Joyce A. Granger, 80, received the promise of eternal life on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. She was born in Racine on January 7, 1934, daughter of the late Norbert and Yvonne “Eva” (nee: Ghysels) Remter.
Joyce was united in marriage to the love of her life, Thomas James Granger, on January 10, 1953, at St. Edward Catholic Church. Tom preceded her in death on February 18, 2006.
Joyce graduated from Park High School in 1952. She was a teaching assistant for many years at Horlick High School until her retirement. Joyce was one of the best bargain shoppers around and enjoyed finding little treasures in the thrift shops. She also liked to go to the casinos to spend a little time trying her luck. Joyce loved taking vacations to Eagle River at the Sunset Resort for more than 30 years. She enjoyed the quiet time and reading while among nature. Above all, Joyce treasured her family and will be dearly missed.
Joyce leaves to cherish her memory, her son, John (Maureen) Granger of Racine; daughter-in-law, Mary Granger of Caledonia; son-in-law, Dan Clausen of Racine; seven adored grandchildren, Melanie Granger, Jacob Granger, Tara Granger, Sarah (Steve) Hansen, Samantha (Brian) Just, Rebecca Granger, Benjamin Granger; sister, Doris (Bruce) Jacobsen; brothers, Norbert “William” Remter, Wayne (Carol) Remter; other dear relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
In addition to her parents and husband, Joyce is preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa M Granger-Sohr; and son, Kevin Granger.
A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:00pm, at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory, 4600 County Line Road, with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00am until the time of the service. Entombment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. The family has suggested memorials to Hospice Alliance.
The family would like to extend a heart-felt “Thank You” to the staff at Hospice House – Racine, for the love and care given to Joyce during her time of illness. Your kindness will not be forgotten.