Joyce Ann Plate (Harry), of Hales Corners, 83, was reunited with her husband in eternal life, on March 26th, 2022.
Joyce was born on August 9th of 1938 to Alvin and Phyllis Harry. She grew up with 4 siblings in the Milwaukee area and graduated from Menominee Falls High School. She was married to the love of her life, Richard Plate, in 1957, for 52 wonderful years where they welcomed four children into the world: Randy, Jeri, Steve, and Tammy and had many dogs as well. She loved every moment that she was able to spend with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that she had, such as weekly phone calls, personal visits and family holidays. Joyce loved to travel with her family as often as she could all over the country while checking things off her bucket list, such as going on an Alaskan Cruise.
Joyce enjoyed waking early, having a cup of coffee and reading the paper every day. She was beloved by her community when she was seen as a crossing guard for children at the neighborhood schools, cashiering at the local grocery story and even walking every day through Hales Corners. She spent most of her days in her gardens growing beautiful flowers and delicious vegetables that she shared with others. Joyce also spent every day watching birds outside, enjoying her bird feeders. On days that she could not spend outside, she spent them in front of her fireplace warming up and watching Jeopardy. She was cherished and will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Phyllis, her husband Richard, her sister Carol and her brother Dennis. She is survived by her siblings: Marilyn Schwartz, Marvin (Wilma) Harry; children: Randy (Ronda) Plate, Jeri (Jeff) Nettesheim, Steven Plate and Tammy Brown; her grandchildren: Danielle (Bill) Beer, Lindsey (Michael) Porter, Lacey (Pat) Mahoney, Joshua Brown, Rachel (Darren) Banaszak, Jessica (Sampson) Boham, Joseph (Lauren) Brown, and Jacquelyn Brown; her great-grandchildren: Patrick, Katelyn, Emily, Andrew, Alexander, Olivia, Mia, Gavin, Paisley, Avery, and Kitson; and further survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.