, WI. Joyce grew up in North Fond du Lac, living with her mother and step father, Leroy Trotz. She graduated from NFDL High School in 1949. Joyce worked as a beautician until she was united in marriage on August 28, 1954 to her high school sweetheart, Watson B. Woodruff, who proceeded her in death on July 30, 2020. Watson served in the US Marine Corps, so Joyce lived on base at Camp Pendleton CA in the early years of their marriage. They returned to North Fond du Lac and Joyce was a homemaker for her three children. Watson and Joyce moved to Silver Lake in Wautoma in 1989 and enjoyed their retirement years at Silver Lake.
Joyce is survived by her children, Mark (Pamela) Woodruff, Jeffery (Susan) Woodruff, and Julie (Doug) Jahnke; seven grandchildren, Leah (Chad) Leonhardt, Andrew Woodruff, Matthew (Lauryn) Woodruff, Abbie (Stephanie Roberson) Woodruff, Nathan (Sarah) Woodruff, Jared Erdman, and Shannon Erdman. Four great grandchildren, Theo and Jonah Leonhardt, and Simon and Catie Woodruff. She is further survived by a sister, Carol (Hugh) Foy and an uncle, Charles Gorske, sister-in-law Judy Wallender, many nieces and nephews, and many special friends.
Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, parents, step father, sister Janet Stauber, brother-in-law Louis Stauber, and daughter-in-law Vickie Woodruff.
Joyce’s family thanks Dr. Budde and ThedaClark, the Courtyard of Oshkosh, and AseraCare Hospice for Joyce’s care.
Memorials can be directed to Christian Family Solutions (WLCFS), Winnebago Lutheran Academy, Wisconsin Lutheran College, or Peace Lutheran Church.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 11:00 am at Peace Lutheran Church, 335 W. Prairie St. Wautoma, WI 54982. Visitation will be held from 9:30 am until the time of services, with internment at 3:30 pm at Estabrooks Cemetery, Fond du Lac.