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Lorraine Agnes (Jordan) Rickett

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Lorraine Agnes (Jordan) Rickett passed away on her birthday, March 4, 2022 and by her side was her daughter, Cyndi Liane. She was about to celebrate her 93rd birthday with well wishes coming in from all of her children and grandchildren via a “zoom-call.”

Lorraine was born on March 4, 1929 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents Ray and Margaret Jordan. Lorraine was the third of their seven children and the oldest girl. She was a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, and a friend to everyone she would meet. She had a loving, genuine and authentic personality and always put others before herself, most importantly her children. She was a Catholic and attended mass regularly prior to becoming ill. She believed in God and understood that she would be going to heaven. We have no doubt that she was received on her birthday with a great celebration from all of her loved ones that she had so missed who had passed on before her.

She lived in several states during the course of her long and productive lifetime. She lived in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and was an honorary resident of Laguna Beach, California. In her later years, beginning in 1986, she made her permanent home in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. She got a lot of comfort returning to Minnesota to live across the street from her loving brother, Raymond Jordan.

Lorraine was a devoted mother and loved her nine children making them the priority of her entire life. She loved to keep up with their activities and achievements as well as being there for any of their disappointments – and oh how proud she was of each one of them. She was up to the minute on key details and was known for sharing with her friends the happenings of each child and what they were doing in that very moment. She spent forty years constructing photo albums and had pictures adorning her walls illustrating all their accomplishments. If you spent time at her home, you would be sure to slide an album off the shelf to see any one particular child and the images saved in their photo album.

Lorraine graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1947 and would say she wished she would have continued her education, but when she was growing up that was not what women did; they raised their families. Her first official job was working at a Chinese Restaurant which would begin her life-long pursuit of “good Chinese food.” She would bring home food for her mother and siblings – this is where the love of Chow Mein began. She would later develop her list of favorite foods that would include Prime Rib, Shrimp dishes, and yes, the unbelievable KFC chicken (it was her favorite comfort food). If you came to her home she could “whip-up” a meal before you could hang up your coat. She always wanted to feed you and it was certain you would never leave hungry.

Lorraine met what would be her future husband, the late Edward Rickett while working for Sears & Roebucks in 1948. Edward and Lorraine were married April 23,1949 in the Holy Rosery Church in Minneapolis. They would start their family and Lorraine would begin having children from 1950 through1968. She would later share that she was never lonely in her later years because there was always a child that needed her in some way. The child that needed her the most was her fifth son, Shawn Charles. Of those nine children, there would be ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Lorraine Agnes Jordan (Rickett) leaves a long and lasting legacy with each and every one of these individuals. She would often share how she felt like she grew up with her children.

She loved to travel with her daughters, she would have extended stays in California. She loved to be in the water and by the water – most notably Laguna Beach. For many years, she would stay with her daughters during the cold Minnesota winters and return to her home in Coon Rapids the remaining part of the year. She would often say how lucky she was to have the opportunity to visit California each year. She would also share that one of her most favorite trips was when she got to go on her daughters’ honeymoon to Europe. Yes, she went with her daughter Jeanien on her honeymoon to Europe in 2001. She also had an opportunity to celebrate on many occasions with another favorite past-time, going on cruises. She took several with her children – one in particular was for her birthday when she stayed in the “owners-suite” as she cruised the islands of Hawaii – she would talk about this cruise for years. She celebrated her 80th birthday in the Caribbean with many of her children and grandchildren. In the later years, she grew to enjoy the weather of Arizona with her eldest son, Glen. She would also share her enjoyment of spending time with her youngest son Daniel and his family on their lake home in Wisconsin. These were her most cherished times, being with those she loved.

In the middle part of her life, Lorraine would help support her two middle sons, Gary and Eddie’s business at Montana Hospitality Cleaning Services. Her sons would often say that mother made friends with all of their clients because of how friendly she was. She would rarely receive hang-ups but instead made friends. She herself had an amazing work ethic, and albeit accidental, she instilled that same work ethic in her younger children. Many of them will recall earning extra money by going door to door selling furniture polish, handi-bands, or whatever else was leftover in the garage from their dad’s many businesses. If she wasn’t encouraging her children to earn money going door to door, she employed them in her year-round garage sale that everyone in the neighborhood came to expect. Perhaps, her children may not have initially appreciated these early life lessons for economic survival, but these values and their origins would be realized later as evident in her children’s choice of professions.

