Clara “Joyce” Paske

Jun 27, 1925 - Feb 07, 2021

age 95, of Pembine, passed away at home on Sunday, February 7, 2021 surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born in Pembine, WI on June 27, 1925; daughter of the late Hiram and Margaret (Willis) Stevens. Joyce graduated from Pembine High School in 1944. After graduation she went to Chicago for several years to work as a Nanny and then returned to Pembine to work at the Mine. Joyce met the love of her life, Phil, in Pembine where he worked for the DNR. The couple was united in marriage on December 7, 1957. In 1970 the couple moved to Wautoma and then in 1974 to Tomahawk. They returned to Pembine in 1994 to spend their retirement years.

Although they never had children of their own, they lovingly poured their hearts into fostering. Joyce enjoyed her annual sturgeon fishing expeditions with her sister-in-law Jean. She taught Sunday School for many years and devoted her time to many charitable activities at Grace Lutheran Church.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Phil Paske; she is survived by her brother, William Stevens; sister, Sharon (Donald) Emery; four nephews and a niece: David (Nancy) Paske, John Paske, Julie (Edward) Collins, Jeff (Debra Melvin) Emery, Joel (Beth Siebers) Emery; great niece, Layne (Jim) Locke; and special daughter Randee (Jordan) Cottam.

Visitation for Joyce will be held at Roubal Funeral Home on Thursday February 11, 2021 from 1:00 pm until time of her funeral service at 2:00 pm with Rev. Dwaine Sutherland officiating. Burial will be in Pembine Cemetery this spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Pembine.

Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting Joyce’s family.

Funeral Service

Thursday Feb 11, 2021, 2:00 p.m. at Roubal Funeral Home [map]


Thursday Feb 11, 2021, 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Roubal Funeral Home [map]

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John Henry Dill

Danielle Bogie Tjarks

Phil and Joyce were like parents to me in my early childhood. They were the best people to have ever been a part of my life. Any and all good childhood memories I have were because of them. They showed me love and stability, something I lost when we moved from Tomahawk. I will forever be appreciative for the time I had with them.

Irene strauss “cookie lady”

Our sympathy is with you all. Once you met Joycie she stayed in your heart. Will never forget the times spent with her over coffee & cookies. Love you, Joyce!

Patty and Butch Polzin

Joyce sure was a good-hearted soul. Our sincere sympathy to all her family. Sincerely, Patty and Butch Polzin

Audrey Reed Kelly

My deepest sympathy goes out to Joyce's family. Any one that knew Joyce would agree that she was a joy to be around.