Herman-EELKEMA-Obituary

Herman H. EELKEMA M.D.

St Paul, Minnesota

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Irene, Liz, Bill, Jim, Harry and John: I am very sorry for your loss. H.H. was a big presence in my childhood, and I'll never forget how he was the first person to go running in the neighborhood for the exercise. (When passersby jeered and threw things, he became a walker, as I recall it. How times have changed.) I was afraid of him, and startled by his gentleness and sensitivity when asked to remove a splinter for me. I must have been 6 or something. He raised very spunky kids of whom he had...

I am John Coleman's daughter. I worked in the Lowry office the year I dropped out college (1967) to earn money for a trip to Europe (I did go on to earn a J.D.). At the time, I was unqualified to do anything. I worked as one of the receptionists. I am sure the entire staff suffered the presence of one of "the partner's kids."

I think Harry filled in on Wednesday afternoon's when Elmer Paulson was out of the office. Unknowingly, I was an early feminist. Sensing...

We loved bringing you desserts, attacking buckthorn with you, and playing in your leaves. Thank you for all the smiles you bestowed on our boys. Rest in peace, "Mr. E."

To the. Eelkema family from the Youngest of the Leo A Nash family our dads worked together at the St Paul Radiology.great friendship and wonderful memories.my sympathies for your loss. Wendy Nash Keller

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Eelkema for ten years at St. Paul Radiology...he was a wonderful man and I have many good memories of him...My deepest sympathy to those he left behind.

Jim,
Marlene and I extend to you and your family our sympathy on the death of your Dad.
Duane Engstrom

A great friend, a great doctor-All my memories of Harry are good ones-Thomas W. Votel, MD

A gentleman. A fine neighbor. And a great long-distance driver.

May I take this opportunity to express my sincere sympathy in the passing of a very delightful man. I have worked for St. Paul Radiology for 30 years and had the wonderful opportunity to work with Dr. Eelkema on a regular basis until his retirement. I so appreciated his wonderful sense of humor, he was always up for a great story. I also loved his contagious laughter, he brought so much to our working day. I can't tell you the number of times we shared farm experiences over the years,...

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Of St. Thomas, N.D. Died January 2, 2013 He was born August 30, 1927, in Groton S.D., to Herman Henry and Ruth Young Eelkema. The family moved to Maywood, IL, and then to Duluth, MN in 1936. The family maintained a home in Duluth, and also a working farm near Drayton, ND. Dr. Eelkema graduated...

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