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Mollie Gordon Raskind Obituary

Raskind, Mollie Gordon age 91 passed away March 8, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Leo J. Raskind. Mollie was born in Winnipeg, Canada and moved to California as a teenager, attending University High School in Los Angeles. She went onto the University of California, Berkeley where she earned a B.A in Music in 1943. Mollie was introduced to her future husband, Leo, by a mutual friend in Los Angeles, and they were married in 1948. When their children began school, Mollie decided to enroll in Law School. She began at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN where Leo was teaching, and when Leo accepted a faculty position in the Law School at Ohio State, Mollie completed her studies there. She was awarded a J.D. from The Ohio State University in 1969. In 1970, the family moved to Minneapolis when Leo accepted a faculty position at the University of Minnesota Law School. Mollie focused her law career in the area of criminal appellate law. She worked in the Public Defender's Office in Minnesota and retired in 1986 as Deputy State Public Defender. After retiring, Mollie spent her winters in Jupiter, FL. She enjoyed cooking, stock market trading and classical music. Mollie was an accomplished pianist, playing in music groups and as an accompanist at her senior residence through 2012. Mollie is survived by her daughter, Carol R. Rance of Philadelphia, PA; and her son, John R. Raskind of Park City, UT. In accordance with her wishes, no funeral services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Leo J. & Mollie G. Raskind Memorial Faculty Scholars Fund at the University of MN Law School, attn.: Martha Martin, 229 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.
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Published online on March 13, 2013 courtesy of Star Tribune.

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