Solotaroff, Claudia Ann (Obermeyer) was born in Kiester, Minnesota, a town name that is far too easy a punchline. However, Claudia's sophistication and wit transcended any town, county, or universe. Joyful, cutting, hilarious, and kind, everyone who met Claudia loved Claudia. Her adventures and accomplishments innumerable, her heart immeasurable. She dedicated herself to supporting those seeking sobriety through her many years at Greater Minneapolis Intergroup. Claudia and her husband Bob were married for almost 39 years. When a friend asked Bob what Claudia was like, he responded, "She's the kindest person I've ever met." In addition to her warmth, her humor and integrity made Claudia a consummate partner. As a mother, she was as delightable as she was wonderful. Always fiercely supportive of her daughter Joanna's ambitions and multimedia projects, Claudia sometimes even starred in them. She was selflessly invested in the dreams of others. Claudia was surrounded with care and love in her final days. She passed peacefully during the early morning on Saturday, July 9th, at Amira Choice in Bloomington, MN at the age of 75. The family is deeply thankful to caregivers Hawa Tolbert, Muna Warsame, and Margaret Nyandika as well as the staff at Amira Choice. In addition to Robert and Joanna, Claudia is survived by her three step-children, Jacob Solotaroff, Jennifer Solotaroff, and Rachel Solotaroff, her six step-grandchildren, her not-totally-official son-in-law Nicholas Villapiano, and an enormous number of loving friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 5th at 1 pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at 4100 Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis. Livestreaming of the service will be available. The link to the livestream will be posted to… ahead of the service. In lieu of flowers, donations honoring Claudia may be made to The American Lung Association or the charity of your choice.

Published on August 3, 2022