Her own brothers and sister also played a special role in her life. She would always say how much she loved them and would speak with great pride about how they ‘grew her dad’s business, Ray Jordan’s and Son’s Landscaping’ and this was a source of great pride. She would tell her own children, when things got heated between them “my siblings would never….” and that would give them opportunity for a moment of pause to consider their actions and choices.

In later years, she would say she loved to go on cruises, play bingo; she loved to read a good romance novel like most recently the series of “Bridgerton.” Lorraine always wanted to go and see a live version of, “the Prices Right.” During these years, her son, Steven would begin to take care of her and our brother Shawn. Steve has been her caregiver for over ten years – for which all of the siblings are sincerely appreciative of. He will continue to honor her last wishes of making sure that her son, our brother, Shawn remains living with his siblings.

She will be Forever Missed by: children, Glen (Sandra) Rickett, Steven Rickett, Gary (Becky) Rickett, Eddie (Delores) Rickett, Cyndi Brookhart, Shawn Rickett, Dan (Paula) Rickett, Laurie (Ron) Bruneau; grandchildren, Angela, Jennifer, Rachelle, Ryan, David, Abby, Casey, Will, Shannon, and Eleanor; sibling, Tom (Nadine) Jordan; 8 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She is preceded in death by daughter, Jeanien Rickett Cowan; baby son, David; parents, Raymond and Margaret Jordan; siblings, Leonard, Ray, Rich, Mick, and Beverly.

Lorraine Agnes Jordan (Rickett) leaves a strong and lasting impression on all who knew her. She was a strong woman and had a long productive and rewarding life. We will miss her – but we know she is with her family in heaven.

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On behalf of the Rickett Family, a sincere heart-filled thank you for the staff at St Therese at Oxbow Lake for all the care, love, and compassion they showed her during her time in the Assisted Living and Nursing Care-Suites. In particular, Nurse Kathy, Chloe, Nurse Linda, Rebecca, and Dan. You were there for her when her family could not be – during the Pandemic and we extend our deepest and most sincere thanks to you all.

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Leo Thomas Collins

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Leo Thomas Collins May 6, 1945 – February 19, 2022
Plymouth, MN – Leo Thomas Collins went to the front of the line in heaven on Saturday, February 19, 2022. His wife and family were by his side and in his heart as he received his last rites. The “honest broker,” athlete, coach, loving and beloved family patriarch, and master of joyful expression died due to complications from COVID-19. Leo was 76 years old. Having lived and worked in the Twin Cities area his entire career, he died in Florida, where his retirement winters were spent in Sandestin. A kind-hearted man whose soul pumped with compassion and purpose, Leo’s life was devoted to his family, friends, and giving back to his community. His love for the University of Notre Dame, his active participation in athletics, and his dedicated commitment to charitable causes consumed his days.

Leo was born in Alexandria, MN, on May 6, 1945, and grew up in Fargo, ND, the eldest of eight children. At Fargo Shanley High School, he was an honor student, Eagle Scout, Roger Maris Award recipient, and All-American football player, lettering in several sports. Following his father’s footsteps to Notre Dame, he played both hockey and football, was a member of the 1966 National Championship Football Team and was pivotal in the resurgence of ice hockey at Notre Dame. Leo obtained a Bachelor’s in Business and Economics in 1967, later receiving a Master of Economics degree from the University of St. Thomas.

His involvement in athletics nurtured his competitive spirit and polished his people-centric personality—traits that defined his success in business and philanthropy. After college, Leo briefly worked in business before transitioning to teaching and coaching (St. Thomas Academy, Henry Sibley, and Macalester College). In 1980, he began his career as an investment advisor, retiring in 2013 as a Vice President for RBC Wealth Management.

Community service was at the core of Leo’s being. He served as a volunteer for the Catholic Church, Crossroads Africa, Peace Corp, St. Joseph’s Orphanage, The Special Olympics, U.S. Olympic Festival, Notre Dame Club of Minnesota, Notre Dame Senior Alumni Association, Interfaith Outreach, University of Minnesota Athletic Directors Advisory Council, St. Thomas Senior Center, and many more.

In 2006, RBC Dain Raucher awarded Leo the National Dick McFarland Volunteer of the Year for his work with Interfaith Outreach, including founding the Earl Cup Woodhill Classic Golf Tournament. In 2012, Leo was inducted into the Shanley High School Hall of Fame. He was also recognized by Mpls St. Paul Magazine for his volunteer work. Leo’s most recent honor was serving two terms as President of the Notre Dame Senior Alumni Association.

