Joyce M. Scherbert

PORTAGE -- Joyce M. Scherbert passed away October 11, 2023, at Hamilton Park Place in Portage WI. She was 89 years old. 

Joyce was born December 18, 1933, in Caledonia, WI, to Warren and Modesta (Neuman) Ziemke. She grew up on the family farm in Caledonia, WI, and graduated Portage High School. She lived in Portage until her death. 

She married Kenneth “Nook” Scherbert on January 5, 1959.  They celebrated 53 years of marriage together. Joyce and Nook loved traveling, country music, architecture, sports, and all things related to Frank Lloyd Wright. Joyce shared her later years with her companion Merlin Moore, who preceded her in death. She held his family close in her heart as well. She worked at the Wisconsin Power and Light Company from February 1972 until her retirement in January 1992. Joyce was a woman of great faith and was active in the Presbyterian Church. 

She is survived by her sister, Lorna McMahon, with whom she shared a special bond. Joyce was greatly loved by her nieces and nephews and their spouses; John McMahon (Cheri), Jane Pfeil (John), Julie Wilz, (John), Janice Cooney (Robert), and James McMahon (Lisa); her 8 great nieces and nephews; 5 great-great nieces and nephews; as well as numerous cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. 

A special thank you to the staff at Hamilton Park Place and Agrace Hospice who lovingly cared for Joyce over the last months. 

A service of remembrance will be held at the Portage Presbyterian Church on Friday, October 27, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Graveside services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Agrace Hospice, 5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg, WI, 53711, or the Portage Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 222, Portage, WI, 53901.

The Pflanz Mendrala funeral home is assisting the family.