Joy Joan Schmirler

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Joy Joan Schmirler

June 17, 1922 - September 09, 2018

BRAZIL - Joy Joan Schmirler, 96, of Brazil, passed away at home on Sept. 9, 2018, following a brief illness.
Joy was born in West Bend, Wis., on June 17, 1922, the daughter of Victor and Veronica (Rhoden) Daskam.
She attended high school in Oshkosh, Wis., where she met her husband Richard Schmirler. In 1967 they purchased and operated Culligan Water Conditioning in Brazil (the current Senior Center of Clay County) where she worked as the secretary.
In her earlier years she enjoyed taking care of her garden and yard. She was an avid reader and educated herself on many different topics even into her 90's. She loved being with family and enjoyed time with her grandchildren.
She was a faithful and devoted member of the former St. Paul Lutheran Church in Brazil, where she enjoyed teaching Sunday school and Bible school. She was also actively involved in different church and organizational activities. She has been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Terre Haute since 1990.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Veronica Daskam; husband, Richard Schmirler; a daughter, Marla Taliaferro; and a sister, Francis Esslinger.
She is survived by two daughters, Pat Casassa (Jack) of Brazil, and Laura Duncan (Tim) Morrison, Ill.; grandchildren, Christy Casassa of Brazil, Carey Casassa of Brazil, Cameron "Cam" Casassa (Jeri Jo) of Brazil, Connor Duncan of Morrison, Ill., Kaitlin Vandermyde (Will) of Morrison, Ill., Kim Taliaferro of Sandy, Utah, Rich Taliaferro (Christina) of Fairfield, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Kason Casassa of Brazil, Kinsley Casassa of Brazil, Eliza Vandermyde of Morrison, Ill., Sean St. Martin of Sandy, Utah, Quinn St. Martin of Sandy, Utah, Alexis Taliaferro of Fairfield, Calif., Marcus Taliaferro of Fairfield, Calif., Elaina Taliaferro of Fairfield, Calif., and Daniel Taliaferro of Fairfield, Calif.; a brother, William Daskam (Marlene) of Kiel, Wis.; as well as a niece and several nephews.
Visitation will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 645 Poplar St., Terre Haute, Ind. 47807, on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, from 10 to 11 a.m. Services will be held at the church, on Friday, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Jacob Sutton officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church.
To light a candle in her memory visit: www.frenchfuneralhome.com
Published on September 10, 2018
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