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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These people are wonderful. They went over and above in every possible way to help us with funeral arrangements, the visitation, service and burial, despite the fact that we had a limited budget. They were patient, kind, and treated us like family. This is a funeral home you can trust. Thank you, Evans-Nordby.

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