Sahr, Faye Ellen (Gilbertson) age 91, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2022, at home in the presence of her three children. Predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Roger; parents Louis and Dena Gilbertson; siblings Hope, Bryce and Donna. Survived by son David (Arpi) and daughters Laura (Joe Schmit) and Emily (Andrew Winter). Adored by six grandchildren: Daniele Sahr; Natalie (Dustin Thomas), Gaby and Matthew Schmit; and Dena and Evan Winter; and two great grandchildren, Remy and Maddie Thomas. She will be remembered for her devotion to her family and always "being there"; her passion for music, art, history, books and language; her love of the Forest and Lake Superior; her abiding interest in politics and current affairs; and her fierce independence and strength as she was losing her vision and hearing. Faye was born on July 8, 1930 in Luverne, MN. Her public singing career began at age 4 sitting atop a grand piano, performing songs of the era. She was drum major in the high school marching band. Faye attended the U of MN with a vocal scholarship, leaving in 1950 to marry Roger. She eagerly returned to the U in 1971 to continue her studies in history. Faye volunteered for 20 years for Radio Talking Book and hosted her own show. President of the English Speaking Union and volunteer for Mpls Institute of Arts, hospitals and her children's schools. At 60, she re-entered the job market for 10 years, working with entrepreneurs. A service celebrating Faye's life will be held on her birthday, Friday, July 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Sts. Luke & James Episcopal Church, 4557 Colfax Ave. So., Mpls., MN. A reception follows the service. Visitation on Thursday, July 7 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Point of France, 6566 France Ave So, Edina, MN and at 9:30 a.m. prior to the service on the 8th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church or to the Nature Conservancy. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Faye Ellen (Gilbertson) Sahr
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