Joy Nolan Death, Obituary – Joy S. Nolan, 82, crossed the gates of heaven with her family at her side on December 31, 2022. On February 8, 1940, in the town of Melrose, Illinois, Joy Clark was born to her parents, Harold and Lenora Clark. She later moved and began her life in Oakfield WI. She was a member of the Oakfield High School Class of 1958 when she graduated. After that, on July 19, 1958, in Fond du Lac, she wed the man who would become the love of her life, Ronald M. Nolan. Because Ron and Joy were inseparable, there was nothing that the two of them did separately that they didn’t also do together.
From raising six children to establishing and administering Wild Wings Hunting and Fishing Preserve, they displayed the definition of real love, and partnership for life. She put a tremendous amount of effort into all that she accomplished! She had a deep love and enthusiasm for animals, and she would save them and give her heart to anybody or everything that was in need. She was able to keep up and balance everything while keeping a grin on her face and an unending passion for life. She organized Christmas celebrations and other get-togethers for the family with such fervor that we will never forget the experience or the way it looked. She was able to guide you through any challenge that life threw at you with her calming and insightful advice.
There is nothing that you won’t be able to conquer and learn from if you have God as your closest friend and your teacher. She was like Jesus in that she was the unifying force that kept everyone and everything in place. She worked to draw the family together when life and circumstances were harsh. She taught her family and friends about unconditional love, forgiveness, and compassion since she experienced life through the lens of Jesus Christ. There was nothing in her life that could alter the way that she felt about anybody or anything she loved. Her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the source of the broadest grin that could be found on her face.
Even when her sickness progressed toward its latter stages. She never failed to call, make contact, or leave the kindest, most sincere words about how much she cherished each of us. She was the most unselfish woman you could ever meet since she devoted her life to her family. Whatever it was that she could do or contribute to assist, she did it with 100% effort. She will live on in each of our memories, and we shall mourn her terribly until we are reunited with each other in eternity. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Ron Nolan, her children: Tim (Julie) Nolan, Joe (Cheryl) Nolan, Kelly Nolan, Holly (Trent) Walker, and Patrick Nolan, 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, her brother Darrel Clark, and other relatives and friends. She was married to Ron Nolan for 64 years.
Her parents, her son Daniel Nolan, her grandkids Christopher Rochwite and Shayla Eiring, and her siblings Harold Clark Jr., Vivian LaVigne, Duane Clark, Larece Nykaza, and Morris Clark all passed away before she did. She is survived by her grandsons Christopher Rochwite and Shayla Eiring. At the visitation, which will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Kurki Funeral Chapel & Crematory located at 31 East Division Street in Fond du Lac, the family will meet visitors. A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be performed on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 2:00 PM at the Kurki Funeral Chapel & Crematory. The Reverend Norman Leatherwood will preside over the ceremony.