North Hennepin Community College Teacher. Died on April 7, 2018 at age 71. Joel taught philosophy and religion for over 30 years at North Hennepin Community College and also worked several years in curriculum development at the MNSCU system office. He enjoyed working collaboratively with colleagues across the curriculum. Family activities included sailing, camping, and traveling. He was a runner and musician and worked to build programs at his church. He is survived by his wife Pat, daughters Jill (Chad) Towle and Jane (Eric Jacobsen), grandchildren Lincoln Towle and Roxanna Jacobsen, and his mother Nellie. Memorials are preferred to Olivet Congregational UCC Church or Our Lady of Peace Hospice.