Tew, Gloria age 98, passed away on January 31, 2022. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Vernon Tew; daughter, Victoria Ann Tew Frisk and granddaughter, Desiree Frisk Dahline. She is survived by her great-granddaughter, Jessica Dahline Sylvester, husband, Mark Sylvester and great-great granddaughters, Drew Desiree, Blake Ione and Beau Sonja-May Sylvester; great-grandson Jared Dahline, wife Cassie and great- great-grandson, Harvey; granddaughter, Kelly Knott; sisters, Anne Harris of New York, Barbara Wilson; brother, Sherman Harris; niece, Debbi Weise and nephew-in-law, Paul Weise; nephews, Rod and Rich Wilson; plus other nieces and nephews. Gloria attended Gustavus Adolphus College, studying sculpture with instructor, Paul Granlund and attended the College of Art and Design. Mostly she worked with Architect, Ralph Rapson, who was her mentor and friend for over 30 years. Gloria created the 15-ft. stainless steel sculpture, "Rudy and Lola", a monument at Lakewood Cemetery in memory of former Minnesota governor, Rudy Perpich. She presented a marble sculpture, "Caring" to King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden and has an 8-ft. bronze sculpture of "Caring" in Vaxjo, Sweden. Her many other notable works include a 15-ft. bronze wall relief "Forever Caring" in the Gonda Building at the Mayo Clinic; a stainless steel sculpture "Enlightened Touch" at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing; a mirror-finish bronze sculpture "A Knowing Woman" for the Gustavus Adolphus College Library; "Beckoning" bronze sculpture at the Basilica of St. Mary. Fifteen-ft. stainless steel sculptures "Reflections" are at the Minnetonka Civic Center and "Heart of Hope" at Camp Heartland for children with AIDS; sculptures at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Frauenshuh Cancer Center, Mount Olivet Retreat Center and a Breast Cancer Awareness bronze sculpture in Claremorris, Ireland. Sculptures for Hamline University, Pentair, plus numerous other corporations and private collections around the world. She is featured in Patricia Donahue's book "Nursing, The Finest Art"; Arlene Keeling's book "The Nurses of Mayo Clinic: Caring Healers" and has been the subject of many magazine articles and pictorials. Prior to the funeral service, private interment is at Lakewood Cemetery. Service will be held on Monday, February 14th, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419. Memorials preferred to The Mayo Clinic Research, Mount Olivet Cathedral of the Pines Camp Craft Center or Retreat Center in memory of Victoria Tew Frisk and Desiree Frisk Dahline. Washburn-McReavy.com Eden Prairie 952-975-0400
Published on February 6, 2022
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