THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Joy N. Story
Issue Date: June 28, 2017
Joy Nathalie (Peters) Story, 81, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 in her home surrounded by family after a short battle with cancer.
Born Feb. 25, 1936 in Menominee, Mi., she attended St. Anthony's School in Marinette and graduated from Marinette High School in 1954. She married William (Bill) Henry Story III at St. Anthony's Church in Marinette and they were together for 59 years and 11 months as he preceded her in death on March 28, 2016, one month shy of their 60th anniversary.
She worked for many years at Ansul Corporation in Public Relations and at the Marinette Chamber of Commerce. She loved her daily interactions with the public and was willing to help anyone in need. She enjoyed reunions with classmates, reminiscing of times past and wants to tell her classmates she'll miss them at the 64th reunion but will be with them in spirit.
She was loved by all who knew her, was willing to lend a helping hand, console a hurting heart and quick with a warm smile. She enjoyed laughing with her family and friends, took pleasure in watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow. Tradition was important to her and she instilled many family traditions through the years. She loved Christmas and the smell of her freshly baked meat pies and rice crispy bars will be missed.
A strong faith in God, she was a member of Holy Family Church, an active member of the Parish Auxiliary and volunteered with Bay Area Medical Center, both for many years.
She is survived by three children, William (Debbie) Story IV, Green Bay, Belle (Brian) Maedke, Peshtigo and Ted (Judy) Story, Marinette; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; a brother, Robert Peters of Pennsylvania; a sister, Lori (Greg) Dziadon, Las Vegas and a dear friend, Barbara Baumgarten.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents, James and Nathalie Peters; a brother, Thomas Peters of Crystal Lake, Ill. and a sister, Julie, Faucet of Dyer Ind.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, June 27 at Thielen Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at Holy Family Parish-Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Taylor St. at noon. Rev. Celestine Byekwaso officiated with burial in Riverside Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established.