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Christjohn, Joyce D.

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

She was born on November 15, 1939 in Birnamwood, the youngest of 14 children born to the late Edwin and Adele (Larson) Matson. On October 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 MI and Barbara (Craig) Hughes of MI;  brothers-in-law, Tony (Tina) Baxter of Valders,  Georgie (Cheryl) DeVerney and Butch (Joyce) DeVerney of MI;  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 grandson, Adam.

Funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. Rev. Matthew Christians will officiate.  Burial will be in the Bethany Cemetery, Wittenberg at a later date.  Visitation will be from 10:30 AM until the time of service at the church.

Memories and condolences may be given online at or on Facebook at Schmidt & Schulta.

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