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Joyce L. Nesbit Bruns


August 17, 2018

MADISON, Wis. - Joyce L. Nesbit Bruns, 90, of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at Agrace HospiceCare.

She was the daughter of Edwin and Florence (Olson) Mattson, growing up in Iron Belt. Joyce was united in marriage to Leonard Nesbit in 1948; they were blessed with three children. Leonard passed away at a young age, in 1975. She was then united in marriage to William Bruns in 1982.

Joyce is survived by her son, Brian (Dorothy) Nesbit; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, John (Gerri) Mattson; sisters, Beverly (John) Bearwolf Pickle and Flora (Phil) Sprecher, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Leonard Nesbit; daughter, Renee Nesbit; son, Gordon Nesbit; brother, Dean Mattson, and husband, William Bruns, just 11 days before her passing.

Funeral services will be held at Lake Edge Lutheran Church, 4202 Monona Dr., Madison at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, with the Rev. Stephen Marsh and the Rev. Katya Ouchakof presiding.

Burial will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park in Madison. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 until 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20. Memorials may be made to Lake Edge Lutheran Church.

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