Saturday, September 22, 2018


Joyce Hammerstad

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Joyce (Stuber) Hammerstad passed away July 9, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born January 7, 1941 to Stanford and Gena Stuber, and grew up in a little town just outside of Eau Claire named Allen, graduated from Osseo High School, married Larry Hammerstad and worked as an LPN for many years. She then moved her focus to In-Home care for children of all ages; many of those children have remained in her life throughout their adult lives.

Joyce lived for her kids, grandkids and friends. She was a caretaker and champion to all, stranger to none. She enjoyed camping, bingo, gambling, cribbage, playing cards and loved spending time with her family. She always said that her dream was for her kids to live next to her and each other, although we aren’t next to each other we are at least all in the same state!

She is survived by a son Allen (Christine) of Appleton, and 2 daughters Sheryl (Alan) Moen of New Auburn and Lisa (Erik) Elliott of Lake Hallie. She has 4 precious grandchildren Ashley, Travis, Eve and Neal, and 5 great grandchildren Azariah, Sofi, Tait, Haylee and Madison.

She is also survived by 3 sisters, Donna (Gerald) Myren, Marlene (Daryl) Schlesser, and Sandra (Jerry) Vetterkind, 2 brothers Warren (Karen) Stuber and Dale (Barbara) Stuber and a very dear sister-in-law Paula Norelius. She is survived by Brenda (John) Emerson of Blair and their 2 daughters Danielle and Alexandra who she thought of as her extended family, a very special friend Larry Hammerstad and several nieces and nephews.

Her parents Stanford and Gena Stuber and her brother Norman preceded Joyce in death.

Our Mother’s wishes were to be cremated and remembered as she was. In lieu of flowers or monetary gifts, her family requests that donations be made to a local food pantry to pass on her legacy of helping those in need. The family will have a celebration of life for Joyce at Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls, July 22nd from 12 to 3 p.m. in the Activity Building. The Activity Building is next to the Main Pavilion across from the duck pond. Mom would want us to dress casual to enjoy the park and zoo environment just as she did.

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