Joyce Closs

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died April 24, 2007

Joyce Marlene Closs, age 72, of 508 Montana Avenue in Gladstone passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at the Marquette General Hospital.
Joyce was born November 11, 1934 to Frank and Rose (Broeckaert) Snowaert in Gladstone. She graduated from Gladstone High School and remained a lifelong resident of the Gladstone. Joyce was also a lifelong member of All Saints Catholic Church where she served on the luncheon committee for many years. All Saints was also the site where she married her husband, John Closs Sr. on October 3, 1953. They enjoyed a union of marriage for over 53 years. Joyce worked as a custodian for the Gladstone Schools and was a caregiver to many of her family and friends. Joyce enjoyed spending time with her family and was often seen watching her children and grandchildren play sports.

Including her husband, Joyce is survived by:

2 Daughters: Linda (Joe) Buckland of Iron Mountain, MI; Colleen (Greg) Cozzi of Hinsdale, IL

Her Son: John (Terry) Closs Jr. of Gladstone, MI

8 Grandchildren: Rachel (Scott) Zdanek, Nicholas and Samantha Buckland, Kelly (John) Heaney, Gregory and Peter Cozzi, Maggie and Kyle Closs

3 Great Grandchildren: Charlie and Madeline Zdanek, Grace Colleen Heaney

Her Sister: Elizabeth Ebbesen of Gladstone, MI

Numerous nieces and nephews

Joyce was preceded by her parents, 4 brothers-Jack, Paul, Charlie, Donald, and 2 Sisters-Rose and Mary


0 Tributes for “Joyce Closs

    To the Closs family,
    Jess and I weren’t able to make it to the funeral, but our prayers go out to each of you for your loss. She was always a wonderful person, and always had a smile, and a kind word, she will be sadly missed!

    Tom and Jessie Seronko
    Gladstone, MI

    John and Family,

    You might not remember us very well, but, we are so sorry that your stay in the ICU did not turn out better. We did not know Joyce, but the time that we spent in the waiting room with you, we learned that she was a great woman and will be greatly missed. Take care and know that we think about you and your family every day!

    Jean, Angel, Jamie, Caitlyn and Troy
    MGH ICU waiting room

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Joyce was a wonderful person with a loving smile. She’ll be missed. God bless you and your family.

    Eric Belland
    Ramstein, Germany

    John and family, so sorry to hear about Joyce, Me and Gloria will always remember her, as our clerk, friend, and my old school mate. Condolences to all your family Jim & Gloria Brassick

    James Brassick
    Gladstone, MI

    “Mrs. Closs”–one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure knowing.

    Julie Brunette
    Gladstone, MI

    Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow and loss.

    Sue & Tim Smith and family
    Manhattan, IL


    We are so sorry to hear about your wife. She was such a nice woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Jamie and Nikki Siedlecki
    Gladstone, MI

    John: I am so saddened to hear of Joyce passing. Joyce had such a big heart…always willing to do something “for the other guy”. My fondest memories of Joyce will be playing cards and rolling dice at Staff picnics. We had some great times. With love, my sympathies to the entire Closs family.

    Janet Bussineau
    Gladstone, MI

    So sorry for your loss, John. Joyce will be fondly remembered.

    Steve & Jennifer MacLaren
    Rapid River, MI

    I have so many wonderful memories of Joyce. When I was in high school, I worked with Joyce at my Uncle Jim’s One Stop store. Your mother and I had so many fun times together. I loved her naughty sense of humor and she told me many racey jokes. We had a blast together (and managed to get some work done as well).

    I loved being around Joyce during that time in my life, because she always treated me like I was an adult and gave me much confidence.

    I will always have a warm place in my heart for Joyce and she will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

    Mark Waeghe
    San Francisco, CA

    Nathalie and I would like to express our condolences in your lose. While growing up in Gladstone, Joyce was always part of our community and family. She will be missed but her memory will be with us always. May God and our prayers be with you in your time of grief.

    Nathalie and Joseph Schram
    Olympia, WA

    So sorry to hear of your loss of a great lady she will be sadly missed unable to come to the funeral as I have a death in my family in lower michigan all my love to you

    Paula Ruleau
    Escanaba, MI

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