Joyce S. Hill

Joyce S. Hill, 91, of Elroy, Wis., passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at Elroy Health Services.

She was born April 23, 1928, to Lewis and Mary (Huckstead) Scholtz in Neillsville, Wis., where she grew to adulthood and graduated from high school.

Joyce was united in marriage to William C. Hill on Nov. 15, 1946, in Neillsville. Most of their married life, they lived in Elroy, and Bill preceded her in death on March 6, 1995.

Survivors include four children, Robert (Elizabeth Ann) Hill of Elroy, Karen Sparling of Elroy, William (Mary Jo) Hill Jr. of Kendall and Rai Ann (Douglas) Paulsen of Mauston; her grandchildren, Dawn (Gary) McCluskey, Mike (Jill) Hill, Jeff (Brittany) Schneider and Jacob (Jennifer) Hill; and her great-grandchildren, Steven, Nicole and Lauren Miller, Austin, Jenna and Kolbe Hill, Tyler and Kyle Bass, and Benjamin Hill. She also is survived by four great-great-grandchildren; her dearly beloved foster granddaughter, Ann (Kent) McClurg, and great-grandchildren, Roman and Alyssa Steward; and her special friends, Alian Dupont and Juliao Zanelato Negris.

In addition to her husband, William C. Hill; she was preceded in death by her parents; a great-grandson, Evan Miller; a granddaughter-in-law, Tonya Hill; and three sisters and three brothers.

Memorial funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Grace Lutheran Church in Elroy, with Rev. James Gerth officiating.  Visitation will be Saturday from 9–11 a.m., with a meal following the service.  Interment will be in the Elroy City Cemetery.

The Picha Funeral Home in Elroy is assisting with arrangements. For online information, go to

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