September 14, 2014

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Joyce E. Hildebrand Print E-mail

May 5, 1923-March 1, 2014

Joyce E. Hildebrand, 90, Wild Rose formerly of Milwaukee, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Joyce was born on May 5, 1923 the daughter of Allie and Lillian (Miller) Draves. Joyce married Joseph Hildebrand on April 1, 1967. Joyce was a member of the Wild Rose United Methodist Church, and a charter member of the Brown Deer United Methodist church. Joyce had very strong religious beliefs.

Joyce is survived by her husband: Joseph Hildebrand,  Wild Rose; two sons: Dennis (Judi) Merryfield, Wild Rose; and Barry Merryfield, Brown Deer; four grandchildren: Nicole (Mike) Coy, Chicago, IL; Ryan Merryfield, Wauwatosa; Jeffry (Deanna) Merryfield, Germantown; and Eric Merryfield, Milwaukee; four great grandchildren: Lily and Grace Coy, and Dylan and Ethan Merryfield; two step children: Gary (Jill) Hildebrand, Lake Tomahawk; and Cheryl (Scot) Sanderson, New Burgh, IN; two step-grandchildren: Jordan and Brittney Sanderson; sister: Virginia Renner; many other nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents: Allie and Lillian Draves; son: Steven Merryfield; brothers: Harold and Donald Draves; sister: Betty Renner; infant sister: Mildred; and one infant granddaughter.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Noon at the Wild Rose United Methodist Church. Pastor Yul Kwon will officiate with burial to be held on Friday, March 7 at 11 a.m. at Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 6 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at Noon.

The Holly Funeral Home of Wild Rose is assisting the family with arrangements.

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