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“Missing you more every day, loved talking to you on the phone lots. glad I have your children for the great memories of you and me growing up with...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Norma Dellemann - kenosha, WI

“Sending condolences to Joyce's family, May you celebrate hers as a life well-lived. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Mark Miller - Colorado Springs, CO

“I recall all the good times with Joyce's family helping out in the summer times with the kids. I feel like they are mine also. Joyce was always...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Norma Dellemann - kenosha, WI

“Our thoughts & prayers are with Joyce's family & friends at this sad time. She always had a smile & something to laugh about, every time I seen her....Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Dee & Darren Hiltabidel - Jackson, MI

“My sympathy is with you all at this time. I hadn't seen Joyce for many years but she always held a place in my heart. She was such a "fun" person to...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Donna Rose - Richland Center, WI

“My sincere sympathy to Joyce's family. You mom was a wonderful friend and example of what hard work and determination could accomplish. May she...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Brazee-Cagney - Jackson, MI

“My sympathies to all of Joyce's family. I remember her as an active and busy women who laughed often and somehow managed her many family...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Donna (Rice) Holz - Pewaukee, WI

“Another Angel has been called home! You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Tom and Marcia (Moore) Layton - WI

“Our sympathy on the passing of your Mom. Cheryl and Roger ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Cheryl Fargen Perkins - CO

“Aunt Joyce you will be missed we love you. I am truly sadden that you are no longer here but will always be with us in our hearts. To the family my...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Susan Daniels - West Palm Beach, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Bev adn Roger Sugden - Dodgeville, WI


Joyce Elaine (Troxel) (Larsen) (Crary) Prahl, age 83, of Lone Rock, formerly of Jackson, MI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Monday, January 7, 2013 at the U.W. Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
Joyce was born in Richland County on November 11, 1929 to Wm. Henry and Gladys (Cooper) Troxel. She was a member of the Richland Center High School Class of 1947. Joyce lived in and around the Richland County area for many years. She relocated to Jackson, MI in 1973 after marrying Ed Prahl, who preceded her in death in 2010.
In addition to raising her children, Joyce was employed at Badger Ordinance in the early 1950's. Later, she worked as an Avon Representative for a few years. In 1971, Joyce became a CNA and was employed at the Richland County Home. Then in 1980, Joyce returned to Avon and was a representative for the next 30 years. During those 30 years, Joyce received many awards, including Avon's Rose Club & Presidents Club. She truly enjoyed getting out and meeting people.
Joyce also enjoyed traveling. She and Ed attended many IGAEA conferences that took them to College campuses all over the United States and even to London, England. Her favorite vacations were her trips to Hawaii and her cruise to Alaska.
In September 2012, Joyce decided to return to Wisconsin to be closer to her older children and siblings. She was happy to be "home", where so many of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren often stopped in to visit.

Joyce is survived by her children, Kerry (Mary) Larsen of Lone Rock, Bill Larsen (Lynn Simon) of Spring Green, Donna Larsen of Sauk City, Sharon Dederich of Lone Rock, Bob Larsen of La Crosse, Carole (Scott) Hall of Jackson, MI and Christopher Prahl of Jackson, MI; and her step-children, Patricia (Bob) Van Zandt, Barb (Rick) Titler, Michael Prahl, Katie (Phil) Barncard, and Nancy (Gary) Potts; 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Don (Carole) Troxel of Richland Center, 2 sisters, Norma Dellemann of Kenosha and Phyllis Camilli of Plymouth; sisters-in-law, Patty Troxel, Mary Fries, Florence (Donald) Moore; a brother-in-law Frank Prahl; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Larsen-Elton in 1992 and a son, James Larsen in 1967; her parents; a brother Bill Troxel Jr. and sisters, Marie Hale and Betty Spatola.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Joyce's honor on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM at the home of Kerry Larsen (1028 Fairview Ct., Lone Rock, WI 53556). The Clary Memorial Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. www.clarymemorialfuneralhome.com