See more of the story Eugene Loya, dentist and avid golfer, dies of COVID-19 at 83 When Eugene Loya moved his dentistry practice from northeast Minneapolis to Nisswa, many of his loyal patients followed him Up North for checkups.Besides being one… Donald Mayer, mechanical engineer and patent holder, dies of COVID-19 complications at 90 He spent much of his career at Thermo King Corp. in Bloomington, where he earned his 12 patents. Loading... Lawrence Allen, travel and football enthusiast, dies of COVID-19 complications at 70 Lawrence W. Allen helped countless people catch flights over the years working as a skycap for Northwest and Delta Air Lines, but he was also… Matthew Sean Williams, lawyer and online gamer, dies of COVID-19 at 40 How he contracted COVID-19 is likely to remain a mystery, his mother said. Georgie Herman, a beloved University of Minnesota librarian, dies of COVID-19 at 88 For nearly three decades, reference librarian Georgianna Herman was a prime resource for graduate students in industrial relations at the University of Minnesota. Herman oversaw… Marty Plombon, diabetes educator, dies of COVID-19 at 85 At North Memorial, she also trained medical student residents and interns and mentored other nurses. Kenneth Lynes, a bighearted handyman and avid bowler, dies of COVID-19 at 81 Kenneth Lynes was a jack-of-all-trades whose generous, gregarious presence left an impression on many people in southeast Minneapolis. The electrician-turned-handyman freely lent his time… Janet Spearman, former head operating room nurse at HCMC, dies of COVID-19 at 79 One of the things that upsets Bruce Mathis about the June death of his 79-year-old mother, Janet Spearman of Minneapolis, is that it feels like… Rachel Vrudny, an educator who battled adversity with optimism, dies of COVID-19 complications at 60 Vrudny, of Brainerd, was adventurous and tough despite a lifetime of health problems, her father said. Longtime Roseville wrestling coach dies of COVID-19 complications at 97 Kenneth Bergstedt started the wrestling program at Roseville's Alexander Ramsey High School in 1953 — the school's first year — and taught at the school for 32 years. Donna Johnson, who led Allina Health's library for decades, dies of COVID-19 at 82 Donna Johnson became a nationally renowned medical library leader while overseeing Allina Health’s library during an era of dramatic change — from the start… Gerald Snyder, who led Chisholm High band for 30 years, dies at age 81 In 30 years of teaching band and choir at Chisholm High School, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who heard Jerry Snyder raise his voice.… Gae Pearl, women's clothing designer, dies of COVID-19 complications at 87 In August 1965, Gae Pearl helped a Minneapolis apparel company pull off a fashion coup. Pearl, a clothing designer, designed coats that were purchased by… Rosemary Stratioti, founder of the West Duluth Memorial Day parade, dies of COVID-19 at 89 DULUTH – Just a handful of family members were able to say goodbye to Rosemary Stratioti at a quiet graveside ceremony on July 2. In… Yussur Barkhad, an Afro Deli cook and Somali refugee, dies of COVID-19 at 63 Punctual and stoic, she was a devout Muslim and a humanitarian, those who knew her said. Cleo Herrera, who worked to protect children, dies of COVID-19 complications at 82 As a single mother in her 30s with six children, Cleo Herrera set a lasting example for her family when she earned a master’s degree… Walter Littman, mathematician and classical music lover, dies of COVID-19 at 90 As a child in Austria, Walter Littman escaped the Nazis in an extraordinary tale of survival, mettle and luck. Littman, of Minneapolis, later became a… Rep. Omar's father dies of complications from COVID-19 "It is with tremendous sadness and pain that I share that my father, Nur Omar Mohamed, passed away today due to complications from COVID-19," Rep. Ilhan Omar said. Adwina Jackson Baptiste, educator and poet, dies of COVID-19 complications at 71 Adwina Jackson Baptiste always emphasized two things to her three children. “Faith and the pursuit of knowledge,” said daughter Alicia Ayodele of New Hope. “They… Lucille Anderson, social worker who strove to help underprivileged youth, dies of COVID-19 at 94 Her mother stressed that education was the key to social mobility. Virginia Mae 'Ginny' Anderson, a longtime bank teller and editorial librarian, dies of COVID-19 at 91 For almost 40 years with the Second Northwestern Bank of Minneapolis on University Avenue, Virginia Mae “Ginny” Anderson was the smiling face at the teller’s… Marny Xiong, St. Paul school board chair, dies at 31 from COVID-19 Marny