Stained-glass windows to be returned to Milwaukee church

A historic Milwaukee church will soon get stained-glass windows from the 1800s returned to them.

Greg Mistele tells WISN-TV ( ) his wife Joyce was an artist who had donated her talents to the windows’ restoration in the 1960s. But health problems related to the lead in the windows kept her from finishing them and she died in 2012.

Mistele rediscovered them recently as he was preparing to sell his house.

He says the windows belong to St. Stanislaus Church, where they were removed during a remodeling project in 1966.

The church happens to be undergoing another renovation project, so New Berlin stained-glass company, Conrad Schmitt Studios, is finishing the job.

The church plans to honor Joyce Mistele with a special Mass when the restoration is done in 2016.