Joan Ritola Ritola-Demmon

Profile Updated: September 13, 2018
Class Year: 1968
Residing In: Park Rapids, MN USA
Spouse/Partner: David Demmon
Occupation: Disabled/Retired
Children: I have one step-daughter, Ashley, and 2 step-granddaughters, Deja and Harmony.
I also have a step-grandson, More…Jackson, who was born in 2018.

I graduated from Bemidji State University
Northwest Technical College @ Bemidji
Vennard Bible College with a 2 year degree
Alexandria Technical College
I have worked as a laboratory technician, nurse, missionary under appointment, home school coordinator.
As a missionary under appointment, I did a lot of public speaking, conducting church services, teaching and traveling.
I was assigned to Burundi Africa as a missionary with World Gospel Mission.
When the situation in that country became too dangerous, the mission board
wouldn't allow me to go. I still haven' t gone to Africa, but I did go on two
short-term mission trips.
In 2010 I married the love of my life, David Demmon. I was 60 years old and it is my first marriage. It has been a wonderful adventure and the best time of my life.
My husband and I are disabled. However, we strongly believe in giving back. I volunteer at our church. We both live with pain, but we have learned that we can deal with the pain more effectively when we are helping someone else. I work as a casual employee of Heartland Homes and serve on the Land of the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging Advisory Committee Region 2. Dave works part-time at Walmart. It's a great life. We are grateful.

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Sorry I didn't see that it was your birthday sooner. Happy belated birthday and we hope that this next year will be a special one. Dave & Joan

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Posted on: Dec 04, 2017 at 2:21 AM

Lila, I want to wish you an early happy birthday. I hope you have a great one!

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