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Julia Anne Blackhawk
Birth: Oct. 20, 1975
Death: Aug. 1, 2007

Victim of I-35 bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Julia, 32, was "so excited" about the cosmetology classes she was returning from when she crossed the bridge, her ex-husband Khaffak Ansari told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "God can be so cruel sometimes."

Becoming a cosmetologist was "her lifetime dream," he told the Pioneer Press.

Blackhawk -- who was a resident of the Twin Cities area for about 10 years -- also was a Winnebago Indian, Ansari told the Press. He described her to the newspaper as "strong in her convictions, strong in her traditions."

John Blackhawk -- a member of the Winnebago Tribal Council in Nebraska -- told KTIV that he was shocked by the news of his niece's death in the bridge collapse. "I think the thing that she would like to be remembered for is a mother," he told the Sioux City, Iowa, TV station. "She had two boys, of course, and I'm not sure how they're going to survive that."

Julia Blackhawk's funeral is planned for this weekend in Nebraska, where her family lives, her former husband told the Pioneer Press.

Special thanks to Nita for sponsoring Julia's memorial 
Winnebago Cemetery
Thurston County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Beth
Record added: Aug 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20760121
Julia Anne Blackhawk
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