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“Sending our deepest sympathy to the Melvin Chapuis family from the officers and members of IUEC Local 17. ”
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“Dear Mel - We are very sorry to hear that your beloved Joan has passed away and pray that she will rest in the arms of God. We will keep you in our...Read More »
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“Truly sorry to the Chapuis family for their loss. Mel and Joan introduced us on blind date 43 years ago. Thank you Joan, we will miss you. Art and...Read More »
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“My sympathy to all of you. Lauren Carter ”
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“we will always remember Joan for her jovial sweetness. She was a very talented person. ”
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“Mel Im so sorry for your loss. Love and prays are sent your way ”
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Joan K. Chapuis, 71, of Painesville, passed away peacefully, May 28, 2015, at home.

She was born June 9, 1943, in Painesville the daughter of the late, Guy Oliver and Minnie Genevieve (nee Nelson) Upper and had been a lifelong area resident.

Joan was a talented wood carver, often making little wood Gnomes and walking sticks. She enjoyed crocheting, and rubberstamping, and tending to her garden on their 53 1/2 acres at home. Her biggest chore, but also a joy was putting up with her husband Melvin over the last 53 years.

She is survived by her loving husband, Melvin, Jr.; daughter, Susan (Chuck) Atwell; grandchildren, Charles, Samantha, and Sydney; and sisters-in-law, Charlene (Earl) Bledsoe and Nancy Namestnik.

Joan was preceded in death by her daughter, Melanie Ann Chapuis; brother-in-law, John Namestnik; and her parents.

At her request no services will be observed, cremation will take place. The BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 26 River St., Madison.