Byron, John Patrick age 80, of Bloomington, left us to join his bride on December 28, 2010, their 53rd wedding anniversary. His sparkling wife Mary preceded him in death in 2008. John was born March 4, 1930 in Waseca, MN to John F. Byron and Margaret Sinnott Byron. The family moved to North Minneapolis in 1933 where John attended St. Anne's grade school. He graduated from De La Salle High School in 1946, attended the College of St. Thomas, and received his law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1953. After serving in the Navy aboard the USS Princeton during the Korean War, he joined the Minneapolis law firm of Wheeler and Fredrikson, now Fredrikson and Byron, where he practiced until his retirement in 1996. John treasured his family, his Catholic faith, and his many lifelong friends. John was also preceded in death by his brother, David. He is survived by his six children, (Fr.) J. Michael Byron of St. Paul, Molly (Jeff) Hill of Minnetonka, Jim of Scottsdale, Arizona, Martha of Bloomington, Joseph (Debra) of Hermosa Beach, CA, and Anne (Ryan) Anderson of Eagan; grandchildren, Matthew, Sarah, and Chris Hill, Michael and J.T. Byron, and Victoria Anderson. He is also survived by his siblings, Mary (Leo) Kennedy, Thomas (Kay) Byron, and Kay (Jerry) Heron; and numerous relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Monday, January 3rd (visitation beginning at 9:30 AM) at Our Lady of Grace Church, 5051 Eden Ave. S., Edina. Memorials preferred to Risen Christ School, 1120 East 37th Street, Mpls, MN 55407, or N.C. Little Hospice, 7019 Lynmar Lane, Edina, MN 55435. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
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Published in Star Tribune from Dec. 29, 2010 to Jan. 2, 2011