Joan C. Zeisler
January 31, 2019
Joan C. Zeisler (nee Crane) age 84, a longtime resident in Aspen and patron of the Aspen Music Festival, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 14, 2018 following a devastating battle with severe dementia. Born July 2, 1934 to Loren L. Crane and Gladys (nee Otto) in Urbana, Illinois, Joan grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A 1952 graduate of New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, she finished college at National Louis University, in 1970, the same year her only daughter Karen, finished elementary school. Joan and Karl were married in 1954 in Wilmette, Illinois and lived in Chicago and suburbs, Cincinnati, OH, Portland, OR and LaJolla, CA. Joan served her family business, Garrett Popcorn Shops, from a little girl behind the counter to President until the business was sold upon her retirement. A Celebration of Life was held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Drake Hotel, Chicago, IL. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Joan Zeisler to support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, 225 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.