OBITUARIES

Wed
08
Aug

Former North High School teacher passes away at age 89


Herbert King

Herbert “Herb” E. King, a former teacher and coach at North High School, died July 26. He was 89 years old.

Wed
03
May

Retired sports editor Wally Wakefield dies at age 86


Wally Wakefield

Wallace (Wally) P. Wakefield, a longtime sports writer for Lillie Suburban Newspapers, passed away unexpectedly in his home May 2. He was 86 years old.

Wed
15
Jul

Jerry Hughes, former state senator, dies at 85

Jerry Hughes, former state senator, in recent years. (submitted photo)
Jerry Hughes, former state senator, in recent years. (submitted photo)

Jerome M. “Jerry” Hughes, known as “the father of Early Childhood/Family Education,” died June 28. He was 85.

Wed
11
Mar

Ken Carpenter, VFW honor guard, past commander

Ken Carpenter
Ken Carpenter

Ken Carpenter of North St. Paul passed away March 6 at age 87.

Carpenter grew up on the East Side and served in the Navy during World War II.

Wed
11
Mar

Gigi Fitzpatrick, devoted to senior causes, dies at 58; services March 14

Gigi Fitzpatrick and Sara Paul spearheaded the Golden Prom, where high-school students arranged an evening with dancing, dining and socializing with area seniors. (file photo)
Gigi Fitzpatrick and Sara Paul spearheaded the Golden Prom, where high-school students arranged an evening with dancing, dining and socializing with area seniors. (file photo)

For nearly 25 years, if you walked into the Gladstone Senior Center, you’d likely hear Gigi Fitzpatrick conversing enthusiastically with someone, be greeted by her bright smile or feel the rush of air as she hurried out to fill in for a Meals on W

Mon
04
Feb

Willard H. McGuire

Past President, National Education Association

Age 79, of Shoreview, passed away February 1, 2008. Survived by wife Helen; son Bruce (Teri) McGuire; daughters Laurie (Dave) Shoop and Lynn (Craig) Stupke; 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

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