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Joyce Elaine Wrobleski

02/04/1929 - 05/04/2020

Joyce E. Wrobleski, 91, of Virginia, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 at her residence. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Mom grew up on the Higgins Location and was quite the busy girl. She loved visiting with all the people in the neighborhood. She married young and had 6 children which kept her quite busy. She was involved with the PTA, Red Cross and had her sewing club. During all that, she managed to get her nursing license and worked for the Virginia Hospital for 36 years as an LPN, and she loved it. She had moved her family to the country in 1964, where she spent 49 years. While living in the country, she enjoyed ice skating, cross country skiing, taking tap dancing lessons, planting rows of trees where she participated in a tree farming program, gardening, reading, crocheting, pealing the bark off her wood and then piling the wood in perfect rows. She lived a long and fulfilling life and will be missed greatly by her family.

She is survived by her children, Christine Maki, Frederick Wrobleski, Carrie (James) Kochaver, Michael (Sharon) Wrobel, and Karen Shoars; grandchildren, Terry (Patti) Maki, Jr., David (Stephanie) Maki, Peter Maki, Galen (Amanda) Maki, Melane (Nathan) Rankin, Mickey (Euan) Wrobleski, Lisa (Tim) Robinson, Billy Barkley, Jeremy (Shanon) Wrobleski, Nicholas Wrobleski, and JoJo Wrobleski; great grandchildren, Tyler Maki, Courtney Maki, Abby Maki, Jack Maki, Emma Maki, Maiah Maki, Sydney Maki, Katrena (Craig) Schilling, Elizabeth Maki, McKenna Maki, Braden Barkley, Adeline Barkley, Gage Wrobleski, Cord, Lingelbach, and Chloe Lingelbach; great-great grandchildren, Atlas Schilling and Persephone Schilling.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Rajala and Ila Kekalainen; sons, Leo, Jr. and Joseph Wrobleski; grandson, Jesse Maki; brother, Richard Rajala; and sons-in-law, Terrence Maki and Roger Shoars.

6 thoughts on “Joyce Elaine Wrobleski”

  1. Gayle Dibley says:

    Joyce was the professional nurse. Kind, compassionate and dedicated. She was always smiling and full of energy. My sympathy to you at this time

  2. Dawn (Brunfelt) Harju says:

    Hi all of you! So sad to hear about your mom. I have many wonderful memories and the last time i saw her asked about you Carrie (of course) she looked as beautiful as ever! As you know having spent a lot of time there she was like a second mom to me. Needless to say she was was always wonderful to all of us. I can’t tell how many times I have thought about her and the family. Take care..sincere sympathy. Dawn

  3. My grandma was the kindest person and was always looking for the good in people. I entered the nursing world and followed in her footsteps as an LPN. I was blessed to have her in mine and my daughter katrenas life for so many years, sharing lots of laughs and memories. Such a beautiful sole.

  4. Sharon Chopp Vaida says:

    I worked with Joyce at VRMC when I started out as a young nurse. She was a hard worker and took pride in her work. She was always put together so nicely. A beautiful person. I enjoyed my talks with her.
    With fond memories,
    Sharon Chopp Vaida

  5. Steve and Marie Turner says:

    Chris, Our caring thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy are with you and your family.

  6. Louise Condit says:

    Louise Condit did not know Joyce but I worked with her grandson Jeremy Wtobleski at Fortune Bay years ago. I just wanted to let Jeremy that my Arms are around you at this difficult time. I’m in the phone book if you’d like to touch base again. Take care and remember the good times ok.

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