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Life Story / Obituary
Joyce E. Erhardt, 94, was welcomed into the arms of her Heavenly Father Saturday, July 17, 2021. She was born on the Ojibwe Indian Reservation in Hayward, WI, February 19, 1927, daughter of the late Theodore Rogers and Theresa (Nee: LaRonge) Dennis. Joyce and her mother moved to Racine in 1944.
On June 7, 1952, at St. Rose Catholic Church she was united in marriage to Clinton H. Erhardt and together they were blessed with 6 children. Clint preceded her in death February 23, 2014. Joyce was dedicated to raising and taking care of her family. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, animals and anything that included her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was proud of her Native American Heritage and was a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be dearly missed.
Surviving are her children, Donald Hanson (Nita) of Kenosha, David Erhardt of Racine, Dean (Kathy) Erhardt of Racine, Douglas Erhardt of Racine, Daniel Erhardt (Kim) of Racine, Diane (Frank) Gregory of Caledonia; 10 grandchildren, Scott, Steve, and Jeff Hanson, Jenifer (Dave) Fechner, Jimmy Erhardt (Lisa), Nate Erhardt (Kinzie), Jake Erhardt, and Melissa Erhardt (Brandon), Sarah (David) Jaeck, Josh Gregory, Benny Erhardt; 14 loving great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Helyn Blodgett; other relatives and dear friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Carl Sandstrom; brother, Tony Dennis; sister, Geraldine (Gordon) Alford; niece, Charlene Alford; daughter-in-law, Debi Erhardt; and brother-in-law, Bob Blodgett.
Relatives and friends may meet at the funeral home Friday, July 23, 2021, 10-11 am. A memorial service will follow at 11am with Deacon Doug Gundlach officiating. Private interment will be held at Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery at a later date. Memorials to one’s favorite Animal Shelter have been suggested. The service will be live streamed and may be viewed by going to the funeral home website, select Joyce’s page, select service, and select live stream.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Aurora Hospice for their loving and compassionate care.