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Gerald E. (Jerry) MAGNUSON

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Gerald E. (Jerry) MAGNUSON Obituary
Age 83, of Alzheimer's complications Passed away on February 9th Retired partner of Minneapolis law firm Lindquist & Vennum P.L.L.P., which came into being in 1968 as a result of a merger he orchestrated with longtime friend and fellow lawyer Mel Orenstein. Survived by sons Greg (Linda) of Apple Valley, Paul (Deborah Marshall) of San Francisco, and John (Mariann Wolf) of Minneapolis; grandchildren Lisa, Zack, Cole, and Sara; sister Ardelle of Brentwood, CA; sister-in-law Dona Butler of Greensboro, NC; brother-in-law Peter Medchill of Mound; longtime friend/assistant Jeane Paul (Grant) of Bloomington; and many friends and colleagues. Raised in St. Paul. Lived most of his adult life in Minneapolis, Edina, Hayward, WI, and Bradenton, FL. 'Graduate of the Year' from the University of Minnesota Law School, 1954. President of the Minnesota Law Review, 1953-1954. Chairman of the Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, 1977-1981. Affiliated with several companies, including Sheldahl, WSI Industries, and Premium Wear. Avid golfer. Former member of The Minikahda Club. Dedicated husband and father, always providing wise guidance and support. He possessed a rare blend of aptitude, intelligence, good judgment, and good humor. Preceded in death by father John (Edward), mother Luella, sisters Veona and Mildred, and wife Myla. Visitation: Monday 2/17 from 6PM-8PM, Cremation Society of Minnesota, Edina Chapel, 7110 France Ave S, Edina, MN, 952-924-4100. Funeral service: Tuesday 2/18 at 1PM, Christ Presbyterian Church, 6901 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN, 952-920-8515. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you direct memorials to the Whitlock/White College Fund c/o Northeast Bank, 77 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. Our dear friend Rob White passed away in December, leaving behind his wife, Jane Whitlock, and two young sons, Caleb & Reece. Jerry was a strong proponent of getting a good education; we believe it would be a fitting tribute to Jerry's memory to assist the Whitlock/White family in this pursuit.
Published in Pioneer Press on Feb. 16, 2014
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