Litsheim, Dr. Mary Etta, MA, MA, PhD Age 74, of Roseville, MN, daughter of Ruby D. (Akre) and James P. Rorris, Esq. died suddenly in a car accident on 11/19 while in California with FEMA to help survivors of the recent fires. She is survived by the love of her life, James Litsheim AIA, daughter, Sara Litsheim, son, Scott Litsheim, grandson Samuel Dustin, brother Eric Rorris, and many-many friends and valued colleagues. Her PhD dissertation was on the museum education of Norwegian and Norwegian-American artisans with many visits to both Norway and Sweden. She was an accomplished Scandinavian weaver and textile artist. Later in her career Dr. Litsheim joined the Department of Homeland Security Equal Rights Cadre. Dr. Litsheim was deployed to over 50 disasters throughout the United States and territories. She was currently a Certified Neutral Mediator for both the State of Minnesota and Minnesota Human Rights Commission. Married for nearly 56 years, Mary Etta and James' lives were full with love for each other and love of family, art and world travel adventures. A Celebration of Mary Etta's life will be held at Saint Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota on Tuesday, December 11th. Visitation at 10am, Memorial Service at 11am. Following lunch an escorted motorcade will proceed to Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials to St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, Wounded Warrior Project, and Southern Poverty Law Center preferred and appreciated.
Published on December 9, 2018