Linda M Lenz
F, b. circa 1935, d. August 11, 2012
- Birth: Linda M Lenz was born circa 1935 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on August 11, 2012 in Door County, Wisconsin.
- Note: Linda M. Felber (nee Lenz), of Milwaukee, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 11, 2012, in Door County, the place she loved the most. The daughter of the late Dr. Ralph and Jane (Beauregard) Lenz, and loving sister of the late Nancy Kosnar was born in Green Bay. She was thoughtful, caring, and full-of-life. She will be sadly missed by all who love her.
She was beloved mother of Melanie Felber, Alisa (Tom) Stocking, Erin Felber, loving "Gran" to Ellie and Sam. Linda is further survived by the father of her daughters, James Felber, as well as brother-in-law Gerald Kosnar, in-laws Michael (Margaret) Felber, many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
She was preceded by her parents, her sister, and her mother and father-in-law, James (Bernice) Felber.
A Memorial Mass in Celebration of Linda's Life will be held at the Three Holy Women Catholic Parish, Holy Rosary Church, (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF ADDRESS) 2011 N. Oakland Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Father Timothy Kitzke will officiate the Mass. Private family visitation was held earlier at Ryan Funeral Home in De Pere, WI. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Felber family.
Joyce Marie Gay
F, b. June 10, 1935, d. August 11, 2012
- Birth: Joyce Marie Gay was born on June 10, 1935 in Green Bay, Brown Co, Wisconsin.
- Death: She died on August 11, 2012, at age 77.
- Note: Joyce Marie Hopkins (nee Gay), 77, died Saturday, August 11, 2012. Joyce was born in Green Bay on June 10, 1935. She spent most of her life in Green Bay except for a few years in Milwaukee as a child. She was the daughter of Emerine A. (Pierquet) Gay and Aloysius B. Gay, both of whom preceded her in death. Her mother's death was just three months ago on May 3, 2012 at the age of 93.
Joyce was known for her kind and loving nature. She was soft spoken except when cheering for her beloved Green Bay Packers. A country music lover, she was a hardworking, perseverant soul. She put her family first in all that she did. Joyce worked for over 50 years doing office work for their family business, Hopkins Trucking. She was also employed at Brown County Mental Health Center for over 25 years before retiring at age 74. At age 60, it was discovered that she had been laboring all along with the congenital heart disease that eventually took her life.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, James Michael Hopkins; her children, Cynthia (Richard) Ericson of Chicago; Debra (Anthony) Mancini of Delaware; Scott Patrick Hopkins and Patrick John Hopkins both of Green Bay. Her grandchildren are Andrea (Wes) Mancini-Smith of Delaware; Nicole Mancini of Pennsylvania; Elizabeth Mancini of Delaware; Sarah Ericson of San Francisco; Andrew Ericson and John Ericson both of Chicago. She will be dearly missed as well by her siblings, Sandee Felix, Roger and Yvonne Gay, Annette Gay, Steve and Julie Gay, Julie and Kevin Killeen, Jeff Gay and Joe Kraft.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Emerine and Al Gay; a sister, Judy Kraft; her brothers, Wayne Gay and Donald Gay; a niece, Amanda Gay; and a brother-in-law, Bob Felix. She was also preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Cordelia and Claude Hopkins, with whom she was very close; and several other relatives on the Hopkins side of the family.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 15. Friends may also call at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2771 Oakwood Dr., from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, August 16. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Paul Demuth officiating. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
The family extends a special thank you to the staffs of St. Mary's Hospital and Green Bay Heart Care, especially nurses, Devin Schmidt and Debbie Metzler, for prolonging her life.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from August 13 to August 15, 2012.