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Lila Mae "Joyce" Tricker

April 30, 1927 May 11, 2010
Lila Mae "Joyce" Tricker
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Lila Mae Joyce Tricker, 83, resident of Cushing, WI died Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at her residence.

Lila Mae Joyce Murphy was born to Ralph and Mildred Murphy on April 30, 1927 in Frederic WI. She attended Alabama and Luck Schools. On March 21, 1945 she met Donald Allen Tricker while on a blind date. After 3 dates they both knew that “this was it”. He sent her a diamond locket from San Francisco on the way overseas. They were married on Sept. 11, 1949 at Atlas United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on March 21, 1986.

Joyce’s interests were in her beautiful knitting, crocheting, and she was a 4-H leader as well as active in Homemakers. She grew wonderful strawberries and raspberries. She was a die-hard Twins fan. Her family and her faith were the most important things in her life. As Mom, Grandma and Great-Grandma she was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her parents; brothers, Robert (Della) Murphy, Orville Murphy; sister, Margaret (Urban) Olson; sisters-in-law, Margie Klingelhoets and Phyllis Waugaman; and a granddaughter.

Survivors include 5 sons and 1 daughter: Gary (Betty) Tricker of Viroqua, WI, Allen Tricker and Ramona Tretsven of Luck, Sheryl (Lloyd) Simons of New Brighton, MN, James (Patti) Tricker of River Falls, WI, Lynn (Annie) Tricker of Cumberland and Rick (Kelly) Tricker of Luck.

Grandchildren include: Melissa and Craig Klar, Heather and Steve Frommell, Kathryn Tricker, Adam Tricker, Jamie Tricker/Swanke and Matt Swanke, Andrew and Nicole Tricker, Sam and Kate Tricker, Emily Tricker, Erin Tricker and Jesse Zamudio, Kevin Simons, Brian Simons and Alycia Griep, Cindy (Bill) Branch, Butch (Danielle) Simons, Daniel and Mariah Tricker, Sarah and Jason Bohn, Chelsea and Ray Reynaga, Ryan (Heidi) Van Nurden, Bridget (Matt) Hieb, Toni Tricker, Randi Hawkins, Jessica and Darren Peterson, Jack Tricker. She is also survived by 23 Great-Grandchildren. She is survived by one sister-in-law, Delores (Doddy) Murphy and one brother-in-law, George Klingelhoets. She is also survived by two special nieces, Barb (Butch) Hunter and Judy (David) Johnson.

She is also survived by many family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Atlas United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 11:00a.m. - preceded by a 10:00 visitation. Visitation will also be held Friday, May 14 at Rowe Funeral Home in Luck, WI from 5-7:00 p.m. Rev. Carolyn Saunders will be officiating. Music will be provided by pianist, Toni Koons. Pallbearers will include Adam Tricker, Andrew Tricker, Kevin Simons, Brian Simons, Daniel Tricker and Sam Tricker.
As information is updated it can be found on the following websites: and or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444.
Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, WI have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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