Joyce Ann Bytof
October 26, 1936 - October 31, 2013
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Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map
Sunday 11/3, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Trinity Lutheran Church
209 South Allen Street
Appleton, WI
Monday 11/4, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Joyce was called to Heaven after a long and courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, October 31, 2013. It has not always been an easy battle, but one she continued to fight because she knew there was a purpose far greater than she ever understood. Her will to live outweighed even the toughest days. She…

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Jim Espeseth and family left a message on November 26, 2013:

Thanks for the wonderful time spent at our dining room table as the greatest of friends to my parents Earl and Thelma Espeseth as well as the rest of us in the family that so enjoyed their company. The intelligence and good humor present in both Joyce and Otto provided a great example of how to live one's own life in a true and enduring partnership, and another example of how Joyce and Otto will continue to live in all of us. Our hearts go out to the family and all who, along with us, will morn the loss of this great lady. A life well spent, with love and respect well earned.

Bob Ripp left a message on November 6, 2013:

Otto...you have my condolences for Joyce. Bob Ripp

meghan left a message on November 5, 2013:

i love that this mentions joyce giving toys to children, i still have a mouse she gave me when i was little. my mom worked for her for years and always had the best things to say about joyce, my heart goes out to the coldwell banker family she left behind. many heavy hearts this week.

Rosita Jackson-Enos left a message on November 5, 2013:

I still remain thakful to Joyce for all the wisdom she shared with me during the time she mentored me. The professional information she shared with me has been of exceptional value over the years since that time. She will continue to remain a shining example to me, as a professional and as a woman. I remain feeling blessed to have experienced the strength of her beautiful spirit and will keep all of her family in my daily prayers. Thank you Joyce for being willing to see me as a "diamond in the rough" instead of as the "lump of coal" I thought I was when I met you.

Linda Kennedy left a message on November 5, 2013:

The Lord blessed me when he brought Joyce in my life over 20 years ago. She was a wonderful friend and mentor. She helped me so much through difficult times in my life. She always took time for her friends. My prayers will be with Otto and her family for a long time

Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Gabriell Laughlin left a message on November 4, 2013:

We will miss you terribly Joyce! You were an inspiration to us all... Thank you so much for touching our lives!!!

Kathy Feldhausen left a message on November 4, 2013:

Joyce was an inspiration to all of us and will be remembered forever. As we live, her philosophies will work through us. She was a blessing. May God bless her and all whom
she has left behind.

Ted Laitner left a message on November 3, 2013:

God bless, Joyce. You will be missed by all of us.
Ted Laitner
Coldwell Banker TREG, Fish Creek

"Corky" Hellyer left a message on November 3, 2013:

Joyce is an inspiration to us all. She was a real cheerleader and contributor to Realtor and community issues as well as a very kind and thoughtful lady. We lost a champion;however, she leaves a legacy that will live on for many years. I raise a Dr. Pepper to a dear friend...

frannie (poitras) langner left a message on November 2, 2013:

THE Good Lord & Angels are with you now. My heart goes out to all of your wonderful family. The most beautiful, overwhelming obituary I have ever read. .

Butch Flor left a message on November 2, 2013:

You will be greatly missed. Hang in there Otto, we are all here for you.

Michael Mulleady left a message on November 2, 2013:

Thank- you Joyce for sharing a little bit of your knowledge and strength over the years. I have learned how to handle being sick and showing no weakness. You will be missed..

Gary R. Siebers left a message on November 2, 2013:

Thank you for your inspiration. Coldwell Banker San Diego.

GayLynn Holcomb left a message on November 2, 2013:

What a fabulous lady! She has been an inspiration to many! Blessings and love to all her family.

Scott E. High left a message on November 1, 2013:

When my brother informed me of Joyce's passing, my mind immediately went back 50 years to memories of Otto, Joyce, Lynda, Guy (and I think) Cory. I have to qualify my statements somewhat because I am no longer the 13 year old that you knew. The only saving grace is that Otto is now older than dirt and probably can't remember the Harmony House and all the shenanigans that went on there--mostly at my expense. Vance would no doubt step up and regale you with stories from the old days.

My sympathies to Otto and family on the passing of Joyce. She had to be extremely special to put up with Otto all those years. Something tells me that your family enjoyed boundless laughter together. Remember the good times and rejoice at your great memories.

