Joan Christine Schnitzler, 86, of Bloomington, died January 7, 2015, at Fairview Southdale Hospital, after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Joan was born March 22, 1928, in Minneapolis. She was part of the first graduating class of Minneapolis South-West High School in 1947 and went on to become a stenographer and school secretary for Seward Public Schools. She continued to be a secretary at Yellowstone National Park, where she would meet her husband. She wed the late Frederick S. Schnitzler in 1956 and was married for 54 years. Joan was a lifelong fiber artist, specializing in knitting, crocheting, and quilting. Her love of "bedazzled" sweat-shirts is something of a legend. She had a "can-do" attitude and an adventurous spirit, and never let her physical limitations hold her back. She was a friend to everyone she met and always made them feel special. Joan is sur-vived by her two children: Mary Esther Armstrong (Kevin Armstrong) of Maple Plain, and Frederick Conrad Schnitz-ler of Richfield. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Andrew Armstrong of Dayton, OH; and Samuel Armstrong of Maple Plain; and her nieces and nephews: Debra Jean Anderson (Steve Anderson) Johannah & Erik Anderson of Hudson, WI; John Henry Knauff (Julietta Knauff) of Coon Rapids, Laura Iverson (Nate Iverson) of Albuquerque, NM, & Thomas Knauff of Greenville, SC ; and cousins and friends.