Dignitaries, family bid final farewell to Joan Mondale

  • Article by: Rochelle Olson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 9, 2014 - 6:10 AM

The nation’s second lady from 1977 to 1981 “was sort of the needle on the compass of truth and beauty.”

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bobblumenfelFeb. 8, 14 3:28 PM

@tkr80: "On a sad note they raised two of the most spoiled self centered brats Minnesota has seen." ---- That's not a sad note; that's meanness.

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simplyhotFeb. 8, 14 3:44 PM

tkr380...what's sad is that you would post this on the day their mother is buried. You must be very lonely.

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glamorousvivFeb. 8, 14 4:18 PM

I did not know Joan Mondale extremely well, but I did have the opportunity to work with her professionally on several occasions. The image they painted of her at the funeral as a person with a kind heart and soft demeanor, and the special way she had with people whom she treated all the same no matter what, are absolutely true. She was extremely common for being so extraordinarily uncommon. I never saw her put on any airs and it was always quite apparent she never forgot where she came from. I liked her a lot and personally, I am so sad for her family and close friends. I have no doubt they will miss her a lot. And to the first poster, I would like to add that as a registered Republican who was no fan of her husband's politics, I can't think of a more unsuitable place to post your tacky comment. Though I realize this is a foreign concept to people such as yourself who have very little grasp on what is appropriate timing and what isn't, I do hope the next time you have the urge to spew ill-timed tastelessness, you take a deep breath and think before you post. It only succeeds in making you look stupid, incredibly petty, and very, very small.

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kivirl4Feb. 8, 14 6:20 PM

again, one need not agree with the politics of the Mondales, as I didnt, to feel saddened by this loss for the Mondale family. The Mondales always made Minnesota proud. Even though I did not vote for him in 84, I was glad the state did not turn its back on him and gave its electorol votes to Fritz. I have seen him walking down 6th St. downtown at times during the day. Hard to even recognize him anymore. Prayers for the Mondale family. Must have been so tough see a daughter go before them.

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kivirl4Feb. 8, 14 6:20 PM

again, one need not agree with the politics of the Mondales, as I didnt, to feel saddened by this loss for the Mondale family. The Mondales always made Minnesota proud. Even though I did not vote for him in 84, I was glad the state did not turn its back on him and gave its electorol votes to Fritz. I have seen him walking down 6th St. downtown at times during the day. Hard to even recognize him anymore. Prayers for the Mondale family. Must have been so tough see a daughter go before them.

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