Karlins Rhoda Hersh Karlins died on February 18th in Brooklyn Center. She was born September 19, 1926 in Plymouth, Pennsylvania to Abraham Hersh and Clara Aronson Hersh. She moved to Minneapolis in 1942 and attended West High and the University of Minnesota, from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude. While at the U, she was a leader of various campus organizations and president of Mortar Board. She won a trip to Europe upon graduation, a time she always remembered with delight. She married Sheldon Karlins in 1950 and they have two children. She worked for the Walker Art Center part-time during the late 1950's, did graduate work in art history in the early 1960's and in the late 1960's she worked as a counselor at the U. She enjoyed art, music, and traveling throughout her life. She and her husband celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren in June 2000, just two months before Sheldon's death. She impressed and inspired all around her by her courageous ten year battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by her son, David Karlins of Berkeley, California; daughter, Susan Karlins and son-in-law David Sausjord of Campbell, California, and granddaughters: Sasha, Leah, and Isabel. The family gives thanks to North Residential Hospice for their care of both Rhoda and Sheldon. A private family gathering will be held in California next month.

Published on February 19, 2002

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