By Huehns Funeral Home
Joyce L. Arzich, 70, of Egg Harbor, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay following a sudden illness.
She was born September 25, 1946 in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of the late Bud and Onda (Short) Wallen.
Joyce graduated from TF South High School in Lansing, IL before receiving her Masters in Nursing from the University of St. Francis. Her nursing career spanned 33 years in Intermediate and Intensive Care. She gave 19 years at Munster Community Hospital and 13 years at Door County Memorial Hospital.
On November 7, 1964, she was united in marriage to Anthony J. Arzich in Crown Point, IN. They have been coming to Door County for over 30 years and moved her permanently in 2000.
Joyce believed in lifelong learning and was an avid reader. Enjoying crossword puzzles, long walks with her dog Winston, and time with Grand Daughter Erin. Joyce was especially fond of being near or on the water and viewing the sunset. Working outside and tending to her flower gardens and Hummingbirds brought her great joy. She also enjoyed photography, crotchet, cooking and entertaining family.
Joyce will be deeply missed by her husband, Anthony of Egg Harbor; two sons, Mike (Moira) Arzich of Aurora, IL, Anthony (Tricia) Arzich (and their daughter, Erin) of Valparaiso, IN; one brother, Victor Wallen of Phoenix, AZ; four sisters, Connie (Clark) Simonds of Tucson, AZ, Sandee Kennedy of Austin, TX, Ruby (Ron Mangerchine) Wallen of New Orleans, LA, Brenda Wallen of Highland, IN.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 4, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegman as celebrant. Inurnment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery columbarium.
Friends may call at the church on Monday, September 4, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Joyce’s memory for the Door County Humane Society, or the Door County Memorial Hospital Foundation, nursing scholarship fund.