Nellie Joan Rittel was born in Topeka, Kansas on August 15, 1927, the daughter of William H. and Nellie L. (Kinzie) Hart.
Joan grew up in Des Moines, Iowa and received her education there. Joan met Robert Rittel and on May 10, 1963, they were married Des Moines, Iowa.
Joan enjoyed gardening and antique clothing.
She will be laid to rest with her husband at Willamette National Cemetery.
A memorial service for Joan will be held at 11:00a.m., Saturday, May 28 at Trinity Lutheran Church 507 W Powell Blvd. Gresham, OR 97030.