Sue Hamer/Shorewest Realtors left a message on November 1, 2013:

Joyce certainly left the world a better place than when she entered it. Her leadership and commitment to success was evident in her day to day life. She was a role model to many. My sympathies to her family. May warm memories bring you peace.

Bob Salm left a message on November 1, 2013:

For many years I saw Joyce when she came to WHBY to record a Fox Cities Viewpoint. Over the past years when she had cancer I was always amazed how she never complained and always remained positive about life. Joyce was always grateful all that she had. She was always willing to share her time and talent with anyone who asked her for it. Our community has been blessed by all of the things Joyce did to make it a better place to live. Joyce will truly be missed.

John Geha left a message on November 1, 2013:

Joyce, Thank You for the many years of excellence, quality and ethics you brought to your business community and family. As much as I admired you as a leader in our profession, it was the commitment you and Otto had toward each other and your family that truly inspired all of us.
You have touched so many people in so many ways, you will always be with those in your life.

Pat Simmons Teague left a message on November 1, 2013:

My deepest sympathy to Otto and family. As a former Realtor with Bytof Realtors I remember the truly valuable leadership team of Otto and Joyce and know that the Real Estate Group would not be where it is today without their passion for the business of buying and selling real estate. Joyce will be missed but never forgotten. I heard this quote recently that gave me some comfort when remembering those I have lost. "Death is the end of a life not of a relationship."

Linda Blohm-Probst left a message on November 1, 2013:

Sorry to hear of Joyce's passing! Knew she was struggling for the last several years with cancer, but hadn't heard of her decline in health! Worked in customer service in 2006 & Joyce greeted me with a big smile & welcome to Coldwell (TREG). Thoughts and prayers to your entire family.

Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Susan Showers Anderson left a message on November 1, 2013:

Otto and Family,
I wanted to express my sincere sympathies on the passing of Joyce. I have not seen you both since a Coldwell Banker Convention a few years back. I remember when I was a member of the WRA how Joyce made a difference and she will be missed in many ways.

Wallie Manteuffel left a message on November 1, 2013:

OTTO & FAMILY
Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of Joyce. I worked for her for six years and found her kind, generous, and an inspiration to anyone she touched. She will be greatly missed.

Jan Edwards left a message on November 1, 2013:

Joyce fought a long and valiant fight - always positive and looking for ways to make a difference - lookng for ways to get the job done. She's off to find new challenges. God bless you Joyce, Otto and your entire extended family.

[email protected] left a message on November 1, 2013:

Kitty I was so sad to hear this news. Julie

MaryKay Shumway/Timothy Fuerst left a message on November 1, 2013:

Thank you for all you have done, Joyce, as a true inspiration to us all. Our deepest and most sincere condolences to the family at this time.

Jeff Antrican left a message on November 1, 2013:

Joyce and Otto have always been an inspiration, all the way to Oregon. Her tireless spirit; her openness about her battle about cancer; and the down to earth optimism leave a legacy to follow. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Gretchen Ugoretz left a message on November 1, 2013:

Joyce, you were an amazing lady. I am so happy our paths crossed. You were a true inspiration. Prayers for Otto and family.

Tammy Elliott left a message on November 1, 2013:

My sincerest sympathy to Otto and family. I had the wonderful opportunity to spend the day with Joyce for a TV news interview and it was clear she had an Incredible passion for life. Such a vibrant, strong woman. She shared so much with everyone around her. I walked in a stranger and left feeling like a friend, that was Joyce, thank you.

Jason Buss left a message on November 1, 2013:

I always appreciated your smile and attitude. You had opinions and views and the strength of conviction to share them. Your passion for your friends, family, business and country were evident. Thank you for everything! My deepest sympathy goes out to her family and friends.

Dawn & Mike Spranger left a message on November 1, 2013:

Tim, Renny & family...our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Joyce was a wonderful person who will be missed by many and has touched so many lives. May she rest in peace and shine down on us with her smile

Laura Trzebiatowski left a message on November 1, 2013:

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Laura Trzebiatowski left a message on November 1, 2013:

My deepest sympathy to Otto and family, She was simply an amazing women. She was such an inspiration to me. She will be deeply missed.

