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The 2017 Bar Memorial will be held
Thursday, April 27

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Thrivent Financial Auditorium

625 Fourth Avenue South, in downtown Minneapolis.

: Judge Thomas M. Sipkins
Main Address: Susan C. Rhode, Shareholder, Moss & Barnett


Victor Anderson

Wendell R. Anderson

Carl Auerbach

Edmund P. Babcock

Richard A. 'Dick' Bowman

Hon. Myron H. Bright

Hosmer A. Brown, III

Thomas M. Brown

Martin 'Skip' Burke

Jack W. Carlson

Mark Joseph Condon

Bradley T. Cosgriff

Frank Allen Dvorak

Michael D. Ellwein

Susan Sokup Fauver

Robert Joseph 'Bob' Fenlon

Gary W. Flakne

Sharon K. Freier

Gerald Herbert Friedell

James Hugh Gaffney

Thomas W. Geng

Judy M. Gernander

Richard D. Goff

Gemma Eileen Graham

Robert Leo Hobbins

Donald Forrest Hunter

Leonard T. Juster

Hon. Harold Kalina

John F. Kapacinskas

Robert J. Klepinski

Bruce Charles Kruger


Charles L. LeFevere

Hon. David Robert Leslie

Hon. A. Paul Lommen

Hon. Miles Welton Lord

Irving 'Irv' MacDonald

Dennis E. Maher

Robert Durand Maher

Shirley Ann (Rhoten) Maxwell

Hon. Steven C. Moon

John F. 'Jack' Murphy

Dale Charles Nathan

James Morton Neville

Hon. O. Harold Odland

Margery Kathryn Otto

Richard H. Plunkett, Jr.

John Bertram 'Bert' Press

Herman Joseph Ratelle

Bernard D. 'Bernie' Reisberg

George M. Roehrdanz

Ron S. Rosenbaum

DeGalynn Wade Sanders

Hon. Richard S. Scherer

Andrew Joseph 'Drew' Schmid

Steven Carl Schroer

Hon. Robert H. Schumacher

Alan M. Shapiro

Susan Mary Swift

John Joseph Waters, Sr.

Phyllis J. (Smith) Welter

Hon. DePaul Willette



Each spring, the HCBA remembers, honors, and celebrates the lives of members of the profession who passed away during the previous year or so. The Chief Judge of Minnesota's Fourth District Court presides over this special session of the court, and is joined by the Hennepin County bench as well as justices and judges from several other venues and jurisdictions.

This is a special opportunity for all of us to join with those who have recently lost a family member, colleague, or friend. It is noteworthy that many of the judges and lawyers in attendance may not have actually known or worked with the individuals who will be remembered. This is quite fitting and it reflects well on our legal community. It is an occasion to join in admiration and respect for colleagues in our distinguished profession, and it is also a chance to express sorrow and gratitude for individuals who have furthered the profession and given back to our local Hennepin County community.

The Hennepin County Bar Association’s Bar Memorial Committee appreciates your assistance in its efforts. Please let us know of any colleagues who pass away during the year who should be memorialized at the next year's Bar Memorial. Also, if you are interested in serving on the committee to help plan the memorial and compile the memorial booklet, we would welcome your participation.

For more information, please contact HCBA Events Manager Sheila Johnson at or 612-752-6615. 

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