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Amundson, Wendy R. Age 63, of Edina, died March 27, 2018. She was a talented freelance writer and founder of her company, Amundson Communications. She is survived by her parents, Carrol and Dorothy Amundson and by siblings Robin Holmgren (Bradley), Jay Amundson (Terra), Sue (David Largaespada), Jill Winter (Gerard), six nieces and nephews, five great-nieces and nephews, several cherished close friends and a large circle of well-loved relatives and friends. Condo-lences: cremationsocietyofmn.com. A memorial service will be held on April 28, 11AM at Lydia Zion United Methodist Church, located at the corner of State Hwy 13 and Co Rd 10 in Lydia (1026 E. 205th St., Jordan, MN 55352). Memorials may be made to Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
Angrimson, Llewellyn "Lewy" age 81, of Brooklyn Park. Born February 8, 1937 in Montevideo, MN and passed away April 9, 2018 in El Centro, CA. After growing up in Montevideo, he went to serve our county and joined the Air Force. He served four years and moved back to Minnesota and began his career at Northern States Power. He met the love of his life Janice and was married in September 1966. They raised three wonderful children in Brooklyn Park, MN. He was a man with a heart of gold who did everything for his family and asked for nothing in return. You will forever be in our hearts. Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Janice M. Zaeska; his parents; and his siblings, Reta Kellen, Paul Angrimson, and three infant brothers. Survived by his children, Jay (Kris), Dean, and Heather; his grandchildren, Jacob, Taylor, Joseph, and Ashley; siblings, Larry & Helen Angrimson and Grant & Lynda Angrimson; and other relatives and many friends. A Celebration of Lewy's Life will be at 2 PM Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 34 2nd St. NE, Osseo, with a visitation from 12:30-2 PM. Evans-Nordby 763-424-4000 evansnordby.com
Aronson, Debbra (Milbrett) Age 62 of Ham Lake. Preceded in death by father, Emil. Survived by husband of 38 years, Bruce; children, Brian (Danielle) & Jeff (Caitie); grandchildren, Elliott & Beckett; mother, Virginia Milbrett; siblings, Dorreen Besemer, Darryl & Darrin Milbrett; nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends. Deb was employed at 3M for 39 years working her way up from the age of 17, before retiring in 2012. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, lake life, spending time with family & friends, and wintering in Florida. A Celebration of her life will be held at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH BLAINE CHAPEL (107th Ave. NE & Hwy. 65) Thursday from 4:30 7 PM. In lieu of flowers, in memory of donations can be made to the American Brain Tumor Association @ abta.org kozlakradulovich.com 763-783-1100
Ashley, Patricia Ann Age 69 of Minneapolis, MN, passed away 4/18/2018. Survived by sons, Mark (Kristine Mudd) McKenzie, Todd McKenzie and Justin Ashley; long time friends Terry and Carroll Heinonen of Britt, MN, Jeffrey Nelson of Minneapolis and Megan Hicks of LeSueur, MN.
Atmore, Robert Vollmar "Bob" Age 79, of Minnetonka, MN & Duluth, MN. Died April 13, 2018. He is survived by former wife, Patricia Neer; current wife, Carolyn Cole; and children, Kristen Lund (Pete), Andrea Coleman (Mike), Alex Atmore and Emily Atmore; grandchildren, Jackson and Dylan Lund and Audrey, Charlie and Tommy Coleman; sister-in-law, Peggy Mason, of Duluth; sister-in-law, Christine Cole and brother-in-law, David Cole (Connie) of Helena, MT; numerous beloved nieces and nephews and his Labrador walking companions. Preceded in death by parents, George and Grace Atmore; brother, Bill Atmore; sister, Jean Mars and nephew, Mark Atmore. Bob attended Notre Dame and graduated from the U of MN-Duluth and the U of MN Law School. Bob began his law career with the US Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Division, in Washington, D.C., part of which 3-year term was spent in Jackson, MS, in which he assisted with voter registration in the era of the Selma March. After the Justice Dept., he returned to his hometown of Duluth and practiced law with his father's former law firm of Sullivan, McMillan, Hanft and Hastings for a few years. He next joined the Mpls. law firm, which later became Lindquist & Vennum (now Ballard Spahr), and for 38 years practiced labor law and employment litigation and arbitration until his retirement. Bob was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend, known for his humor and wit and mentorship of younger lawyers. A celebration of Bob's life is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins with visitation at 2 PM and service at 3 PM. A reception to follow service will be held at the Calhoun Beach Club from 4:30-6:30 PM. Memorials preferred to the Animal Humane Society and the University of Minnesota Law School Diversity Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by Washburn-McReavy.com Strobeck Johnson 952-938-9020