His retirement years were spent volunteering, traveling, playing golf, and painting. Most Saturdays found Leo with members of the Notre Dame Alumni Association, serving breakfast to over 200 people at the Dorothy Day Center. He contributed to the Wayzata Depot Model Train Display and was a self-proclaimed comedic magician, entertaining any and all guests in his “Sports Bar.” Leo loved all fireworks and relaxed by painting scenes of the beautiful gardens he and Gwen built around their home. His effervescence for life was infectious. A long-time hockey goalie, he shared that love with his sons and grandsons. Leo will be forever #1 in our hearts!

Survivors include his wife, Gwen Wells-Collins; children Sean (Sandy) Collins, Minneapolis, MN; Babette (Todd) Wheelden, North Andover, MA; Colman (Kara Gonos) Collins, Hopkins, MN; and Gwen’s daughter, Taunya (Steve Morris) Wells, Los Angeles, CA; the “top four grandsons on the planet” Antonio Collins, Drake Wheelden, William Collins, and Fenix Wheelden; siblings Ken (Marci) Collins, Boulder, CO; Paul (Debbie) Collins, Clifton, VA; Mary Johnson, Walker, MN: Beth (Jim) Dutcher, Gillette, WY; Patrick (Teresita) Collins, Vero Beach, FL; Katie Collins, Brooklyn, NY; sister-in-law Linda Collins, Fargo, ND; cousins Kathy (Tad) Dunlap, Kensington, MN, and Keith (Jan) Bakke, St. Louis Park, MN; and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and teammates. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Pauline Collins, brother J. Michael Collins, brother-in-law Brian Johnson, and the mother of his children, Bernadette Delmore Collins.

A noon time Catholic Mass (with visitation at 11 a.m.) will be held at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 630 E. Wayzata Boulevard, Wayzata, MN, 55391 on Thursday, March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day. Interment will be at Holy Name Cemetery, Medina, MN, in June 2022.
Memorials are preferred to Interfaith Outreach, 1605 County Rd 101 N, Plymouth, MN 55447

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Richard “Dick” Williams

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Richard ‘Dick’ Williams passed away peacefully at home on February 22, 2022. Born July 9, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Dick was the youngest of four. He graduated from Choctaw High School (Oklahoma) in 1952, then enlisted in the Navy and served on several ships; including the USS Hornet and USS Oriskany. After he was honorably discharged, he found a career in early computing and worked for companies such as; Univac, Telex, and Seagate. After retirement Dick spent several years working as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He also enjoyed going to his lake place, watching the Twins, and reading the latest John Grisham novel.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife, Paulette and his youngest son, Jon. Dick will be sorely missed by his family; his children, David Williams, Paul Williams, Todd Williams, Stephanie Augustus, son-in-law Scott Augustus, and grandchildren, Kyle, Nate, Braden, and Brenna.

Remembrance ceremony will be held on Wednesday March 2, 2022, at 2:00 pm CST with visitation starting at 1:00 pm CST at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 E Wayzata Blvd, Wayzata, MN. There will be a reception to follow the service, details will be given the on that day. The service will be live-streamed at http://www.twincitiessound.com/richardwilliams/

In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations to be made to the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity organization in memory of Dick Williams.

Private interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery

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David Ray Adams

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David was born on July 20, 1933 and died of natural causes on February 17, 2022. He was born in Virginia, Minnesota to Cedric and Bernice Adams. David is survived by daughters Kimberly Adams-Plehal (Michael Plehal), Laura Adams (Al Szczepanski) and Kelly Kelly (Brian Kelly); grandchildren Lauren Adams-Plehal, Grace Kelly and Maureen Kelly; brother Stephen Adams (Denise), sister-in-law Lee Adams; former wife, CJ Lee; many nieces, nephews and cousins; best friend and caretaker Korjah Kinapoe (aka Ironsides, Kojak, Einstein, or Eisenhower); and Jennifer Jacobson and Jessica Johnson. He was preceded in death by grandson Tyler Adams-Plehal; brother Ric Adams; first wife Marilyn Johnston; cousin and dear friend Chas McNeil; and his faithful canine companion Brady (aka Knucklehead).

