Joyce M. MilquetIssue Date: January 23, 2019
Joyce M. (Castonia) Milquet, 97, of Green Bay, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.
Born Sept. 22, 1921 in Coleman, to Adolph and Clara (LeMere) Castonia where she grew up on a farm south of Coleman, she attended a Country School and graduated from Coleman High School in 1940. She met Robert G. Milquet when he returned from the South Pacific at the end of World War II. They married July 13, 1946 at St. Willebrord Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on April 18, 2003.
After attending school in Green Bay, she worked in real estate for eight years and then in the public accounting field for 35 years. After retirement, she worked part-time as a substitute teacher for Encompass Child Care for six years.
Her volunteering began in 1968 when she joined the Brown County Association for Handicapped Citizens, now ASPIRO, serving on their board for 17 years in all positions and on many committees. She also served as a member on two area boards that offered religious instruction to the disabled and volunteered with the Packerland Jets Special Olympics agency for 30 years, serving as Coordinator assisting in sports training and was involved with Area 5 Special Olympics as Treasurer.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles, golfing, was an avid reader and bowler, often saying, "the only excuse for not bowling is a broken leg." She was a member of the Brown County Historical Society and volunteered as a docent at Hazelwood Museum for 10 years and was also a member of the Bay Area Genealogical Society and Friends of the Museum.
She made time to spend with family and enjoyed cousin reunions. She also enjoyed traveling with many trips to Alaska. A fan of football, she attended Green Bay Packer games, Milwaukee Brewer games and enjoyed UW-Madison sports.
Survivors include a sister, Cleo Fannin, Hortonville; a brother, Don Castonia, Menasha; a sister-in-law, Marlene Milquet Drewiski; nieces; nephews; cousins; friends and special friend, Arthur Covi.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 2003; a son, Steven in 2011; a daughter, Sarah Milquet on May 2, 2018; sisters and brothers-in-law, Cly and Al Nesser and Levern and Jack Bolton; a sister-in-law, Mary Castonia and a brother-in-law, Milton Fannin.
Friends may call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, corner of Ninth Street and Twelfth Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 9:30 a.m. until time of a Mass of Resurrection at 11 a.m. Rev. David Schmidt will officiate with entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Blaney Funeral Home of Green Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.
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