Joyce A. Morrow

Joyce A. Morrow, age 87, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away Monday, September 27, 2021, at Liberty Village Assisted Living in Adams, Wisconsin.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Friendship followed by a memorial mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Father David Bruener will officiate.  Interment will be at the St. Leo Catholic Cemetery, Friendship, WI immediately after mass.

Joyce was born August 9, 1934, in Madison, Wisconsin to August and Hazel (Black) Hoffer. She graduated from Madison East High School in 1952 and from UW Whitewater with her bachelor’s degree in Education in 1957.

Joyce married Ivan C. Morrow on July 16, 1960, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Madison, Wisconsin. Joyce worked as a teacher for several years, then as a mother and homemaker raising her 6 children.

Joyce was passionate about children and family.  Her face lit up with joy when children were near.  She loved to spend time with kids doing activities such as crafting, gardening, baking, reading, teaching, and playing games. Family was the most important aspect in her life; she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Joyce was a homebody and enjoyed spending time in her yard and garden.  She loved flowers and birds, the quiet beauty of nature.  In the home, Joyce’s hobbies included sewing, crafting, and reading.  Joyce was also a member of PCCW at St. Joseph Catholic Church and making Ivan square dance with her with a local dance group. Getting out and away from home, Joyce and Ivan traveled to Door County for summer getaways every year where they also watched performances by the Peninsula Players.  Joyce and Ivan took grandchildren to Yellowstone.  In their later years they took several bus trips to the east and west coast.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, Matthew August Hoffer & Hazel (Black) Hoffer; husband, Ivan Morrow; daughter, Valerie Campbell; brothers, Darrell Hoffer & Jerry Hoffer; brothers-in-law, Harold (Jean) Morrow, Kenneth (Mary) Morrow, and sister-in-law, Elizabeth (John) Neff.

Survivors include her daughters, Margret Mary Schwartz (John) of Arkdale, WI; Kari Lynne Osborn (Ronald) of Adams, WI; sons, Michael John Morrow (Sandy Roberts) of Friendship, Matthew James Morrow (Beverly) of Friendship, Mark Richard (Ann) Morrow of Slinger, WI; brother Richard Hoffer (Luann) of LaFarge, WI; sisters-in-law, Kathrine Friedland & Patricia Lea; brothers-in-law, Alvin Morrow (Bernadette) & Richard Morrow (Cathy); grandchildren, Amanda Ebert (Kevin), Greg Morrow, Yusef Sohail, Alex Sohail, Anastasia Morrow, Asia Bay (Dillion), Taylor Osborn (Tony Schraughnagle), Danielle Morrow, Autumn Morrow, Ivan Morrow & Zack Campbell; great-grandchildren, Kelsie Ebert, Kinnlie Ebert, Kylie Ebert, Grayson Schraughnagle, Kali Black & Hugo Bay, and son-in-law, Ed Campbell of Baraboo, WI.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association.



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  1. Rick H. Falk says:

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. My prayers are with you.

  2. sylvia espinoza says:

    Mike Kari Peggy Matt Mark and all of the morrow grandchildren so very sorry for the loss of Joyce she was an awesome sweet lady. I feel very blessed to have known her I am sure the heaven’s will shine a bit brighter now with her there and she is with Ivan and Valerie again… my heart love and prayers are with you all rest in peace Joyce until we meet again sweetheart

  3. Maria Espinoza says:

    My deepest condolences to each and everyone in the Morrow family and all those whom where near and dear to Joyce
    May God bless your days ahead w peace and cherished memories

  4. Renee L Schindlbeck says:

    And now, they are together again! ❤ I am so happy for them, but sad for you kids. God Bless them and their beautiful life together. Renee and Jim Schindlbeck

  5. Dave & Jane Grabarski says:

    We send out sincere condolences on your Mom’s passing.

  6. Sheldon and Donna Sundsmo says:

    So sorry for your loss

  7. Randy and Sue Anderson says:

    Sending our condolences to the Morrow family. So sorry for your loss.

  8. Sally Dummitt says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Morrow family.

  9. Bob and Janis Cada says:

    Hugs and prayers for your families 💕

  10. Peg Johnston says:

    To all of the Morrow family. You are all in our thoughts.
    Possibly the fact they went so close to one another; you will always know they are together

  11. Dorothy Brennecke says:

    Peggy and Kari,
    My sincere condolences to you and your family’s. Your parents were wonderful people. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. Shelly Kierstyn says:

    Hugs and prayers to the whole Morrow family.

  13. Cathleen Renner says:

    To the whole Morrow family: So sorry for all of your losses. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that others care. Our deepest sympathy. Randy and Cathy Renner

  14. Dick and Marj Colby says:

    Our hearts go out to the entire Morrow family at this difficult time. Joyce was a loving and caring woman who always spread positive thoughts. She uplifted those she met. Cherish all the memories you all made together.

  15. Patricia Gervais and Family says:

    Deepest condolences to all of the Morrow family. Joyce was a sweet and gentle person and always had time for a short visit before Mass. Enjoyed seeing Joyce and Ivan whenever we would run into each other…..two sweethearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family and friends……..and know that God walks with you, especially during difficult times like this. May God Bless your family. Hugs

  16. Peg Lecy says:

    May God family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. So sorry on your loss

  17. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    We are sorry for your loss of Joyce. Our hearts go out to you; may many good memories sustain you during this difficult time.

  18. Greg & Linda Sorenson says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the Morrow family.

  19. Lizz & Ken Flory says:

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs to the Morrow family.

  20. Don and Karen (Hartwig) Rathke says:

    Our Deepest Sympathy to the Morrow family.

  21. Dody Klaus & Jr. Mc Nair says:

    Prayers to the Morrow families.

  22. Sue Moran says:

    Peg & families, so sorry for your double loss. Prayers & hugs to comfort all.

  23. Darlene Warp says:

    So sorry for your loss. Now your mom and dad are together again.

  24. Shawna Gruber says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.. sending prayers to your family

  25. Cassie Lynch says:

    My condolences to you all. It was an Honor and a privilege to of know both Joyce and Ivan. They will be deeply missed by those of us at Liberty. Gone but never forgotten, rest in peace

  26. Kay Theisen says:

    I send my love and prayers to all of you

  27. Sam says:

    Oh sweet Joyce. I will never forget her smile when she was happy. It was so genuine and sincere. I am glad I got to care for her the short time I did. I am so happy she is not suffering any longer and is with her family up in heaven.

  28. Judy Allen says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire Marrow family. You all have been hit hard in a short time. Hang on to all your old memories and know your Mom and Dad are together again. Dennis and Judy

  29. Lisa Gregory says:

    My heart goes out to all of Joyce’s family during this difficult time, losing both Ivan & Joyce so close together. I will keep you all in my prayers! They are together again❤️
    Joyce was a very sweet lady & will be missed.
    Rest In Peace Joyce

  30. Karen Murphy Rank says:

    Peggy I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Sending prayers and hugs. Love you my friend

  31. Dean and Donna Kirsenlohr says:

    Morrow family, deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother. Keeping you in our prayers.

  32. Ninita says:

    You will be missed

  33. Monica Arndt (Twachtman) says:

    My deepest sympathy to you all. This past few months have not been good for you. Many happy memories growing with your family.

  34. Mark R Morrow says:

    I love you with all my heart MOM rest in peace

  35. Chuck and Barb (Larson) Dehmlow says:

    To the Morrow family, Sending sincere condolences to you and yours during these difficult times.

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