Linda Jones left a message on November 1, 2013:

My thoughts and prayers go out to Otto and the family. Joyce was an amazing woman and I'm blessed to have had the pleasure of working with her. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her inspiration will live on in the people she touched. Rest in peace dear Joyce, I will miss you.

Barbara Laib left a message on November 1, 2013:

My prayers for peace are with your family. Joyce, you are an inspiration to all who have known you. Thank you for the many contributions you have made to the real estate world and to the community. You will not be forgotten.

Bridget Gigot left a message on November 1, 2013:

Joyce you will never be gone, because of the impact of your generosity and hard work you have touched endless people and that will live on! An inspiration to the end!

Eric Johnston left a message on November 1, 2013:

Thank you Joyce for your inspirational life!! You will truly be missed by so many in the Fox Valley area. I'm so happy that you are in a better place and my prayers for strength are extended to your family and close friends. God Bless.

Tracy Curtin left a message on November 1, 2013:

My deepest sympathy goes out to Otto and Joyce's entire family. How blessed we all have been to have known her and witnessed what such a "giving soul" can accomplish. A true inspiration! Her hand-written notes are cherished...and surround my work space. She will be greatly missed by the entire community. Blessings to your family.

Jeff Kitchen left a message on October 31, 2013:

Joyce was an inspiration to all who followed her. We are all blessed to have been any part of her life.

Brenda Ort-Beauchamp left a message on October 31, 2013:

Joyces spirit will live on through all the great things she has done and all of the people she touched. Prayers for her family to heal.

Joanne Fischer Chastain left a message on October 31, 2013:

My dear, dear wonderful friend has gone on in front of us, still leading the way. She has been such a wonderful friend, like a sister to me, since one of the things we found in common early on in our friendship was being the only daughter and learning how to get along in a "man's" world thanks to our brothers. It is because of the love and trust that Joyce gave to me, it caused me to get involved volunteering in the community, since I came from another state and she took me under her wing. I am a much richer person because of Joyce Bytof.

Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Thomas Nelson left a message on October 31, 2013:

Very sorry to learn of Joyce's passing. A business and community leader that gave so much to the Fox Cities, she will be sorely missed. I hope her family, friends and colleagues take deep solace in knowing that her imprint on so many and her legacy will live on for generations. To Otto and the entire family, I offer my deepest condolensces.

Laurie Logan left a message on October 31, 2013:

Joyce will be deeply missed. Joyce, we will miss your smile, your laughter, your wit, and those beautiful eyes. I am grateful that you graced our lives with your many, many contributions. My thoughts and prayers are with you, with Otto, as well as your family, and many friends. Until we meet again, watch over us...

Carla Roberts left a message on October 31, 2013:

Joyce, I was only blessed to know you for a little while, but your sense of humor and modesty struck me from the first time we met. Then I saw you at the "Shall We Dance" fundraiser. When you said to me, "People ask me if I work at that place where Carla Roberts works." I never laughed so hard! Or felt so honored to be in such a presence. You are a great roll model and I will never forget you.

Kitty Kuhl left a message on October 31, 2013:

You will be missed Joyce. Your dedication to the Realtors of Wisconsin, your friendship with me and last but not least, your untiring zest for shopping...something we both shared. Take care and thank you for all you did.

Brenda Fritsch left a message on October 31, 2013:

A pioneer in real estate, fearless leader, advocate for professionalism & boundless generous energy. Joyce was an amazing strong woman who will not be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to her family.

Steve Lane left a message on October 31, 2013:

The world is a better place because of you, Joyce. You had an amazing love for your family, your friends and your associates. Thank you from all of us at the Wisconsin Realtors Association. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to your wonderful family. Your sense of adventure will live on.

Lori Koschnick left a message on October 31, 2013:

You will be missed -- your passion and energy and encouragement. Thank you, Joyce, for sharing your life with your CB-TREG Inc family. My prayers for peace are with your family.

Mari Reichel left a message on October 31, 2013:

I have been continually receiving a gift for over 32 years through my personal and Company relationship with Joyce. I can truly say I am blessed!
My whole heart goes out to Joyce's Family and pray that each person can find peace in their heart.
Much Love,
Mari Reichel

Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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