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Joyce L. Ziemer

De Pere – Joyce L. (Schlintz) Ziemer, 87, went to her heavenly home on February 8, 2022, surrounded by her children. Joyce was born in Appleton on March 9, 1934, to Gertrude and Ewald Griep. Sadly, her father passed away before she was born. As a young child her mother met and married Harvey Schlintz who raised her as his own and became the only father she knew. Joyce married Forrest Ziemer on August 31, 1952. She and Forrest spent 66 years together prior to Forrest’s passing on November 21, 2018.

Joyce’s faith and her family always came first in her life, but she was still able to find the time to enjoy many interests and talents the good Lord blessed her with. Her love of animals was apparent to anyone who knew her. She had dogs, cats, birds, and horses throughout her life. Even the tiniest of creatures benefitted from her kindness as shown by her insistence of scooping out and saving any insect that made their way into the swim pool in her back yard. She studied ballet at the Makaroff School of Ballet and the Green Bay Ballet Co., she figure skated with the Green Bay Figure Skating club, she was an excellent seamstress, she knitted, did needlepoint and cross stitch, she was a woodcarver who received recognition for her work, and she was quite the cook! One of her favorite places to be later in life was with her horse, Fancy, at the barn. If she was not home with her hubby, you would probably find her at the barn, cleaning out stalls and loving all the animals who lived there.

Everyone who really knew Joyce knew she was an extremely kind, loving, gentle and peaceful person and that she loved her family very much. She is survived by her children: Antoinette “Toni” (Jeff) Anderson, Renee (Dan) Rovinski, Michelle (Gary) Johnson and Paul (Tina) Ziemer; her grandchildren: Tyler (Robin) Rovinski, Erin (Dennis Staeven) Rovinski, Lacey Anderson, Kelsey (Peter) Froelich, Sarah (Jacob) Zietlow, David Ziemer, Matthew Ziemer and Ana Johnson; eight great grandchildren: Owen, Sydney, Jake, Josie, Eden, Denny, Arla and Joshua; her sisters-in-law: Ramona Vandenburg, Elaine Ziemer, Anne Clark, Kathy Ziemer; brothers-in-law: Jim Ziemer and Tom Bero; and a connector to numerous other family and friends.

The family wishes to offer a very special thank you for the exceptional care and compassion shown to Joyce and her family by Traci, Krystal and Josh from Heartland Hospice and also the care team at Sage Meadow Assisted Living.

Please join us in celebrating Joyce’s journey home at 11:00 am Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Green Bay, with Pastor Scott Malme officiating. Relatives and friends may greet the family from 9:30 am until 10:45 am at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Green Bay. Joyce will be laid to rest at Zion Rest Cemetery, Gresham at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family by visiting www.lyndahl.com

Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.

Posted online on February 10, 2022

Published in Green Bay Press Gazette

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Obituaries in Green Bay, WI | Green Bay Press-Gazette

Joyce L. Ziemer

De Pere – Joyce L. (Schlintz) Ziemer, 87, went to her heavenly home on February 8, 2022, surrounded by her children. Joyce was born in Appleton on March 9, 1934, to Gertrude and Ewald Griep. Sadly, her father passed away before she was born. As a young child her mother met and married Harvey Schlintz who raised her as his own and became the only father she knew. Joyce married Forrest Ziemer on August 31, 1952. She and Forrest spent 66 years together prior to Forrest’s passing on November 21, 2018.

Joyce’s faith and her family always came first in her life, but she was still able to find the time to enjoy many interests and talents the good Lord blessed her with. Her love of animals was apparent to anyone who knew her. She had dogs, cats, birds, and horses throughout her life. Even the tiniest of creatures benefitted from her kindness as shown by her insistence of scooping out and saving any insect that made their way into the swim pool in her back yard. She studied ballet at the Makaroff School of Ballet and the Green Bay Ballet Co., she figure skated with the Green Bay Figure Skating club, she was an excellent seamstress, she knitted, did needlepoint and cross stitch, she was a woodcarver who received recognition for her work, and she was quite the cook! One of her favorite places to be later in life was with her horse, Fancy, at the barn. If she was not home with her hubby, you would probably find her at the barn, cleaning out stalls and loving all the animals who lived there.

Everyone who really knew Joyce knew she was an extremely kind, loving, gentle and peaceful person and that she loved her family very much. She is survived by her children: Antoinette “Toni” (Jeff) Anderson, Renee (Dan) Rovinski, Michelle (Gary) Johnson and Paul (Tina) Ziemer; her grandchildren: Tyler (Robin) Rovinski, Erin (Dennis Staeven) Rovinski, Lacey Anderson, Kelsey (Peter) Froelich, Sarah (Jacob) Zietlow, David Ziemer, Matthew Ziemer and Ana Johnson; eight great grandchildren: Owen, Sydney, Jake, Josie, Eden, Denny, Arla and Joshua; her sisters-in-law: Ramona Vandenburg, Elaine Ziemer, Anne Clark, Kathy Ziemer; brothers-in-law: Jim Ziemer and Tom Bero; and a connector to numerous other family and friends.

The family wishes to offer a very special thank you for the exceptional care and compassion shown to Joyce and her family by Traci, Krystal and Josh from Heartland Hospice and also the care team at Sage Meadow Assisted Living.

Please join us in celebrating Joyce’s journey home at 11:00 am Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Green Bay, with Pastor Scott Malme officiating. Relatives and friends may greet the family from 9:30 am until 10:45 am at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Green Bay. Joyce will be laid to rest at Zion Rest Cemetery, Gresham at a later date.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family by visiting www.lyndahl.com

Lyndahl Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.

Posted online on February 10, 2022

Published in Green Bay Press Gazette