Joyce E. Taft, 100, of Wausau, beloved wife of the late Robert M. Taft, departed this life on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Applegate Terrace.
Joyce was born on March 10, 1922 in Wausau daughter of the late Walter and Grace (Welsh) Fitzgerald. She married Robert on January 18, 1947.
Joyce was a CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) and worked in the claim audit, and Education areas of the former Employers Mutual - Wausau Insurance Companies. Joyce was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and also a number of other organizations in Wausau. She especially enjoyed golf and bridge.
She is survived by her children: Robert (Nancy) Taft, Daniel (Karen) Taft, and Thomas (Delphine) Taft M.D. along with granddaughters, Rebecca and Kathleen Taft, along with many well loved nieces, nephews, and extended family. Joyce is preceded in death by her husband Robert Taft, parents, a brother Donald Fitzgerald, and sisters: Jean Beltz, Grace Fitzgerald, and Marian Beltz.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022 from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM at St. Matthew's Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12 PM. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park at 10:00 AM on Monday December 19, 2022.
The Brainard Funeral Home of Wausau has been entrusted with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Matthew's Catholic Church.