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Joyce A. Oatman

Joyce A. Oatman

February 26, 2018

Joyce A. Oatman, 68, of Winter, WI, passed away Monday, February 26, 2018, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

She was born September 1, 1949, in Eau Claire, the daughter of Rex and Patricia Olson.  Joyce graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School and went on to attain an A.A.S. at Chippewa Valley Technical College.

Joyce married James Kopischkie in 1972 at St. Charles Catholic Church in Chippewa Falls.  He passed away in 2010.

She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Kopischkie; grandson, Aaron Burgess; sister, Janice Kurshner; brother, Rex Olson; several nieces and nephews; and by several special friends in Winter.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Caroline.

A Celebration of her life will be held from 1-5 p.m. March 24, 2018, at VFW Post 7232, 2900 W. Folsom St. Eau Claire.

Burial of Joyce’s cremains will be held at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery, Eau Claire. 

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services of Altoona is serving the family.  To express condolences online, please visit www.chippewavalleycremation.com.


1-5 p.m. March 24, 2018, at VFW Post 7232, 2900 W. Folsom St. Eau Claire.

Florist Information

All flowers should be delivered to the VFW on Folsom St. by 12:30 pm on March 24.


  • Ron Halpern With the passing of Joyce the MHS class of '67 has lost a loved and valued member of our collective community. '67 was a class of profoundly good, decent, accomplished individuals. And yet, though we may have followed divergent oaths in our lives we are, and always will be, bound together by our common humanity and common experiences growing up in a singular community like Eau Claire. Joyce' passing is a loss to all of us. But we may take comfort in knowing that she, and indeed all of us, will eventually be all together again.

    Ron Halpern

    March 1 at 9:35pm

  • jean behnke wisnewski Sorry to hear of the loss of fellow classmate Joyce. I do remember her from high school and want to say how sorry I'am to hear of her passing. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

    March 1 at 12:53pm

  • Linda McMahon Wildes Joyce and I were friends during our high school years, and I have looked for her on the Website and at re-unions. I am so sorry we lost touch. She was such a beautiful person.

    March 1 at 11:11am

  • Nate Stafford Deepest sympathies Pam, sorry for your loss.

    March 1 at 10:09AM

  • Bud and Li3nda Schweikert So sorry for your loss Pam. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

    February 27 at 12:53PM

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