Barbara L. Tantanella (Olson)

December 1, 2018 - December 1, 2018

Obituary for Barbara L. Tantanella (Olson)

Of Columbia Heights, notice no age. I have lied about it so much, no need to blow my game at this stage. Mom, Granny, teacher, feminist, activist, traveler, a woman who moved beyond social norms and agreed with George Eliot, “It is never too late to be what you might have become.” Preceded in death by daughter Catherine, son Michael, brother Butch, grandson Neil, parents Warren & Gertrude Olson. Survived by daughter Beth Marie (Mike) Gamache; grandchildren Christine “Teenie” (Rich) Konecny, Jason “Jake” (Jessie) Vigoren, Tony Tantanella, Katie “Binkie” Gamache, Robert “Bert” (Rosie) Gamache and Nancy Heskett; great-grandchildren Taylor “Missy” Vigoren, Natasha Catherine Vigoren, Marley Vigoren and Cole and Carissa Heskett. Sister Mary (Jerry) Swanson; faithful and beloved partner Leonard Coleman and best friend Carmella Myers. Memorial service Saturday, 12/8, 11AM, Evans-Nordby Funeral Home, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center with gathering of family & friends 1 hr. prior to service.

Gathering of Family & Friends

Saturday, December 8th
10 AM

Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
6000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, MN

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Memorial Service

Saturday, December 8th
11 AM

Evans-Nordby Funeral Home
6000 Brooklyn Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, MN

Lunch to be served immediately following service.

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It is a place of compassion, sincerity, professionalism, and staff who go above and beyond their call of duty. Our family has sadly used both chapels over the past months. The caring did not stop after the services. They offer their continued compassion to adults and children. With grateful hearts thank you.

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