JOHN "JACK" E. JOYCE III \n \n John "Jack" Evans Joyce III, age 72, of Eau Claire, WI formerly of Menomonie, died Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. \n \n He was born on December 29, 1936 in Menomonie, WI the son of John Evans Joyce, II and Vera Kraft Joyce. \n \n John received his BS from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. He served as an officer in the U.S. Army, Military Police Corp, where he taught law in Europe and served as Deputy Provo Marshall of Fort Sheridan, Illinois. \n \n Jack's many accomplishments included practicing law in Wisconsin and Minnesota in the area of family law, real estate law, business law, corporation law and estate planning. He worked for the courts as a guardian ad litem for juveniles in family court and juvenile court, served as Dunn County Judge and Circuit Judge, Assistant City Attorney, and Assistant District Attorney. He was a school district attorney and labor negotiator, CEO of the Kraft State Bank, president and member of the Menomonie Area School Board, contributor and board member of Myrtle Werth Hospital, and developer of commercial and residential Real Estate in Wisconsin and Minnesota. \n \n Jack was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and belonged to the Chi Psi Fraternity. \n \n John is survived by his wife, Karen; daughters, Jennifer (Ken) Street and Jodi Joyce, step-son David (Kimberly) Sessions, step-daughter Tracy Sessions, and step-son, Daniel (Michelle) Sessions; five grandchildren, Blake Sessions, Alexandra Street, Lauren Street, Elizabeth Sessions and Joshua Sessions; and father-in-law Eugene Kaiser. \n \n Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Eau Claire. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, and at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Following lunch at the church, burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Menomonie with military honors by Menomonie Veterans Honor Guard.