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Published November 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

Joan Schatzke

Joan Schatzke, 66, Chaffee, ND died on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 surrounded by her loving family at her daughter’s home near Casselton, ND.

Joan Elizabeth Pietsch was born on April 30, 1947 to Edwin and Marjorie (Collins) Pietsch in Fargo, ND. She attended school at Everest District 90 and in Casselton. After graduating from Chaffee High School, she attended Jamestown College and graduated from Valley City State College with a teaching degree. On August 17, 1969, Joan was united in marriage to Keith Schatzke at St. Peter Lutheran Church where she was a life time member. She taught school at Chaffee until the school closed in 1994 and then taught at Central Cass in Casselton. She retired after 31 years of teaching and was known to many of her students as “mother superior.”

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