David grew up in Edina and graduated from Blake School in 1951. While there, he played football, baseball and basketball. He was also involved in drama, and writing for the school newspaper. He then attended Yale University and graduated in 1955 with a degree in American History and a minor in Spanish. After Yale, David enlisted in the US Marines and served two years stateside as a First Lieutenant. He then finished his education at Harvard Business School in 1960. David spent much of his career in medical group management.

In June of 1955 David married high school sweetheart Marilyn Maynard and they were fortunate to have three girls to complete their family: Kim, Laura and Kelly.
David played golf and tennis throughout his life. In his later years, while married to CJ Lee, he lived in northern Minnesota at Eshquaguma Country Club, spending much of his time on the golf course with cousin Chas.
David was an avid reader and especially enjoyed books and documentaries about World War II. He also enjoyed traveling. His journeys took him to Africa, France, England, China, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe; with cruises to Hawaii, Tahiti and Alaska, as well as many trips throughout the United States and Canada.

Dave was also a great host. He loved to throw big get-togethers such as barbeques, skeet-shoots, square dancing, ice skating and tennis parties. The family will receive friends at 12:30pm on Friday, February 25 at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel in Minneapolis. Memorial Service in the Chapel at 1:00pm, followed by a private burial for family members at Lakewood Cemetery. Following the interment a reception for family and friends will be held at the Minikahda Club.

The family would like to thank the staff at both Trillium Woods and LifeSprk Home Health Service for the loving care and support you have given David. We would also like to thank Korjah for being there every single day for David for the past couple years. Korjah: not only did you give him the best care, you gave the family great comfort knowing you were there with him. You are a true angel. Finally, thank you to Stephen and Denise. We are deeply grateful for your constant support, generosity and understanding.

The memorial service will be live streamed at: www.twincitiessound.com/davidrayadams

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William Dunlap

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William (Bill) Dunlap Jr. passed away due to complications of kidney disease on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at age 83.
Preceded in death by his parents William and Evelyn Dunlap, his nephew David Wennes, and his first wife Lois-Mary Apple Dunlap.

Bill passed away as he lived; surrounded by family. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Bill is survived by wife JoAnne Pastel; sisters Judy Wellhausen (Tom) and Mary Wennes (Howard); children Kristin, Leslie (Seth Cotlar), Brenda (Jim Reidy), Billy and Jacqueline; and grandchildren Kaitlin, Anna, and Ellie Schaible, Isaac Cotlar, and Kai and Tae Reidy; and beloved nieces and nephews.

Bill had a storied history in the advertising industry.
His personal brand’s key messages would be: Thoughtful. Charismatic. Sly humor. Bold thinker. Passionate about work and family. Generous and kind. Memorable and wise.

Bill grew up in Austin, MN. He graduated at the top of his high school class and was a key player on the basketball team.
He attended Carleton College in Northfield, MN, where he majored in Political Science, worked at the college post office and met Lois-Mary.

After graduating from Carleton (class of 1960) he worked at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati, OH, as a Marketing and Sales Executive. In 1968 he was recruited by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to serve as an Assistant Postmaster General in the White House Cabinet during the Nixon Administration. He loved the Washington, D.C. political scene and the creative aspects of introducing several iconic postage stamps of the times, including Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon and the LOVE stamp.
Bill had the opportunity to meet eleven presidents during his lifetime.

In 1978, Bill was recruited to a leadership position for the Marketing Corporation of America (MCA), based in Westport, CT and Manhattan, NY. In 1980, Bill became President and then CEO of Campbell-Mithun Esty (CME), the largest advertising agency west of the Mississippi at the time. Bill helped champion such brands as 3M, Andersen Windows, General Mills, International Dairy Queen, Jeep, Kmart, Sun Country and United Airlines. Bill also served on the board of directors at many organizations, including the Minnesota Business Partnership. Throughout his career, he lauded all the talented and creative people with whom he worked. He took great care truly engaging with all he encountered.

Bill was a lifelong supporter of Minnesota sports as a season ticket holder to the Timberwolves, Vikings, Twins and Wild. He served as Marketing Director for the 1992 MN Super Bowl Committee and was a proud supporter of the Trent Tucker Celebrity Golf Tournament. Bill was also a benefactor of Alcoholics Anonymous, University of Minnesota Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Operation Smile.

Bill and JoAnne and their two children, Billy (19) and Jacqueline (13), have enjoyed much love and laughter and many travels together.

