Phyllis Jean <I>Rose</I> Pladsen


Phyllis Jean Rose Pladsen

Death 11 Apr 2004 (aged 71)
Burial Hanska, Brown County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 69651007 View Source

This is from the April 2004 web site of the Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota (SGSM). The Swedish
Genealogical Society was organized in March 1983. It is a branch of the Minnesota Genealogical Society.


Our President has Passed Away!

It is with great sadness we have to announce the loss of our President, Phyllis J. Pladsen. She will be sorely missed!
The following is her obituary published in the Minneapolis Star and Tribune from 4/13/2004 - 4/18/2004. Many are
saying she is now having a family reunion with her ancestors!

Phyllis J. Pladsen 1932 - 2004 Phyllis J. Pladsen, fiercely loyal and beloved wife and mother, age 71, died at home in White Bear Lake on April 11, after suffering from a series of strokes, a heart attack, and other debilitating illnesses over the last several years. Survived by loving husband, Warren; sons, Glenn (Merri) of Denver, CO, Eric of WBL; and daughter, Karen (Gary) Bartig of NE Mpls. A freelance genealogist who enjoyed helping many others trace their Swedish ancestors, Phyllis was current president of the Swedish Genealogical Society of Minnesota, and principal author of a "Swedish Genealogical Dictionary" which has sold worldwide since 1991. She also researched and, along with Warren, visited relatives in Sweden and Norway, and traveled to the first Viking settlement established in North America at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. Phyllis loved to read, and her favorite spaces were always filled with stacks of books, journals, and newsletters. She was an avid birder and dedicated environmentalist who loved the North Shore of Lake Superior and travels with Warren through the countryside of Sweden, Norway and Scotland. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at White Bear Unitarian Church, 328 Maple St., Mahtomedi, on April 24 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers,memorials are preferred to one of the many causes Phyllis supported - among them, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Friends of ASI Archives and Library, the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, and the Friends of Crex Meadows. Phyllis will be dearly missed by many.

Published in the Star Tribune from 4/13/2004 - 4/18/2004.


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