ST. PAUL, MN - Joanne Knebes died unexpectedly, but understandably due to a myriad of health problems that beset her this past year.
A graduate of Central High School in La Crosse, WI in 1969, Joanne was known for her sense of humor, baton twirling and downhill skiing. She was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the University of St.Thomas achieving a Masters in Human Resources. Joanne was employed by Control Data, the University of St. Thomas, Goodwill, and the Minnesota Public Defenders Office. Joanne was a close friend to many and a good friend to all.