Joyce Rona Hurthibise
Date of Death: September, 21 2019
Joyce Rona Hurthibise, 88, Escanaba, passed away on Saturday September 21, 2019 at Christian Park Healthcare Center in Escanaba with her children at her side. She was born on November 30, 1930 in Escanaba, daughter of the late Ewald and Rona (Metivier) Alsten. In June 1950, she married the late Modest Hurthibise at St. Anne's Church.
Joyce enjoyed playing cards with her friends, traveling with family, but mostly being a loving mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her two children: Thomas Hurthibise and Linda (Daniel) Brachmann, a step-sister: Kathy Holdridge, a grandson: Christopher Brachmann, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers: Dwight Lee and Robert Alsten.
Friends may call from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 25, 2019 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home (400 S. 10th St., Escanaba, MI 49829) with parish prayers at 5:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday September 26, 2019 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church with Fr. Rick Courier officiating. Burial will follow Mass in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery. A luncheon will then be held in the church parish hall.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name, her family will direct all donations to the Community Action Adult Center where she greatly enjoyed spending time at.
Her family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Christian Park Healthcare Center and OSF St. Francis Hospital for their compassionate care given to Joyce.