Joyce Marie Pacholka
February 13, 1941 - February 6, 2021
The family will welcome friends from 9 - 11 AM on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oscoda, MI.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church ~ Oscoda, Michigan
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM (instate 9 – 11 AM) on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oscoda, MI with Monsignor James Brucksch officiating.
Joyce Marie Pacholka
Age 79, of Oscoda, MI, formerly of Bay City, MI passed away on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital in Saginaw, MI. She was born on February 13, 1941 in Fraser, MI to the late James and Florence Rifenbark (nee Bellor). Joyce graduated from T.L. Handy High School in Bay City, MI. She worked for the Oscoda Area School System in the Food Service Department for 30 years and was known as either “Ms. Joyce” or “The Cook” by all those who knew and loved her. Joyce also spent some time working at Hallmark in Oscoda and at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base Exchange, but the most important job of all her years was raising her family. Joyce had a special place in her heart for all children and always made time in her life for the children who needed her most. Every year at Christmas time, Joyce would adopt a family in need and she made sure that come Christmas morning, there were presents under the Christmas tree for them. Many friends were involved in the process each Christmas and it was both a joyful time, but also a humbling experience for everyone who lent a helping hand. Joyce is survived by her loving husband, Kenneth Pacholka whom she married on July 11, 1959; children, Kenneth W. Pacholka II, Todd A. Pacholka, Jeffrey J. (Carolyn) Pacholka and Jimmy Reames; siblings, Gerald Rifenbark, Kay (Tom) Moran, Dorothy Rifenbark and Martin(Crystal) Rifenbark; grandchildren, Kenneth W. Pacholka III, Jaclyn R. Pacholka, Todd A. Pacholka II and Nathan A. Pacholka; great-grandchildren, Skyler, Tayler, Addison, Olivia, Elizabeth, Katelynn and Reese. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Gloria “Cora” Moran and twin grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 AM (instate 9 – 11 AM) on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oscoda, MI. Monsignor James Brucksch will officiate and the interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. You may offer your condolences online at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery ~ Oscoda, Michigan