Joyce Ninmann

Joyce Jeanette Ninmann, 84 of Watertown, formerly Merrill, was called to her heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Marquardt Memorial Manor of Watertown. Joyce was born July 8, 1938, the daughter of Alfred and Clara (Borchardt) Vandre in Merrill, WI. Joyce enjoyed knitting and gardening in her spare time. Above all else, she cherished time spent with her family and friends.

Joyce is survived by: her children Penny (Daniel) Sullivan of Watertown, Barbara Bartelt of Winchester, KY, Julie Bartelt of Watertown, and Michael Bartelt of Milwaukee; grandchildren Justin (Lisa) and Kayla Magritz, Kristi Quaderer; great-grandchildren Alexis and Noah Braker, Clint Jr., Tatiana, and Evelyn Parker, Dayne Wegner; Siblings Alan (Cindy) Vandre of Merrill, Beverly Kloss of Beaver Dam, Richard (Kathy) Vandre of Merrill, Leroy (Lorri) Vandre of Merrill, and Betty (Mike) McGraw of Gleason. Joyce is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other realtives and friends. Joyce is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Joann (Lavern) Krueger and Barbara Vandre, and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, July 24, 2023, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the Town of Corning, WI. Visitation will take place at the church from 10:00am until the time of service. Burial will follow the service at the church cemetery. The Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home is caring for the family. To place an online condolence, please visit

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