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Joan Carolyn Schaff
(10-05-1930 - 12-30-2009)

Joan Carolyn Schaaf, 79, of Elgin passed away on December 30, 2009.
She was born on October 5, 1930 in Elgin, IL the daughter of John and Erna Beth Schaaf, and was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Evangelical Church.
 
Joan graduated from Elgin High School and the University of Arizona. She did graduate studies at the University of Madrid, Knox College, Northern Illinois University and Guadalajara, Mexico.
Joan taught Spanish at Dundee High School and Valley Lutheran High School. She traveled extensively in Central and South America; Mexico, and Spain.
 
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Gordon, John and Donald; and sisters, Eleanor and Lois.
 
Joan is survived by her sister, Barbara, and many nieces and nephews.
 
Services will be private.

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