Joan Hagenbuch (Zeller) Duncan
1935 - 2020
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Joan was born Joan Hagenbuch on January 6, 1935 in Nazareth, PA to George and Mildred Hagenbuch. She passed away peacefully at her home on February 28, 2020. She was 85 years old.

Joan was married to Karl F. Zeller (deceased) in 1952 and is survived by their four children, Karl, Heidi, Chris, and Eric. The family moved to a remote region of Wyoming to work at a ranger station and then on to Meeker and Minturn, Colorado before finally settling in Durango. She was an elementary teacher, taught piano and started a cub scout group. In Durango she worked as a physician's assistant and later as a realtor. After she retired Joan moved to Bayfield, CO and wrote a biography of her wilderness experience, titled "Journey of a Wild Beginning".

She divorced her husband Karl and married Keith Duncan who died in 1994. Joan is survived by her children, her brother, Jessie and granddaughter, Kaeti.

Joan loved her family and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 10 AM at the Summit Church, 2917 Aspen Dr, Durango. Reception to follow.

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Published in The Durango Herald on Mar. 10, 2020.
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April 23, 2020
We need to cancel Joan's May 2nd memorial service. Hopefully, we can reschedule in August. Thank all of you for your kind words and good wishes.
Km Morton/Zeller
March 23, 2020
Our heart and Sympathy go out to all of Joan's family. I will miss her so much. I went to assist her with bathing, but we would have the best visits before and after her bath. When I had doubts and was thinking the guardianship for our Grandson was not going to happen, she would say I was doing all the right things. Somehow she would always say what I needed to hear and kept me thinking positive. I am Sorry Joan I didn't get to tell you in person that we signed the papers for Guardianship for Jacoby March17th. Thanks for your inspiration and prayers. I m really going to miss you. I will always cherish your book. Jacoby really enjoyed picking cherries from your trees. Joan was an awesome Lady and raised a great family, and Jacoby, Ross and I are honored to have had such a short time with her.
Linda Wyatt
March 12, 2020
Dear Heidi, Karl, Chris, and Eric as well as Kaeti and Jessie-
I am so sad to know Joan has passed on, but I also know she was loved and ready. We will miss seeing her across the street! Love to you all!
Deepest sympathy-
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Jaimie Hoffman
March 11, 2020
Dear Heidi, Kark, Chris, Eric, Jesse and Family,we send to you our prayers and deepest sympathy for the profound loss of your loved one. Joni was an inspiration to everyone. She leaves a legacy of love to all who knew her.The delightful tales and warm remembrances of her life, her family (immediate and extended) have left treasured memories our hearts. We hope you will be blessed with peace and comfort during this difficult time. May grace and gratitude embrace your lives and help you move forward in celebrating Joni's life.With very much love, many prayers and sincere condolences, Pat, Jeffrey, Richard and Regine Tatem
Patricia Tatem
March 11, 2020
Dear Heidi, Kark, Chris, Eric, Jesse and Family,we send to you our prayers and deepest sympathy for the profound loss of your loved one. Joni was an inspiration to everyone. She leaves a legacy of love to all who knew her.The delightful tales and warm remembrances of her life, her family (immediate and extended) have left treasured memories our hearts. We hope you will be blessed with peace and comfort during this difficult time. May grace and gratitude embrace your lives and help you move forward in celebrating Joni's life.With very much love, many prayers and sincere condolences, Pat, Jeffrey, Richard and Regine Tatem
Payricia Tatem
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