My mother Joyce, passed away unexpectedly in 2012. She spent most of her adult life as a teacher. She loved helping young kids develop into the adults they were meant to become. She and I always had a connection with trees, so Joyce’s Forest was born in her memory. We are hoping to be able to plant trees to anyone who wants one in the Fox Valley. I miss her every day and if we can plant some trees to make this world a better place; then I know she is smiling down on all of us. So that is why I started Joyce's Forest. I miss my mom and like to plant trees. Help me make this world a better place.
Joyce Marie (Berg) Killian, 62, Hobart, passed away suddenly at home, Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Joyce was born May 8, 1950, in Green Bay, to Raymond and Faith Berg. She was the oldest of eight children. Joyce was a graduate of St. Joseph Academy and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay where she earned her teaching degree. She was currently a second grade teacher at Martin Luther King Elementary School.
On July 29, 1972, Joyce married Robert Killian and together they had four children; Dawn, Leigh Anne, Greg and Paul. She will be forever remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter and grandmother. She was especially close to her grandchildren, Lexi, Luke and Jay. Although she never met her grandchildren Jaxson, Claire, River or Serenity, I know she knows them well. Joyce also had a special relationship with her dog, Stewie. Joyce enjoyed reading, especially late night, doing crossword puzzles, schoolwork, and fishing with her husband, Bob. She was looking forward to her retirement where she and Bob planned to spend “fishing” on their boat.
Joyce will be deeply missed by her all that were lucky enough to have known her.
“Planting one tree at a time, helping one person at a time.”
Joyce’s Forest is a group that plants trees for free around the Fox Valley area. Our mission is to plant as many trees as we can to help improve our Earth with any extra money that we can raise during the process goes to next years free tree planting. Established in 2022, we look forward to our first year of planting and help enrich our community.
We have received more silver maple tree requests than we could have imagined. From planting trees at people's homes, on local colleges, small businesses and donating trees to Girl Scout troops, Joyce’s Forest is happy to be helping over 100 people in our first year and hoping to plant over 500 trees in the next four years. We will only exist with the help from our community. Feel like you might want us to plant a tree for you or want to volunteer? Please contact us on Facebook, our website, or through email.
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