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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 17:53

Former Port Washington resident Joy M. Hagstrom loved wildlife of all types, especially the birds that hung around the back yard of her Cedarburg home.
    “She had a Cooper’s hawk that used to hang around at times,” her father Dale said. “There were a lot of blue jays there. The deer came in the yard too, and turkeys. There was a little groundhog that used to be below the deck.”
    Miss Hagstrom enjoyed watching the groundhog and its young as they sunned in the yard, her father said.
    “She just loved animals,” he said.
    Miss Hagstrom died of bone cancer Monday, Dec. 4, at Lawlis Family Hospice at Columbia St.Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee in Mequon. She was 59.
    Miss Hagstrom had been diagnosed with cancer in October 2016, and fought the disease valiantly, her father said.
    “She just went through so much,” he said.
    “She was a beautiful human being. You couldn’t ask for a better friend.”
    Miss Hagstrom was a native of Milwaukee, born on March 26, 1958, to Dale and Lorraine Krutke Hagstrom.
    She grew up in Brown Deer, graduating from Brown Deer High School.
    Miss Hagstrom took classes at Milwaukee Area Technical College and became a lab technician for W.H. Brady Corp., a job she held for 40 years.
    “She was a hard worker,” her father said. “I always told her to do the best she could, and she did.”
    Miss Hagstrom enjoyed reading and music, as well as traveling throughout the United States with her family.
    The family’s last trip was to Mt. Rushmore and parts of South Dakota, her father said.
    “She enjoyed seeing the buffalo and wildlife,” he said, as well as exploring the caves and caverns.
    Miss Hagstrom is survived by her parents, Dale and Lorraine Hagstrom of Grafton.
    A funeral service for Miss Hagstrom will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg.
    Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 4 p.m. until the service.
    In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Humane Society or the American Cancer Society are suggested.

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