Ken Mauer Sr., a respected fixture in baseball and other sports as a player and coach in St. Paul for many decades and a great-uncle to Joe Mauer, has died. The 2014 inductee into the Minnesota State High School Baseball Hall of Fame died on Feb. 26 from heart failure, according to his online obituary. He was 91. After his own playing days ended, Mauer coached baseball at Macalaster College in St. Paul for one year and won the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title. In 13 years at St. Paul Humboldt High School spanning from the late 1950s into the early 1970s, his teams won 145 games and lost 56. In that time, his teams won seven City Championships, three Twin City Championships, and three Region Championships. He also taught English in the St. Paul School District. He also coached football at St. Paul Harding. The 1945 Cretin High School graduate played pro ball in various cities around the country including parts of three seasons with the St. Paul Saints. He’s also … [Read more...] about Obituary: Ken Mauer Sr., added to family’s baseball legacy in St. Paul
By Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk PRICEVILLE, ALA. — An Alabama woman used obituary notices to target her victims in a series of burglaries, WHNT reported. >> Read more trending news Jennifer Lynn Azizian, of Madison, faces four counts of third-degree burglary and one count of first-degree of criminal mischief, AL.com reported. According to Priceville police, the burglaries occurred while the victims were attending a family member’s funeral, the website reported. Investigators: Madison woman trolled obituaries to find homes to break into https://t.co/HyjUvIAQhs pic.twitter.com/lce9zOa2hg— WHNT (@whnt) February 22, 2019 “As people were laying their loved ones to rest, little did they know that someone was adding to their grief by breaking into their homes,” Priceville police said in a statement. “It was clear that the suspect had been researching obituaries for some time.” … [Read more...] about Alabama woman used obituaries to target burglary victims, police say
Larry Englund (photo by Robert Meier) Larry Englund was a DJ, writer and activist. And a bit of a character on the Twin Cities music scene. He was the kind of guy who would write his own obituary, which he did. “It appears that I’ve died. Passed away, departed, checked out, left this earthly vale, kicked the bucket, left town,” he announced in a posting on his blog. Englund, of St. Paul, died Saturday of stomach cancer. He was 73. He spun records on KFAI and KBEM community radio and in clubs and restaurants. He wrote articles for City Pages, the Jazz Police and the Highland Villager. He helped student musicians as a board member of the Dakota Foundation for Jazz Education and contributed to the music scene with the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. In 2018, the Jazz Journalists Association recognized Englund with the “Jazz Hero” award. But that’s not the way Englund would tell it. “I have tried to live a life of kindness and … [Read more...] about ‘It appears that I’ve died’: Minnesotan caps a vibrant life by writing his own obituary
Meagan Flynn, The Washington Post Published 6:34 am CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Frances Irene Finley Williams felt the same way about dress codes at funerals as she felt about politics: strongly. So when she died just before Thanksgiving at the age of 87, her family thought they would make politics a part of her obituary too. It was only natural, said her daughter, Cathy Duff. Williams and her 92-year-old husband, Bruce, were the kind of couple who woke up with the Louisville Courier-Journal and USA Today and went to bed switching channels between CNN and the local news. She was a bridge-playing, churchgoing, Elvis Presley- and Willie Nelson-loving political junkie who "did not take gladly to fools," a "very, very spirited woman" who sometimes said that her frustration about President Donald Trump was killing her - "contributing to her decline," as Duff put it. She didn't seem to be joking, Duff said in an interview with The Washington Post. So at the end of her … [Read more...] about An 87-year-old’s obituary said Trump ‘hastened’ her death. A local paper wouldn’t run it.
Photo by David Vincent/ AP Bob Dylan has always been super private. Remember that the world didn’t find out about his second marriage until after he was long divorced and a biographer wrote about it in 2001? But Dylan has always been something of a family guy. Shows up at family weddings. Hosts Thanksgiving dinner. Those sorts of things. The public just doesn’t know about it. However, his cousins want the world to know how good he was to his Aunt Irene Goldfine. She died this week at age 95. She was a sister to Dylan’s late mother, Beatty Zimmerman Rutman. In Goldfine’s paid obituary in the Star Tribune and the Hibbing Daily Tribune (her hometown paper), there was a “thank you to nephews David (Gayle) and Bob, for always taking extra good care of her.” No last names of the nephews were given. As they say in Yiddish, that Dylan, such a mensch. Older Post Minnesota rocker Chan Poling turns his stage smash 'Glensheen' into an album Newer Post … [Read more...] about Bob Dylan, family guy: His cousins thank him in an obituary for his aunt