Joyce Marie Nemeskal

Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully Thursday, December 16, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Age 96 years. Daughter of the late Edward S. and Alexina (Tickler) Vassaw, Joyce was born December 30, 1924 in Stephenson, Michigan. She married her loving husband, Charles Nemeskal on October 5, 1945. He predeceased her March 9, 2005. Joyce was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She enjoyed quilting, crafting, Bridge Club and was an avid reader.

Surviving to cherish her memory are three daughters and two sons, Karen (Don) Schena, JoAnn Gierke, Thomas (Penny) Nemeskal, Margie Patterson (David Hoffman), Joseph (Della) Nemeskal; her pride and joy were her grandchildren, Shannon (Mark) Yeager, Kimberly (Derek) Woods; four great-grandsons, MJ and Donny Yeager, Liam and Jackson Woods; her sister, Edwina Gerger; many special nieces and nephews and dear friends especially Pat, Marge and Dee. Joyce was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jamie Nemeskal; her sister Evelyn Vassaw; and a special friend Kay.

A private Funeral Liturgy will take place at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw, Michigan. Rev. Fr. Peter Gaspeny will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the charity of your choice.