Sidney, Dexter Joseph Age 75, of Prior Lake, formerly of Burnsville, died of respiratory failure Friday, June 8, 2018, at his home in Prior Lake, after a long and cou rageous battle with lung cancer and obstructive pulmonary disease. After graduating from Dowling High School in Des Moines IA, Mr. Sidney served six years in the US Marine Corps and earned a Purple Heart in Vietnam. He attended Loras College in Dubuque, IA and graduated from Drake University in Des Moines and received a Master's Degree in Business Law from Butler School of Law. Mr. Sidney's career spanned the fields of journalism, banking, corporate purchasing/procurement and management consulting. He joined the FDIC - Resolution Trust Corporation resolving asset disposition of collapsed loan institutions during the Savings and Loan crisis of the 80's. Mr. Sidney oversaw implementation of technology during the building and occupancy of Norwest (now Wells Fargo) Tower in Minneapolis. He played senior management roles with GE Capital IT Solutions and American Express before returning in 2002 to government service as a Senior Executive Service Officer at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington DC. In 2005, Mr. Sidney returned to Minnesota as Director of HUD's Minnesota Field Office. Before his retirement in 2015, Mr. Sidney resided in Burnsville for more than 40 years. He was a member of the Prior Lake VFW and the Marine Corps League. Mr. Sidney is preceded in death by parents, Donald and Blanche (Carey) Sidney. He is survived by beloved wife, Karen; son, Douglas; daughter, Shannon Laska; son-in- law, Scott Laska; grandson, Andrew Laska; stepsons, Erik Miller, Karl (Jennifer) Miller: other relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be Sat., June 16, 11 am, at Colonial Church of Edina, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina MN 55436, followed by a reception lunch in the Great Hall. Committal with military honors on Tues., June 19, at 1:45 pm, Assembly Area #2, at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, 7601 34th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN. Memorials may be given to Colonial Church of Edina or the Prior Lake VFW. Ballard-Sunder Funeral Homes ballardsunderfuneral.com Prior Lake Chapel 952-447-2633
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