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Joyce E. Mahr

April 12, 1938 — August 24, 2019

Joyce E. Mahr, age 81 of Lancaster, WI, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster. She was born April 12, 1938, the daughter of John and Irene (VanNatta) Cox. Joyce graduated from Lancaster High School in 1956. On May 3, 1958, Joyce was united into marriage to Robert J. "Bob" Mahr at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA, and on May 10, 1958 at St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster. After their marriage, Joyce briefly worked at the ASCS office (Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service), and then raised her family. When Joyce went back to work, she was employed at Ceeco, and then began her 36-year career with Lancaster Community Schools at Winskill Elementary. She was a kindergarten teacher's aide, and later worked as a secretary in the principal's office, retiring in 2008. In her retirement she still gave her time to Winskill Elementary whenever they needed her. Joyce was a member of the Lancaster Congregational Church and served as a deacon. She dearly loved her family and keeping up with their activities.
Surviving is her husband, Bob; son, Steve (June); daughter, Tina Knutson; three grandchildren: Lydia and Emma Mahr, and Kyle Knutson; her brother, Richard "Dick" (Sally) Cox; two sisters: Delores Ford and Patricia "Pat" (Wayne) Kelley; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Ralph Ford.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019 at the Lancaster Congregational Church with Rev. Mark Dieter officiating. Burial will be in the Boice Prairie Cemetery, Potosi Township. Family and friends may call Friday, August 30, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. The Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster is assisting the family.

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Visitation

Friday, August 30, 2019

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Lancaster Congregational Church

225 S Madison, Lancaster, WI 53813

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Friday, August 30, 2019

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Lancaster Congregational Church

225 S Madison, Lancaster, WI 53813

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Burial

Boice Prairie Cemetery - Potosi

, Potosi, WI 53820

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