In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations in memory of Bill Dunlap to M Health Fairview Masonic Children’s Hospital, #11731 UMF for the Jacqueline Dunlap Neurofibromatosis Fund (NF Fund) or mailed to: University of Minnesota Foundation P.O. Box 860266 Minneapolis, MN 55486; or to the Northside Achievement Zone.

A funeral service will be held at Lakewood Chapel in Minneapolis at 10:00am on Saturday, February 12th.
A livestream of the service will be available on this site during the service.

Information about a celebration of life (in the summer) will be posted as it becomes available on the David Lee Funeral Home website.

Bill liked to say, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift.” He will be dearly missed.

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Patricia Ann (Rand) Lee

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Lee, Patricia Ann of Wayzata died November 6, 2021 at age 83. Patty was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd & Frances Rand and brother, David Rand. She will be forever in the hearts of her children, Mike Lee (Sue), Carrie Lee Erickson (Ed), Laurie Oare (Andy) and Tracie Haagensen (Mark); grandkids, Mollie Ravenscroft (Ryan), Maddie Lee (Tyler Hockert), Michael Lee, Mason Starry, Dillon Starry, Courtney Oare, AJ Oare, Kellie Haagensen and Chloe Haagensen; brother, Larry Rand; sister-in-law, Marilyn Larson and many other loving family members and friends.

The Funeral Service is at 11am Thursday, November 11 at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 E. Wayzata Blvd. in Wayzata. Visitation is 5-7pm Wednesday and 1 hour prior to service. A livestream will be available on the funeral home website. Interment is at Summit Park Cemetery. Memorials directed to her amazing care team at English Rose Suites, 6941 Valley View Road, Edina, MN 55439. Our heartfelt thanks to the entire staff. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577 davidleefuneralhome.com

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Georgia J. O’Connor

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O’Connor, Georgia J. And though she be but little she is fierce.
Age 83, of Wayzata, passed away in the early morning hours of 11/4/2020 at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park.
Georgia was preceded in death by her parents, Fred & Marie Williams; husband, of 54 years, Bob O’Connor; sister, June, and brother, Fred.
Survived by children, Shawn and Pat (Deidre); 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Georgia was born in Minneapolis, attended the Academy of Holy Angels, and worked for the Wayzata School District for over 20 years.
In the last 3 years of her life Georgia bravely faced more than one medical crisis including an aortic aneurism, lung cancer, and kidney failure.
Georgia was blessed to have so many amazing caregivers during this time. The family would like to thank Bobby and Shawnee O’Connor, Dr. Kendra Kubiak and her nurse Sadie at Frauenshuh Cancer Center, Dr. Jesse Manunga at Abbott Northwestern Heart Hospital, the many nurses and doctors at Methodist and Abbott Northwestern hospitals, Dr. Andrew Esten and the staff at Fresenius Kidney Care in Golden Valley, Derek, Gladys, and Lucy at The Birches at Trillium Woods, the staff at Chapel View Health Care Center in Hopkins, and the staff at Interlude Restorative Suites in Plymouth.

A celebration of Georgia’s life will be held at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 Wayzata Blvd E, Wayzata, on Saturday 10/23/21.
Visitation from 10:00 – 11:00, a service from 11:00 – 11:30, and a luncheon from 11:30 – 12:30, followed by her burial at Summit Park Cemetery in Wayzata.
For those concerned about travel and/or COVID risks, the service will be livestreamed.
You can find the link in her obituary on the funeral home website.

David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577
www.davidleefuneralhome.com

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Linda Ann Gregory Wotipka

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Linda Ann Gregory Wotipka

was born on June 29, 1945 in Twin Falls, Idaho to Maurice and Melva Gregory. On July 7, 2021, she joined her husband of 45 years, Lee Wotipka, her father, mother, and brother Clark Gregory, in the great mystery of God’s next plan. She is survived by her brothers, Dana and Clinton Gregory, her brother-in-law, Adolph Wotipka, her sisters-in-law, Diane Wotipka, Laverne Ehrlich, Shirley Dolezal, and Marie Gregory, her daughter, Janell Strube, her three stepdaughters, Lucy Miller, Jennette Bodiford and Robin Wotipka, her son-in-law Mitch Bodiford, and the nephews she raised as her sons, Scott Gregory, Matthew Gregory, and Jeremy Loyer, and daughters-in-law, Keri-Ann and Jamie Gregory, and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many other nieces and nephews and loving friends.

