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Minneapolis, MN 55458-0708

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Former FACA member and longtime strong supporter of the Finnish community in the Twin Cities, Emma Jean Kydd died last Monday.  Below is an obituary with visitation and funeral times in case some FACA members who knew Emma Jean want to attend.

Emma Jean Kydd

Kydd, Emma Jean age 78, of St. Paul, died unexpectedly on November 10, 2014. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Home Economics from the University of Minnesota, taught at Augsburg College and was a lifelong educator at heart with a passion to foster learning for people of all ages. She loved music and the arts with her Finnish heritage playing a big role in her life; dedicating time to support many organizations and connections. Emma Jean was a memorable woman who touched the hearts of many and will very much be missed. Preceded in death by husband, Arthur; parents, Emma (Lantto) & Matt Ollanketo; and sister, Lucille Mannie. Survived by daughter, Jeanne Marie (Jeffrey) Tucker; granddaughters, Alyssa and Anna; son, Jonathan (Valerie); and sister, Judy Stensland along with many other family and friends. Friends may gather 4-8 PM Sunday, Nov. 23 at Washburn-McReavy Nokomis Park Chapel, 1838 E. Minnehaha Parkway & Cedar Ave., Mpls. Funeral service 2 PM, Monday, Nov. 24 with visitation 1:30 PM at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 3600 Hennepin Ave. So., Mpls. Interment Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to The University of Minnesota Foundation, Suite 500, 200 Oak Street SE, Mpls., MN 55455. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Nokomis Park Chapel 612-721-1651 

Cards can be sent to: Jeanne Marie and Jeffrey Tucker and family, 5100 Winsdale St. N., Minneapolis, MN 55422-4543.

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Looking for tickets to sit at one of the Finnish tables at the Nordic American Thanksgiving Breakfast on Tuesday, November 25? Call Marianne Wargelin at (612) 374-2718. The breakfast is held at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington. Seating starts at 6:30 a.m.; program at 7:00 a.m. Tickets are $25/
person or $22.50 if part of a table of 10.
The Finnish American Cultural Activities (FACA) group of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) invites you to join our active schedule of programs and activities. FACA programs are free and open to the public. They take place on the third Friday of each month from September to May. An exception is December, when we invite you to celebrate a pre-Christmas pikkujoulu ("little Christmas") with other local Finnish groups.

FACA is a nonprofit educational organization that offers programs with a rich ethnic flavor: literature, music, travel, food, the immigrant culture and contemporary Finland. It is dedicated to preserving and promoting the cross-cultural heritage of Americans of Finnish ancestry.

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