Joyce L. Brukardt, 84, of Sheboygan, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and caregivers at her home early morning on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
Joyce was born on April 12, 1936, to Frank and Evelyn (Malwitz) Walczak in Antigo, Wisconsin. She graduated from Central High School with the class of 1954. After graduation, she was employed by Vollrath Company. On May 18, 1957, Joyce was married to Charles H. Brukardt in Sheboygan. After their wedding, they drove down to California on Route 66 for their honeymoon. Together, Joyce and Charles raised their only child, Randall, in Sheboygan. In 1963, Joyce and Charles bought Boneck Printing Inc., which they owned and operated together until 2000.
Joyce loved to bake, cook, knit, and was an excellent seamstress. Two of the things that Joyce devoted her life to were Christmas and travelling. Joyce and Chuck travelled to every state in the U.S., England, Mexico, and on a Caribbean cruise. They spent a lot of time in their motor home up in Door County. Joyce loved her cats, Snuggles and Sweetie-Pie.
Joyce will be missed by her husband of 63 years, Charles; son, Randall; sisters-in-law, Shirley (Don) Crips, and Gloria Walczak; nephews, David Walczak and Steven (Clarice) Walczak, and Peter and Michael Crips; many great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Joyce is preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Walczak; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles E. and Caroline Brukardt; niece, Debra Spangler; and Andrea Zewadaka.
A private memorial service will be held for Joyce on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The service will be livestreamed from Joyce’s obituary page on www.zimmerfuneralhome.com at 4:15 PM.
A public visitation will be held from 3:00-4:00 PM on February 17, 2021 at Zimmer-Westview Funeral Home. All COVID-19 guidelines will be followed, including mask wearing and social distancing.
Joyce’s family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to St. Nicholas Hospice and to her many in-home caregivers – Clarice Walczak, Terra Ardellini, Carol Foster-Curran, Gail Matenaer, Martha Yonke, Crystal Lindel, T. Higgs, Mary Unmuth, Tabitha Culver, Pat Durfee, Cindy Barnes, and Jane Richmond.