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  Joyce Freimund, age 92, was led to eternal life by her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the Colby Retirement Community with her daughter at her side.

  A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford.  The Rev. Donald Bruce will officiate.  Interment to follow at Christ Lutheran Cemetery in the Town of Holton.  Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church.  The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

  Joyce was born November 25, 1925, in Milwaukee to the late Lewis and Esther (Shepard) Standiford.      Orphaned at an early age, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Paul and Ernestine (Shepard) Kohl and attended Abbotsford Schools.   As a young teen, she was employed as a "new mother and baby" caregiver.  She was married to Rollan Freimund on August 12, 1944, and enjoyed 67 years together before his death on January 28, 2012.  Together they farmed in the Town of Holton until 1972, when they moved to Abbotsford.  Joyce was employed as bookkeeper and office manager for Case Equipment prior to her retirement. 

  Joyce enjoyed sewing, gardening, traveling, and providing family and friends with great meals.  She liked different crafts, crochet projects, and decorating their home.   Joyce always looked for ways to show her family how much she loved and cared for them. 

  Joyce will be sadly missed by her son: Thomas Freimund of West Allis and daughter:  Barbara Freimund of Wausau; four grandchildren: Rebecca (Daniel) Jagielski of Slinger,  Wayne Freimund of West Allis, Matthew (Darcy) Fasse of Elko, MN and Melanie (William) Horzuesky of Madison; five great-grandchildren: Noah and Jonah Jagielski of Slinger, Castor and Kasey Freimund of Milwaukee and Chantel (David) Rypkema of New Prague, MN; and three great-great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rollan and a daughter-in-law, Janet (Schauer) Freimund.

  The family would like to thank Aspirus Home Hospice for their kind, loving service provided to Joyce.      Also a special "thank you" to Colby Retirement Community Director and Staff for the great care over the past five years.

  Family and friends may express condolences online at

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