Linda spent her life following God, living and working in Idaho, Hawaii, California, Utah, and Florida, finally settling in Wayzata, Minnesota where she designed her home and planted her dream garden. She studied at the University of Idaho, Boise State College, San Jose College, San Francisco, and the University of Phoenix, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration. She held many positions in financial management and payroll administration.

Linda’s professional demeanor of calm and competence balanced a deeply artistic and poetic nature. She was a talented artist whose works were filled with stylized images of flowers. Linda was a child of the forest – the forest is where God found her and spoke to her, the place where she found her refuge, the place where she and her brothers spent many hours playing. In Wayzata, she created a wooded glade that surrounded her house, a place where tall trees shaded the flowers and the sigh of wind through the leaves was the breath of the earth encircling her and everyone who walked its brick lined paths.

Families are made in many ways, and the bonds of blood are no match for the bonds of connection tied by God in His tapestry design. Linda always wanted a family, and her path to motherhood came in unexpected ways, including reconnecting with her daughter. She counted it a special blessing when she acquired three little girls upon her marriage to Lee, and she took in her nephews when they needed a home and a family, impelled by a desire to let them know they were loved and that they were worth it. She was known for her kindness, compassion and nonjudgmental love for others and was revered in all her work places for her mentoring and leadership.

Linda faced the end of her days on this earth with dignity, courage and grace despite great suffering. She considered how to die in “the best way”, the way she tried to do everything – not only succeeding but excelling. She was a famous list maker. Even her lists had lists. In these last few months, those lists kept her from her pain. Often after a sleepless night, there would be a new set of tasks to accomplish in the morning.

The verses Ephesians 2:8 and 9, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, Not of works, lest any man should boast,” were a comfort to her every day, and she read often the verses of the 23rd Psalm.

Today, her lists are complete, and God in His grace has gathered her into his loving arms.


Funeral service Saturday July 17, 2021 at 3 PM, David Lee Chapel, 1220 Wayzata Blvd East, Wayzata. Visitation 1 hour prior. The service will be live-streamed, you can access the link off of Linda’s obituary on the funeral home website.

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Delores “Dee” M. Arnold

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Delores “Dee”, M. Arnold
Age 87 of Bloomington. Born August 26, 1933 and died July 6, 2021.

A woman of noble character, shaped by humbleness, determined through convictions, and worth found in her family. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio to Carmen and Mary Lombardi, she was the youngest, “the baby”, in the Lombardi family.
Her Italian heritage afforded her rich memories through her childhood and built the foundation of her love for authentic Italian cooking and baking, entertaining, gardening, and creating art.
Her friendly nature and attraction to shyness led her to a man who caught her discerning eye, Dean Arnold.
The spark ignited and the eventual flame drew them together and shortly to marry on November 24, 1951.
Through the following years they grew a family with three children, Dean, Cheryl, and then later they decided to have Mark.

Minneapolis became the city where they would settle and build strong family roots. Family was her pride, nurturing and encouraging the importance of love, traditions and faith.
Her love of God enveloped her life, a source of affirmation and often inspired her to share her convictions and testimony with acquaintances and friends. A true godly warrior.
Her dedication to marriage blessed her with 70 beautiful years with her “teenage crush”, Dean Arnold who she is now reunited with and wrapped in his loving arms.
Her children that were the glimmer in her eye, Dean Arnold (Nora), Cheryl (Arnold) Rue (Wade), and Mark; her grandchildren that were her joy, Laura Montiel (Lorenzo), Dean R. (Courtney), Melody and Nolan Arnold; Kymberli (Rue) Kuehn (Dan), Jennifer, Deanna, and Angela Aldrich (Joshua); Elizabeth Morris (Joe), Hilary, and Olivia; her great grandchildren that were her spark of youth, Tristan, Ava, Adelyn, Dean; Samantha (Luke), Sophia, Caleb, Michael, Gabriel, Jayden; Nicholas and Teddy.
Preceded in death by grandson, Jeffery Arnold Rue.

A world of gratitude to Fairview Accent Hospice, and the Grace A Home Team who gave her dignified and compassionate care during her going home journey.
A celebration of her life and faith will be at 10 AM Tuesday July 13, 2021 at the Lakewood Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. Visitation 5-7 PM Monday July 12, at the David Lee Chapel, 1220 Wayzata Blvd East in Wayzata.
Interment Lakewood Cemetery.
This service will be live streamed on the funeral home website. Memorials may be directed to donor’s choice.
“She brings good, all the days of her life”

David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata
952-473-5577
www.davidleefuneralhome.com