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Joyce S. Milsted

March 3, 1935 — March 12, 2023


Joyce S. Milsted

Joyce S. Milsted, age 88 died on Sunday, March 12th, 2023. She was born on March 3rd, 1935 to Edwin B. Sperley and Sena (Wangsness) Sperley, in Madison, Wisconsin.

She is survived by her sons Lance (Shelly) Milsted and their son Luke of Columbia, Maryland and Dirk Milsted and his daughter Anna of Sheboygan, WI.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Sena Sperley, her husbands’ parents Harry and Pearl Milsted of Madison, WI., her husband Louis and a granddaughter, Sierra Madison Milsted and other relatives.

On March 10th, 1956 she married Louis E. Milsted at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison, WI. They moved to Menomonie, WI., where she worked in the law offices of Willis E. Donley while her husband attended Stout State University. In August of 1960 they moved to Sheboygan, WI. She worked for John Holden, attorney and Heritage Mutual Insurance Co. until 1965. She later returned to work at the Sheboygan Area School District until 1988.

Joyce enjoyed being involved in activities with her husband, her sons and their families. She spent many hours volunteering for church, school, boy scouts and the Sheboygan Memorial Hospital. She was delighted with the awards she received along the way. “Putting him through” on Louis’ graduation from Stout. “The Power behind the Throne” from Boy Scout Troop 861. She received a service award for volunteering at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center and the Distinguished Service Award from the Aurora Health Foundation. She was a member of First United Lutheran Church and sang with her husband in the choir for over 50 years.

A memorial service will be held at First United Lutheran Church, 2401 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan, WI. at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 6th, 2023. Cremated remains will be inurned in the First United Lutheran Church columbarium. The Memorial will be streamed and can be viewed by clicking this link. 



In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to First United Lutheran Church, Boy Scouts of America, Aurora Health Foundation, The Angels’ Foundation or the charity of your choice.

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