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Joan M. Grizzle, 60

Joan Marie Grizzle, age 60, of Ellsworth, Wis., passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, July 22.

Joan was born the daughter of Ernest and Elaine (Walz) Huppert on June 27, 1954, in Red Wing, Minn. She was a graduate of Ellsworth High School. On Sept. 24, 1977, she married James "Griz" Grizzle. Joan worked for 28 years for The St. Paul Companies and was most recently employed by Brotoloc of Ellsworth.

Joan was an amazing woman inside and out. Anyone who knew her, knew how big her heart was. She was a loving, warm, kind, caring, and giving woman. She was strong, and could lift you up when you were feeling down, you could count on her to be there for you. She meant the world to us and there is no one who could ever take her place, not even for a single day.

She was a precious gift from God, as she showed a special kind of love, a love that took care of us all. Her laughter was so strong that in a midst of a storm she could make it calm. This was a woman who lived for her children and grandchildren. There is no doubt we meant the world to her, as she did to us. She will be truly missed and forever remembered.

Joan is survived by her husband James "Griz" Grizzle, Ellsworth; mother, Elaine Huppert, Ellsworth; four children, Ann (Trevor) Thompson, Wausau, Wis., Jon Grizzle, Ellsworth, Jamie (Ben Bergh) Grizzle, Ellsworth, Jay (Amanda McIntyre) Grizzle, Ellsworth,; seven grandchildren, Parker Grizzle, Landon, Coltyn, Reese and Gradyn Thompson, and Coehn and Haylee Bergh; three brothers, Roger (Nancy) Walz, David (Tammie) Huppert, and Kevin (Tonya) Huppert.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Huppert.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, at St. Francis Catholic Church, Ellsworth, Wis. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Hill Funeral Home, Ellsworth and for one hour prior to the Mass at the church on Monday.

Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Ellsworth, Wis., is serving the family.