Wiley, Lauren Anne Age 26, of the Twin Cities and Denver, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 31 in Minneapolis from an aortic aneurysm. Lauren was born July 30, 1989 in Minneapolis. She is survived by parents Sue & Ryan Burns, her father Mike Wiley and Jane Oslund, sister Bridget and brother Cullen Wiley, Josh Burns and Adrian Burns, grandparents Dick and Joyce Law, Hudson, WI and grandfather Bud (Guilford) Wiley of Oshkosh, WI., and many loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends and her beloved dog Blue. She was preceded in death by grandmother Pat (Helen) Wiley and great-grandmother Alice Froncek. Lauren grew up in St. Paul and graduated from Cretin Derham Hall High School and Loyola University in Chicago. Since 2013, Lauren has been managing editor at Evans Larson, a Minneapolis-based public relations firm, where her friendship, generosity of spirit, and love of adventure were treasured by everyone. She opened the firm's Denver office in 2015. Lauren left us to help God with something bigger than we can understand. Her love for books, music, dance, adventures, travel, friends, family, coworkers and puppies was evident by the smile she regularly wore. We all loved to tease her about her "eye rolls" and her habit of losing pretty much everything and found ourselves admiring her snarky sense of humor. Lauren, you are so loved. Thank you for everything you have taught us along the way. A celebration to honor Lauren's sparkling life will be held Wednesday, Jan. 6th at St. Joan of Arc, 4537 3rd Av. S. Minneapolis, MN 55419. Visitation beginning at 2:30pm, Service at 4 pm followed by a gathering at 6:30 pm, Surly Brewing Co. (Scheid Hall) 520 Malcolm Ave SE Minneapolis, MN, 55414. Memorials are preferred to the Washburn Center for Children, Minneapolis, and Camp St. Croix / YMCA Twin Cities.

Published on January 5, 2016

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