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