Joan Bishop Borcherdt
March 2, 2023
Joan was born in Highland Park, Illinois. She was a 1961 graduate of Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1965 from the University of Arizona. She taught fifth grade for several years in Chappaqua, New York, before she met the love of her life, Douglas Pegg Borcherdt, whom she married in 1977.
She poured her heart and soul into restoring the Historic Ironwood Theatre, serving on its board for decades. Joan enjoyed travel, reading and entertaining.
Joan is survived by her husband, Doug; and beloved nieces, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
A celebration of her life will take place at a later date.