Joyce (Wallis) Brew

NORWAY – Joyce Elizabeth (Wallis) Brew, 87, of Norway, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Manor Health Care Services in Kingsford.

She was born on May 11, 1926, in Iron Mountain, daughter of the late Henry and Lottie (Cootware) Peronto.

Joyce graduated from Bark River High School in 1944. She attended Northern Michigan University and received her master’s degree in education. She taught at Carney Nadeau Elementary School, retiring in 1993.

She married John Wallis on March 24, 1953, he preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1976.

Joyce married William Brew on Aug. 6, 1981, he preceded her in death on Sept. 25, 2008.

She enjoyed traveling, reading, skeet shooting and golfing.

Joyce is survived by her sons, Stephen (Cathy) Schoen of Kingsford, Jack (Pam) Wallis of Kingsford, Mark (Debbie) Wallis of Grandville, Mich., Brad (Kim) Brew of Big Rapids, Mich., Scott (Cindy) Brew of Rapid River and Tim (Candy) Brew of Norway; daughter, Becky (Dale) Kocian of De Pere, Wis.; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Henry Peronto of Iron Mountain; several nieces and nephews.

Joyce was preceded in death by her grandson, Todd Schoen; brother, Lowell Peronto; sisters, Margaret LaRue, Marion Guy, Ethel Blackmore, Elaine Cunningham and Carol Corriveau.

Private family services will be held.

Interment will be held at Cemetery Park in Iron Mountain.

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Arrangements announced by the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.