Mary Jo Cruikshank, Sedona, AZ, passed away June 24, 2020, with her husband and son, Dan and Matthew, at her side. She was 67.
Besides her husband and son, she is survived by her stepson Dennis (Traci); grand children Kaelyn and Drew; sister Marci Malik; brother Ralph Peterson (Molly); cousins Sue Thayer (Mike) and Joan Peterson (Paul); plus several nieces and nephews.
In 1985, as International Product Planner for Tonka Toy Corporation, she successfully brought the popular toy, Pound Puppies, to market. She was named Employee of the Year and received the Presidents Award.
A service celebrating her life will be held on September 19, 2020, 2PM at Evans-Nordby Funeral Homes, 6000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 .
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in honor of Mary Jo directed to Patient Palliative Care can be made online https://www.nahealthfoundation.org/donate. Select Patient Palliative care in the drop-down box and indicate the gift is in honor or memory of Mary Jo Cruikshank.
Gifts can also be sent to:
Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation
1030 N. San Francisco St., Suite 130
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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