James Michael "Mike" Anglin, 75, of Apple Valley, passed peacefully Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, surrounded by family at home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James F. Anglin and Dorothea Davenport Anglin of Ft. Wayne, Ind.
He is survived in life by his loving wife, Geraldine Sedo; children, Elisabeth (Kevin), Robert (Nicole) and Katherine; grandchildren, Caroline, Paige, Jacob and James; and siblings, Dennis (Florey) and Mary (Dennis).
After graduating high school two years early in Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mike earned his BS in electrical engineering at Purdue University, his masters in electrical engineering at University of Minnesota (where he met his wife, Geri) and his law degree at Indiana University. He spent three years of active service as Lieutenant (JG) in the U.S. Navy between his bachelors and masters degrees. Mike spent his professional career as a recognized expert in Intellectual Property Law, specializing in science and technology patent law. After finishing school in Indianapolis, Mike moved his family to Rochester, where he spent 30 years working with IBM as a patent attorney, and then self-employed as a litigation consultant. He later moved to Apple Valley to continue his post-retirement career with the private IP law firm of Schwegman, Lundberg and Woessner in Minneapolis. Since retiring (again), he continued to provide consulting and educational support in the area of IP Law.
He had a passion for learning, service to others, music and humor. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather — always available for support, teaching or a "good" joke. Mike was very active with his family, church and musical (vocal, instrumental) pursuits. He loved to travel and enjoyed experiencing the language and culture of a wide variety of domestic and international destinations.
Services will be held at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at 11 a.m., and will be followed by a luncheon.
Visitation will be offered Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. also at the church.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Pipe Organ Fund, Dakota Valley Symphony Chorus or other
(Diabetes, Heart, Church, etc.).
Published in The Post-Bulletin on Dec. 31, 2013