Xiong, chairwoman of the St. Paul Board of Education, died Sunday of COVID-19, the first elected official in the state and one of the… Margarita Trautmann, an editor and Spanish language translator, dies of COVID-19 complications at 67 Margarita Trautmann was as self-assured and comfortable at a formal dining table with politicians as she was sitting next to her husband on the banks… Clark Osojnicki, a financial analyst and champion dog trainer, dies of COVID-19 at 56 At the hospital, staffers had seen signs of improvement, and his wife felt certain he would return to their Stillwater home soon. Judith Bemis, author and mental health champion, dies of COVID-19 at 82 Judith “Judy” Bemis drew on her own life experience to help others with anxiety, spearheading a network of support groups when it was taboo to… Ex-Armstrong volleyball coach Erickson dead from COVID-19 He led his program to five consecutive Class 2A championships in the 1980s. Patricia Forster, a teacher and lover of the outdoors, dies of complications of COVID-19 at 83 "She was never sitting around except when she was reading," a daughter said. Annie Glenn, widow of U.S. Sen. John Glenn, dies at 100 Annie Glenn, the widow of astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn and a communication disorders advocate, died Tuesday at age 100. Donald Bridell, a collector who loved auctions and garage sales, dies of COVID-19 at 89 Donald Bridell came honestly by his penchant for collecting.He was born in the grips of the Great Depression, raised on a small farm south of… Rich Herman, a gentle giant who worked in aviation, dies of COVID-19 at 66 He died soon after returning to his Rosemount home on April 8. Marion Klein, a leader in Jewish women's groups, dies of COVID-19 at 87 St. Paul native Marion Goldetsky Klein was devoted to her family, her community and her Jewish faith. “She was a very involved person,” said… Patrick Petit, a teacher and woodworker, dies of COVID-19 complications at 82 On a phone call with family members in his final moments, he had a simple directive: "Be happy, be kind and keep learning." Minnesota Judge Steven A. Anderson dies of COVID-19 at 65 In the courtroom, he was Judge Steven A. Anderson. On the street, he preferred to be called Steve. Scott Melter, a hardcore Vikings fan and proud grandfather, dies of COVID-19 at 60 As devoted fans on opposite sides of the Vikings-Packers rivalry, Scott Melter and Ken Larson gave each other plenty of ribbing over the years.… Frederick 'Fritz' Koerner, engineer of a famous war spy plane, dies of COVID-19 complications at 86 Enticed by the U.S. Navy’s recruitment pitch “to see the world,” Frederick “Fritz” Koerner enlisted during the Korean War. He made it as far as… Conrad 'Connie' Razidlo, ad man and artist, dies of COVID-19 at 85 His legacy spans arts, business and politics. Dr. Joseph Wethington, physician who helped build clinic network, dies of COVID-19 at 93 Even in his last days, he visited with family over Zoom. They stood outside his first-floor room, waving at him through the window. Anita Robinson, a librarian and casino tour bus organizer, dies of COVID-19 at 94 Patrons who rode the buses to area casinos adored Anita Robinson, says her son, Gary, who operates a bus company, Best Bet Tours. She… David Goulette, a gifted church organist with a rich bass voice, dies of COVID-19 at 83 It was David Goulette’s rich bass singing voice that first caught Carol Carver’s ear at a choir audition decades ago. It was his almost-heavenly organ… Wayne Haskell, North High Class president of 1960, dies at 77 of COVID-19 complications Wayne Haskell had everything going for him when he graduated from North High School in Minneapolis in 1960. He was an honors student, senior class… Art dealer John Driscoll, who owned N.Y. gallery but kept Minnesota ties, dies at 70 He died April 10 in Putnam County, New York, due to complications from COVID-19. Arloine Morris, a hunter, angler and quilter, dies of COVID-19 at 89 She was one of the first victims of the novel coronavirus in Minnesota. Larry Windrum, a St. Paul antiques dealer and victim of COVID-19, dies at 81 Customers looked forward to the shop's annual holiday open house, with live music and invitations crafted by Windrum, a graphic designer. AG Keith Ellison's mother dies from COVID-19 complications Minneapolis City Council Member Jeremiah Ellison says positive coronavirus test made it feel like grandmother "was snatched from us." Gloria Lott, 88, was among the first to die in COVID-19 outbreak at Duluth assisted-living facility A Zoom call brought music and her family to her Essentia Health hospital room last week.