Northern Lights

Readers share stories of their Northern Lights

  • Updated: December 27, 2013 - 12:17 PM

We asked Star Tribune readers to share stories and pictures about loved ones lost in 2013 as part of our Northern Lights project. Here are those submissions. To submit your own story, click here.

Uncle Jim

By Josh Popehn December 26, 2013, 11:32 AM

I'm sure many people have an 'Uncle Jim'.He's reliably there at family gatherings. He wears glasses and has a beard....

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Mrs. Bjornstad

By Chris Hanson December 26, 2013, 11:29 AM

My 1st grade teacher at Mississippi Elementary School back in 1977 was Mrs. Noni (Ramona) Bjornstad, who I learned passed...

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The love of my life

By Cindy Wencl December 26, 2013, 11:26 AM

My husband Barry Wencl was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.Other than his strong love and devotion to his family...

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Too soon

By Sam Sater December 26, 2013, 11:23 AM

My friend Jason Holden passed away last winter. He was one of the brightest And most effervescent people ive...

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My Grandmother, Irma Hendley

By Allison Perry December 26, 2013, 11:21 AM

Aurora borealis, the northern lights. Aurora means dawn or sunrise, and grandma was a perfect example of a sunrise;...

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Dave Miller, a lovely man

By Chris Miller December 26, 2013, 11:18 AM

Johnny Cash used to sing a song called "Suppertime." In the song he talks of his youth out playing and...

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The unsung hero to my running

By Caitlyn Witt December 23, 2013, 09:39 AM

7 years ago, I met my then-boyfriend's mother, Marjorie Mooney, in Muskegon, Mich., for the first time. She had this...

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History preserved

By Curtis Carlson December 23, 2013, 09:28 AM

My cousin Douglas C. George passed away on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 after a brief and unexpected struggle with stomach...

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Live the life you love....tribute to Ken Wadsworth

By Alisha Radloff December 23, 2013, 09:25 AM

Kenneth L. Wadsworth, of Eden Valley, MN, passed away on June 25th, 2013, at the age of 63, due to...

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Ricky "the Warrior" Lind

By Lisa Gould December 23, 2013, 09:22 AM

On December 14, 2013 the Lord called Richard "Ricky" James Lind to his kingdom.Ricky, age 11, died in his mother's...

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Jennifer Koenig, a shining light

By Elizabeth Lathrop December 23, 2013, 09:19 AM

Some years ago there was a Star Tribune editorial about remembering those who have passed.It resonated with me and I...

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Never a bystander

By Catherine Reid Day December 23, 2013, 09:02 AM

Looking at this photo of our dear friend Barbara Heers, I see her very essence. It's taken at a dinner...

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