Joyce L. Burgess

Joyce L. Burgess

STOUGHTON/DARLINGTON-Joyce L. Burgess, age 79, of Stoughton/Darlington, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Stoughton Hospital.

She was born on Oct. 3, 1934, in Dodgeville, the daughter of Clyde & Minnie (Vestrum) Tremelling. Joyce was united in marriage to Clifford Burgess on July 3, 1954, in Mineral Point. They would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this year.

In her spare time Joyce enjoyed all types of card games. She was especially partial to playing Friday night Euchre with her family and Rummy 500, where she earned the nickname, “Queen of Spades”. She also enjoyed camping in the Bagley area, was an accomplished dancer, and loved spending time with her grandchildren, Jennifer (Nick), Lindsay (Andy), Bryan and Amber; and great-grandchildren, Bradyn, Easton, Jordyn, Wesley, and Aubree.

Joyce is survived by her husband, Clifford; her children, Barbara (Larry) Bunde, Nancy (Tyler) Tennessen, Peggy Burgess, Terry Bennett and Clifford (Theresa) Burgess, Jr.; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; her sister, Josephine Weier; her sister-in-law, Catherine Tremelling; her brother-in-law, Dean Reed; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Karen Jean Burgess; grandchildren, Brandon Lee Burgess, Andrew Lee Burgess and Jessica Lynn Burgess; brothers, Milo, LeRoy, Clifford and Elmo; and sisters, Marcella, Stella, Mary, Ivy and Lois.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Stoughton
Funeral & Cremation Care
1358 Highway 51 N. @ Jackson