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Joan Ellen Batcheller

January 27, 1919 July 19, 2006
Joan Ellen Batcheller
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Worthington, Minnesota      Joan Ellen Batcheller, 87, was born on January 27, 1919, in Rochester, Minnesota.  She was the daughter of Ted and Maude Seamen Tollefson.  Joan married Ned Batcheller on August 24, 1940, in Sioux City, Iowa, following a whirlwind courtship of 5 weeks.  In 1951, they moved to Worthington, Minnesota, where they raised their family and ran a family owned business.  In mid June of 2006, both Joan and Ned became residents at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Fulda, Minnesota.  Joan was supposedly there “just to be moral support for Dad”, who suffered a mild heart attack in early June.  Joan died on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at the Worthington Regional Hospital following a massive stroke suffered earlier that day.     Joan is survived by her husband, Ned Batcheller, of Fulda, Minnesota; two sons, Gene (Mary) Batcheller, of Worthington, Minnesota, with their children, Heather (Pat) Edwards and their child Anthony, Heidi Batcheller, Hayley Batcheller, and Jon Batcheller; Bill Batcheller, of Worthington, and his special friend, Lynda Heidebrink, with his children, Hillary Quirk and her sons Ned and Drew, Elliot (Stacy) Batcheller, and Macall (Adam) Varner; one daughter, JoEllen (Jim) Cron, of Alexandria, Minnesota, with their son, Andrew (Shawna) Wachter and their son Tieg, and one sister, Patricia Snyder, of Tucson, Arizona.  She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.     Memorial services will be held on Monday, July 24, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church in Worthington, Minnesota, with the Rev. Gordon J. Orde officiating.Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 23, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, Minnesota.

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