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Joyce D. Christjohn

Joyce D. Christjohn, 79, of Oneida, passed away July 7, 2019, at her home.

She was born Nov. 15, 1939, in Birnamwood, the youngest of 14 children born to the late Edwin and Adele (Larson) Matson. On Oct. 19, 1974, she married Ronald Christjohn in Tigerton. He survives.

Joyce had many interests, including trips to Door County, treasure hunting at rummage sales or attending her church bible classes. She was an avid Brewers fan. She loved her dogs, coffee and music, especially Elvis, the Bee Gees and Tanya Tucker.

Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Ronald, of Oneida; 10 children, Eric Erickson, of Two Rivers, Sue (Rocky) Kauffman, of Seymour, Lee (Pam) Christjohn, of Antigo, Lief (Bonnie) Erickson, of Shawano, Carl Christjohn, of Antigo, Vicki (Greg) Strebig, of Kronenwetter, Lisa Hirt (Michael Glover), of Antigo, Rachel (Ron) Steebs, of Eland, Wanda Tucker, of Marion, and Tammy Vondracek, of Tigerton; many, many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Darlene Matson and Sally Matson Hermann, both of Tigerton, Theresa DeVerney of Michigan, and Barbara (Craig) Hughes, of Michigan; brothers-in-law, Tony (Tina) Baxter, of Valders, Georgie (Cheryl) DeVerney and Butch (Joyce) DeVerney, both of Michigan; special friend, Tina Tatro, of Antigo; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, all of her siblings, Erling, Kenneth, Marvin, Melvin, Ardis, Donald, Vernon, Milton, Janet, Doris, Eugene, two sisters in infancy, Edith and Evelyn; one granddaughter, Kayona; and one grandson, Adam.

Funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, July 13, 2019, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. The Rev. Matthew Christians will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethany Cemetery, Wittenberg, at a later date. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

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