Petroff, Joan Worrall age 87, born Aug 31, 1934, died August 24, 2022. She was preceded in death by John Petroff, her husband of 63 years, who passed in March. We forgive Dad for only letting her stay with us for 151 more days. Also, preceded by parents Dana Worrall and Gladys (Hendrickson) Worrall, and beloved sister Jean Ward. Survived by sons Dana (Holly) and Phillip (Dena); grandsons Nikolas and Michael, nieces Ellen (Craig) and Amy (Pepe), family cousins (Nashi), and many close friends. Joan was born in Cloquet, MN and graduated from Cloquet High School in 1952. She earned both a B.A. and a B.S. from the University of MN in 1956 and a Masters of Education in 2005. Joan spent her professional career as an Educator. She loved being a leader and teacher of young minds. She began teaching in Bloomington schools, then onto Lucy Laney, and eventually retiring after many years at Northstar. Joan was an international traveler living in Germany and Saudi Arabia, while spending time in the neighboring countries. She made friends everywhere she traveled and kept in touch with them her whole life. She was a busier person after she retired, traveling with the MG Club crew on many adventures, cruising the UK in the English version of a house boat, hosting recitals at her home, and hanging out playing cards with her friends. She was very active in the Bloomington Women's Club where she met great friends, and on weekends, she was heading to Orchestra Hall or up north to her dream cabin. This cabin had no running water, no electricity, no phone line (until she and Dad started trading options, then she needed a phone), but they had a wood-stove, a cook-stove and built their own sauna. She named the cabin "Joan's Delight". This little piece of heaven was built in Cotton MN and was only sold just this year. She held great pride in the fact she was from "da range", and loved the area and people very dearly. Joan touched countless lives with her unique approach to people and life. She filled each interaction she had with a definite kindness, sharp wit, and curiosity that combined so easily in a person, you would feel blessed to speak with her. She had a very good eye for talent, and was always there to listen and provide her best advice to anyone who wanted it. It was always, and unequivocally, the best advice you could ever receive. Joan was inspiring to everyone who knew her. Please join us to celebrate her life for a moment at Pittsburgh Blue in Edina (Galleria) on Nov. 12, open house from 1-5pm. Mom told me during her last days that any memorials that people are willing to provide should be directed to NC Little Hospice in Edina. This place is filled with love.
Joan Worrall (Worrall) Petroff
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