In Memory

Joyce Olson (Oatman) VIEW PROFILE

DOB:  9/01/49

DOD:  2/26/18

Joyce A. Oatman, 68, of Winter, WI, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

She was born September 1, 1949, in Eau Claire, the daughter of Rex and Patricia Olson.  Joyce graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School and went on to attain an A.A.S. at Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Joyce married James Kopischkie in 1972 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls.  He passed away in 2010.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Kopischkie; grandson, Aaron Burgess; sister, Janice Kurshner; brother, Rex Olson; several nieces and nephews; and by several special friends in Winter.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Caroline.

A Celebration of her life will be held from 1-5 p.m. March 24, 2018, at VFW Post 7232, 2900 W. Folsom St. Eau Claire.

Burial of Joyce’s cremains will be held at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire. 

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services of Altoona is serving the family.  To express condolences online, please visit


1-5 p.m. March 24, 2018, at VFW Post 7232, 2900 W. Folsom St. Eau Claire.

Florist Information

All flowers should be delivered to the VFW on Folsom St. by 12:30 pm on March 24.

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03/01/18 01:58 PM #1    

Jean Behnke (Wisnewski)

Sorry to hear of Joyce's passing, I do remember her from HS. Thoughts and prayers to family. R.I.P.

03/02/18 11:18 AM #2    

Linda Sather (Brinker)

Joyce and I went all through school to gather, starting in first grade at Robbins School. She was a dear friend and will be missed. RIP Joyce, you are now with your special daughter Caroline.

03/02/18 03:56 PM #3    

Rose Bradford (Palmer)

I'm going to miss Joyce so much.  We would always hang out together when she came down from Winter and have a few cocktails at the VFW on Folsum Street and chat about old times.  We attended the last Class reunion together.  RIP Joyce, till we meet again.

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