Atwood, Frances Ann Townshend Of Wayzata died on April 17, 2018 at the age of 89. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard W. Atwood, daughter, Margaret Atwood Schuster, parents, Joseph H. and Frances (Daniel) Townshend, and half siblings Virginia, Joseph Jr., Edward B., and Jerry Townshend. She is survived by her children Elizabeth A. Massie (John) and R. Edward Atwood (Susan); by her grandchildren, Robertson, Laura and Marc Massie, Ann Massie Manning (John), Peter (Gabriela), Daniel, Christopher and Thomas Atwood, Charles and David Schuster and their father C. Martin Schuster (Martha); by her sister, Miriam Elizabeth Townshend and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Frances was born in Memphis, TN, on January 28, 1929 where she grew up and attended Miss Hutchison School for Girls. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, MO, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and upon graduation went to work for a Memphis insurance company. At this time she met and soon married Richard W. Atwood on October 2, 1954. Frances moved north to Minneapolis, Dick's hometown, where they lived, worked and started their family. In 1963 they moved "out to the lake" and lived in Cottagewood for almost 50 years. Frances was an avid skier (Aspen, Vail, Steamboat) and golfer (Woodhill, John's Island). She enjoyed many other sports and activities and was a competitor in any endeavor. She was devoted to her family and life-long friends. Affectionately called "Grannie" by her 10 grandchildren and "Frannie" by her wonderful friends, she enriched the many lives she touched and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23 at Wayzata Community Church, 125 E. Wayzata Blvd. 55391. Reception to follow. Memorials preferred to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, 55318. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577 davidleefuneralhome.com
Baker, Larry age 65 of Rosemount, passed away on April 19, 2018. Preceded in death by his parents and furry "children" Sam and Schatze. Survived by the love of his life wife Beth, sister LuAnn (John), niece Carrie (Katie), nephew Scott (Cassy), mother-in-law Lillian, brother-in-law Bob, other relatives and friends. Larry's late cancer diagnosis and rapid decline were a shock to him, his family, friends and coworkers. He will always be remembered for an energetic body who never met a mechanical or technical challenge he couldn't solve; a phenomenal analytical mind in constant search of knowledge; and the kindest, unassuming soul who looked after everyone. He threw himself into everything he undertook, not the least of which was his long-term career as a NSM at Sprint. His work ethic was unparalleled. He thrived on providing personalized customer service to his tenured corporate accounts and supporting his Sprint team family. A service has not been scheduled at this time. Memorials may be sent to N. C. Little Memorial Hospice in Edina, who so lovingly cared for Larry and Beth during his last days, or to any environmental cause you hold dear.
Baldwin, Joan C. Age 87. Passed away April 16, 2018. Predeceased by husband William H. "Bud" and parents Walter and Eunice Grinols. Survived by sister Margret Alnes and children Barbara Baldwin, Todd (Kathy) Baldwin, Jack (Lori) Baldwin and son by heart James (Julie) O'Shea; grandchildren Rebecca Baldwin, Madison Baldwin, BriAnna Baldwin (Dan Minahan), Nick (Samantha) Baldwin, and grandchildren by heart, Michael (Sarah) O'Shea and Timothy O'Shea, and beloved nieces and nephew. Joan resided in Richfield for six decades and worked at the family hardware store until her husband's death. A widow at 36, Joan's life focused around her family. She was a community volunteer and worked at the YMCA until retirement. Joan was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, good friend and neighbor. She will be dearly missed. Many thanks to the compassionate caregivers at Savage Senior Living Center and Fairview Hospice. Per Joan's wishes no service will be held. Private interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
Baldy, Jeremy L. Age 40, Osseo. Passed away unexpectedly April 18, 2018. Survived by parents Terrence Baldy, and Kathryn Jensen, siblings Matthew (Dawn), Justin (Kanaka), and Brianna. Nephew Sanjay, grandmother Audrey Bultman, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends both in Minnesota and Florida. Jeremy loved being with his family and friends and was a huge Vikings fan. He will be deeply missed and left us much too soon. His memorial service will be held Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 11am at the Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Chapel 1385 107th Avenue Blaine, MN 55434. 763-783-1100. Visitation one hour prior, and reception to follow.
Barbeau, Linda We lost my bride, our sister, our aunt and our dear friend. Linda Barbeau died Friday, April 13 at home in Crystal, MN from an abdominal aneurysm at the young age of 68. Linda was born November 21, 1949 to Robert and Gail (Bintner) Barbeau in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated from Robbinsdale High School and attended the University of Minnesota and North Hennepin. She had long careers with U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. She married Galen Blomster on July 26, 1991. She is survived by her husband, Galen, stepsons Bob (Julie), Mark (Adriana) and David Blomster, brothers Bob Barbeau (Anne Lee) and Jim Barbeau, sister Cindy (Bob) Massey, sisters-in-law Pat Barbeau and Sharolyn Peterson and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Tom Barbeau and sister Mary Barbeau. Linda loved golf, bowling, sports, her furry friends Sam, Duke and Jake, and Christmas. After her mother died much too young, she hosted Christmas for her family for 37 years. Snow villages, Radko ornaments and other decorations were always a tradition at the holidays, as was a standing rib roast for all to enjoy. Linda got an early start as a manager at her first job with a large crew and no experience, but quickly developed a feisty, "get-it-done-right" approach. She learned to hire people with more education than her. Linda was a very good and generous person who sincerely cared about people and always wanted to help if she could. May her memory be a blessing and a beacon. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 4 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Brookview Community Center, 316 Brookview Parkway S., Golden Valley, MN 55426. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to donor's choice.