Joyce N. Benisch
Joyce N. Benisch, age 72, of Pittsville, formerly of Columbus, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at her home. She was born, July 26, 1946 in Windsor, WI to T. Jerome and Ruby (Dorman) Knudtson. She was married to John P. Benisch on May 1, 1965 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, East Bristol.
She lived in Pittsville with her husband for the past 20 years, enjoying their own piece of heaven along the Yellow River. Joyce held many positions throughout her career, including Olson Implement, Columbus Journal Republican, Hamre Feeds, WPS, Security Health Plan, Consolidated Papers, and Minder, Gross & Stevning-Roe, before retiring with John. Over the years she enjoyed fishing, sewing, knitting and gardening. They always enjoyed spending time at the cabin in City Point and driving around the state and country visiting many destinations, including Florida, New Orleans, the Bad Lands, and New Jersey.
Joyce is survived by her husband John, daughters Julie Benisch, Marshfield, Cindy Benisch, Poynette, and son Bob Benisch of Rio, and her beloved granddaughters Aubrey & Anna Benisch, brothers Warren (Mary) Knudtson, Kieth (Judy) Knudtson, Chuck Knudtson, Jerry (Rosemary) Knudtson, sisters Susan Bratland and Wendy Allen, and sisters-in-law, Kathy Knudtson, Doris Knudtson, and Shirley Knudtson, special friends Jason, Sarah, Lillian and Lorelie Opie, and many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Anna Mary, and brothers Larry Knudtson, Gerald Knudtson, Dave Knudtson, Niel Knudtson, and Dean Knudtson, three nephews and two nieces.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 201 W. Blodgett St., Marshfield, WI, Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Sam Martin officiating. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 9 a.m. A private, family interment will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, East Bristol at a later date.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com