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Joyce C. Glonek

Joyce C. Glonek

Joyce Carole (Holmberg) Glonek went into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, December 9, 2017 after a lengthy illness.

She was born on August 16, 1934 in Minneapolis, MN to Leonard and Agnes Holmberg. They moved back to Superior, WI when Joyce was 10 months old. Joyce graduated from Superior Central High School in 1952 and after graduation she worked at the former Palace Theatre.

Joyce met and fell in love with William R Glonek (Bill) and they were married on June 5, 1954. Together they raised 5 children and were married 55 years before Bill passed away on October 14, 2009.

Joyce loved and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her humor and quick wit made her fun to be around. Tending to her yard and flower gardens was especially enjoyable as was spending time at the family cabin in Iron River, WI. At the cabin, Joyce loved being down at the beach, cooling off in the water, reading and going for boat rides. Her favorite bird was the hummingbird, and the cabin provided many opportunities to watch them feed on the birdfeeders.

Joyce was a Lifetime Member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary and the DAV. She is also a former member of the Moose Lodge, Chapter 795.

She is preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

She is survived by her children: William "Willie" (LeAnne) Glonek Jr, Carole (Randy) Rowe, James (Brenda) Glonek, George Glonek and Cathy (Todd) Johnson. Brother, Lloyd (Bonnie) Holmberg and special niece (Darcey Holmberg), seventeen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister-in-law Dolores Kastberg, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Joe and Doris Glonek and many special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

The visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th Street, Superior, and will resume at 10 until the 11 a.m. service, Thursday, at the funeral home.

The committal service will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Superior.

The family would like to thank the Villa Marina Rehabilitation Center and St. Lukes Hospice staff and volunteers for their compassionate care.

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