Joyce E Kiel

Joyce E Kiel, nee Marcoux, age 96 died at Hillside Manor Hospice in Beaver Dam, WI on Saturday, April 3, 2021.


Private funeral services will be held at Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam, WI, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.


The late Joyce Kiel was born in Wisconsin Rapids, WI October 5, 1924 to Ervin Charles and Edith Evelyn (Brown) Marcoux.  She lived there until her marriage on May 17, 1947 to Elwood J Kiel of Manitowoc, WI.  Joyce graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids in 1942, was the drum majorette, and played the bassoon in band.


She is survived by three children.  Daughter Donna (Ray), granddaughter Heather (Kevin) and great grandsons Kole, Kooper and Kaden, and granddaughter Cheryl (David) and great granddaughters Taylor and Riley.  Son Marshall (Ann), grandson Brandon (Kim) and great granddaughters Adalynn and Natalie.  Son Brian (Marcia).  She was preceded in death by her husband Elwood in 1975, and her parents.


She was a member of Beaver Dam Trinity Church United Methodist for 73 years.  She was a Charter member of La Societe de Femme and the Premier President.  She worked many years at the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen, and retired from the Beaver Dam Unified School District.


After retirement, Joyce loved world travels and made many trips, along with attending theatre productions and concerts.  Joyce was also a member of the Beaver Dam Recorder Group.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Church United Methodist, Dodge County Humane Society, Hillside Manor Hospice or a non-profit of your choice.


Joyce’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Hillside Manor and Hospice for their compassionate care.


Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at