Joan M. Chaffee, 80, resident of Luck, WI died Monday, December 24, 2012 at Comforts of Home in Frederic, WI.
Joan was born on May 30, 1932 to Rose and Herbert Schneider in Adams, WI. She attended grade school in Adams, WI and graduated from Adams-Friendship High School. Joan pursued a career in nursing at Eau Claire State College and Luther Hospital School of Nursing. Following graduation in 1953 she worked in Eau Claire, Madison and Tomah. On June 23, 1957 she was united in marriage to Glenn Chaffee and lived the rest of her life in the Luck area. She held a variety of nursing positions in Polk County, retiring in 1999 from St. Croix Valley Memorial Hospital. She was also a Nursing Angel to many at home during their time of need. Although she experienced failed health over the last years, she kept her sense of humor and caring spirit.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn; her parents, Rose and Herbert Schneider; in-laws, Laura and Hallie Chaffee; sisters, Violet Pautzke and Alberta Jones; and brother, Albert Schneider.
She is survived by her daughters, Laura (Jeff) Littleton and Karen (Brian) Olson; grandchildren, Paul and Joseph Brown and Breanna, Brooke and Brennan Olson; brothers, Herbert (Betty) Schneider and Robert Schneider.
Joan was active in the Luck Lutheran Church, Polk County Homemakers and spent many hours in various volunteer activities. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at the Luck Lutheran Church in Luck, WI on Saturday, December 29 – visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by the service at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Ralph Thompson will be officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Margie Nelson and vocalist, Kelly Steen.
Rowe Funeral Home of Luck and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown have been entrusted with funeral arrangements.