Joan was born in New Washington, daughter of George and Mary (Durnwald) Lucius on August 2, 1934. She was a member of the 1952 graduating class of New Washington High School.
On Sept. 29, 1956, she married Stanford J. Wise, Jr. She became an active member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Clyde, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and volunteered at the school's cafeteria.
Mrs. Wise was a wonderful baker, especially her pies. She was also a talented gardener.
Survivors include her husband, Stan and their seven children; Linda (Chris) Fox of Catawba; Diane (Don) Henry, Allan (Ann) Wise; Karen Darr (Jerry Gosche) all of Fremont; Jeffry (Deann) Wise of Ramsey, Minnesota; Marlene (Darren) Downs of Northwood and Gerald (Angie) Wise of Greensboro, NC. Eighteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. Her siblings, Doris (Richard) Williams of New Riegel; George Jr (Jeanette) Lucius of Bucyrus; Herbert (Nancy) Lucius of New Washington; Robert Lucius of Shelby; Norman (Geri) Lucius and Kenneth (Kathy) Lucius all of New Washington survive as well.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her twin brother, Joe Lucius.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, 218 South Main St., Clyde, where a wake services will begin at 7:30 pm.
The funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Clyde with the Rev. Ed Schleter officiating. The burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or the Clyde Food Pantry or Promedica Hospice.