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. Joyce E. Ball Colson .

Collected and contributed by: Pat Drees

Born in Oconto Falls, WI on Feb 5, 2008
Departed on Jun 26, 2008 and resided in Oconto Falls,WI

Joyce E. Colson, 79, Oconto Falls, died Thursday afternoon, June 26, 2008 at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay. She was born February 5, 1929 in Oconto Falls to Marvin and Dorothy (Herms) Ball. Joyce grew up in Oconto Falls where she attended Oconto Falls Public Schools, graduating from high school with the class of 1946. Following graduation from high school she went to work for the Falls Paper & Power Company. On October 6, 1951 she married Hershel Colson and together they had eight children. Joyce lived in Oconto Falls most of her life and was well known and liked from her days of bartending at the Wild West and the Hotel in the city. She will also be remembered for being a loyal Packer and Chicago Cubs fan.

Survivors are her five daughters, Melodie (Mike) Lorang, Oconto; Julie (Pat) Phillips, DePere; Cindy Colson, Debbie (Steve) Zabel, Tammy Colson (friend Doug) all of Oconto Falls; one son, Gary Colson, Oconto Falls; six grandchildren, Melissa and Taylor Lorang; Corina and Kyle Zabel; Garrett and Bryan Colson; one great granddaughter, Kaitlyn Graham.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1983, two sons infant Terry Colson in 1965 and adult son Larry Colson on May 27, 2007 and two sisters Bernice Dietrich and Eileen Krueger.

Friends may call at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls after 4:00 pm Monday, June 30, 2008 until the time of services. Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Diane Fite officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.