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Joan E. (Bell) Chasteen

May 18, 1939 ~ September 1, 2021 (age 82)


Joan E. Chasteen, age 82, of Ferryville, passed away on Wednesday September 1, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born on May 18, 1939 in La Porte, IN, the daughter of Lawson and Dorothy (Kazmucha) Bell.  Joan attended and graduated Oconomowoc High School in 1957.  She married Walter Chasteen on November 30, 1957 in Okauchee, WI.  Joan worked as a nurse’s aide for numerous years.  She loved knitting, crocheting, reading, and watching the boats go by on the Mississippi River.  Above all, she loved spending time with her family. Joan is survived by her husband of 63 years, Walter, her son, Michael (Vicky) Chasteen, her daughter, Sally (William) Gurske, 5 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, a sister, Carolyn, and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sister’s Frances and Anne.

According to Joan’s wishes there will be no formal funeral services.  A private family Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  The Garrity Funeral Home of Prairie du Chien, WI is assisting the family.  

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