Joyce Carol Blindauer

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MIDDLETON - Joyce Carol Blindauer, 93, of Middleton, passed away on June 10, 2022, surrounded by family. She was born on Dec. 24, 1928, in Iron Mountain, MI, the daughter of Guillamae and Harold Christian. In 1949, she met the love of her life, Donald J. Blindauer at her sister, Gloria’s wedding. They were married on May 19, 1951, at First Methodist Church in Green Bay and enjoyed 66 wonderful years together.

Upon graduation from Kingsford High School, Joyce moved to Green Bay and worked for the Veterans Administration and then became the private secretary to the president of Bay West Paper Company. After marriage, Joyce and Don moved to Madison where Don completed law school and Joyce worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital and then the Soil Conservation Service. She became a stay-at-home mom while her children were growing up after which she worked for Middleton Insurance Company and then became the secretary for Don’s law practice in Middleton until retirement.

Joyce was a founding member of the Middleton Opti-Mrs Club which was in existence for 50 years. She served as secretary, president and on the board of directors. She also volunteered for the Dane County Red Cross for over 40 years. She was an active member of the Middleton Merry Wives Homemakers Club, an extension of the Dane County Homemakers Club, where she served as secretary and president. She had been a member of the Middleton Community Church for many years.

Family camping and fishing trips to Canada, Sheboygan and Door County were among her treasured memories. She also enjoyed quilting, and trips with her sister to the National Quilt Show in Paducah, KY.  Feeding and watching the birds in her backyard was a favorite pastime. Weekly visits with her great-grandson, Kaeden, where she could play with him, read to him and watch him grow were truly special to her and filled her last years with immense joy.

Joyce is survived by her son, John (Nancy) Blindauer, Cross Plains; grandson, Lucas (Gwyn) Blindauer, Arlington; great-grandson, Kaeden Blindauer, Arlington; daughter, Kari (Todd) Landry, Gardiner, Maine; and granddaughter, Madison Landry, Arlington, VA. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald Blindauer; parents, Guillamae and Harold Christian; sister, Gloria Walsh; brother-in-law, Richard Walsh; niece, Linda Sudgeon; brother, Gene Christian; sister-in-law, Carol Christian; and nephew, David Christian.

As per her wishes, there will be no services. Online condolences may be made at


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