Joy K. Blonigen, 65, of Newton passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.
Joy was born Dec. 27, 1954 in Sheboygan to the late Fredrick and Margaret (Enneper) Martens. She attended schools in New Holstein and graduated from New Holstein High School in 1973. On Oct. 13, 1973 she married Robert Blonigen at Zion Lutheran in New Holstein. Joy had a passion for animals, over the years giving a loving home to many. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, never missing any of their events.
In addition to her husband, Bob, she is survived by her two daughters, Nikki (Tim) Kornetzke of Kiel and Shelly Blonigen of Kiel; four grandchildren, Oliver (Natasha) Kornetzke of Kiel, Maxwell Kornetzke of Los Angeles, Nathaniel Kornetzke (special friend Lily Greene) of Madison, and Madylin Blonigen of Kiel; one brother, Duane (Sharon) Martens of Kiel; one sister, Jody (John) Planinsheck of Sheboygan; one sister-in-law, Renee Blonigen of St. Anna; and several nieces and nephew.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her mother and father-in-law, Eugene and Dolores Blonigen, and one brother-in-law, Randy Blonigen.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 at noon at Zimmer’s Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center (STH 42 and CTH JJ, Howards Grove) with the Rev. Azor Cigelske officiating. Friends may call on Saturday, at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. Please visit to sign the guestbook.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in her name.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center.