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Joan T. Hancock March 11, 1939 - Oct. 12, 2008

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APPLETON -- Joan Terry Hancock, 69, of Appleton, died Sunday at her home.

The service will be at 1 p.m. today at Zniewski Funeral Home-Vaala Chapel in Appleton. Burial will be at the Appleton City Cemetery.

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Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was born March 11, 1939, in Minneapolis to Lester and Clara (Barton) Hancock. She attended elementary school in Appleton and graduated from high school in Glen Ellen, Ill. She returned to Appleton.

She married Michael Rudnick. In 1962, they left Appleton and moved to the Minneapolis area where she lived until returning to Appleton in 1984.

She attended Augsburg College, where she graduated in 1978 with a bachelor of science degree in aging, crime and correction and a minor in psychology. She received her master's degree for social work in 1981 from the University of Minnesota. She had also received many certifications including her state clinical social worker license.

She was a therapist and a teacher at the University of Minnesota in Morris. She was the director of the Sexual Assault Service Unit and The Shelter House for Battered Women and Their Children through Woodland Center in Willmar.

She was the program director of the Chemical Dependency Program at the Woman's Correctional Facility in Shakopee and active in many other chemical dependency programs throughout her career. She retired in 2000 for health reasons.

She is survived by her son: Jon (and Julie) Rudnick of Elbow Lake and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

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