Joyce Ann Stein

November 18, 1942 - March 02, 2023


Obituary For Joyce Ann Stein


Joyce Ann (Baldwin) Stein, age 80, died on March 2, 2023 at Noel Manor in Verona Wisconsin.

Joyce was born November 18, 1942 to Ray and Fern (Setzer) Baldwin in Fond du Lac Wisconsin. In 1961 she graduated from Goodrich High School in Fond du Lac. She attended the University of Wisconsin where she met her future husband on a blind date. On September 4, 1965 she married ENS Paul Stein, USN and became a proud Navy wife. The highlight of those 8 years was the drive to the Canal Zone and 3 years in the tropics. In 1973 Paul resigned his commission and they moved back to Verona where they raised their family. In 1992 she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cardinal Stritch College.

The navy years instilled a love for travel. Over the years they visited 43 countries, all 50 states, and 11 Canadian provinces. Music was another passion. She was a longtime member of the Madison Diocesan Choir and enjoyed many seasons of Broadway at the Overture. Her last show was “Jesus Christ Superstar” which she thoroughly enjoyed a week before passing. She enjoyed Badger sports especially women’s hockey and volleyball. Her greatest love was family. There were many weekends spent in bowling alleys and swimming pools. Other highlights were a vacation in California when the children were young, and a week at Disney World with the whole family.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Paul; son Richard (Kelly), Muskego, WI; daughter Karen (Kevin Carr), Gurnee, IL; grandchildren Aidan and Logan Stein and Kinzie Carr. She is further survived by brothers-in Law Del Lynch, Bernard Stein (Lynn); and Sister-in Law Margaret (Bruce) Sharp; 72 nieces and nephews spanning 3 generations. She was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law George and Bernardine Stein, sister-in-law Georgeann Lynch, and grandson Patrick Carr.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at St. Christopher Parish, 301 N. Main Street, Verona with Father Rob Butz officiating and Father Jay Poster concelebrating. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 AM until the time of Mass. Internment will be at a later date at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Oahu, Hawaii.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Madison Diocesan Choir.
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Mass of Christian Burial

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St. Andrew Catholic Church 301 N. Main St. Verona, WI 53593 Get Directions »
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  • 03/14/2023

    Joyce, I am so saddened to hear of your passing, I wish that I could have seen you more. It will always be a pleasure in my heart filled with joyful memories having been able to work for you. With love, Hannah Bly

  • 03/06/2023

    Deepest condolences to the Stein family. As a friend of Karen Stein and Kevin Carr, I now see where Karen got her musical background. I'm sure her mom was very proud of her daughter's many musical performances, and, no doubt, vice versa. Hugs to you all.

  • 03/04/2023

    My deepest sympathies to Paul and family. I really enjoyed meeting Joyce at Noel Manor, I always loved seeing her for breakfast, she will be missed. Michelle

  • 03/04/2023

    Our sincere sympathies to your entire family. Joyce and her family have been a part of our lives for so many, many years involved in church, scouts, school, Edgefest and Overture. Sending big hugs and warm thoughts and much love to you all. Our most recent memories are of her flying by in her scooter always on to another adventure filled with great zest to enjoy one more day.


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