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Adella “Del” Marie (Bache) Lundeen

Adella Marie (Bache) Lundeen, age 89 of Phillips West Neighborhood Minneapolis. Died February 19, 2015 at the Methodist Hospital, Hospice Ward, of natural causes (precipitated by a broken hip and aggravated by pneumonia). She remained typically practical and in good humor late into the process of dying.

“Del” was born May 19, 1925 in Red Lake Falls, MN. She graduated from Lafayette High School in Red Lake Falls and married Clifford Lundeen in 1945.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Nellie Bache, granddaughter, Kalley Lundeen, sister, Ione Olson and brother, Tom Bache

She is survived by her children; Bruce, Dan (Ginny), and Tom (K-Kay), grandchildren; Betsy, Jeff, Todd, Kayla, and Katy, brother Bob (Elaine) Bache, and friend, Crystal Windschitl.

Del was active in the Democratic Party, the Phillips West Neighborhood as its board chair for nine years, and was a past board member at her cooperative residence for seven years. She was awarded an Eleven Who Care award by KARE 11 in 1994 for her 40+ years of service as a Red Cross Volunteer responding to many local and national emergencies. As retirement neared she became a Licensed Practical Nurse and participated in the Fire Reserve. Del will be greatly missed by the Phillips West Neighborhood where she resided for 25 years.

Del was a retired City of Minneapolis employee working first as a fire dispatch operator and then as a 911 operator when police and fire communications were merged in about 1986. Previous to city employment she was employed by Northwestern Bell Telephone as an operator.

A Memorial Service was held at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the THOMSON-DOUGHERTY MANSION 2535 Park Ave. with visitation 1 hour prior to the service. A reception followed in the lobby of her residence, 2615 PARK AVENUE, Minneapolis.

Del will be greatly missed by the Phillips West Neighborhood where she resided for 25 years.

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