Barbara Lehman Strom ’39

Strom, Barbara Lehman age 91, of Edina died on January 15, 2013 while a resident at The Colony in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dr. Gordon W. Strom. They met in Rochester, MN. when Gordon was a resident in Urology at the Mayo Clinic. She is survived and will be missed by her son, Dr. Erik Strom (wife Naomi) of Minneapolis, MN, and her daughter, Kristine Erickson (husband Ron) of Edina, MN; grandchildren Lisa (husband Brett) Wiese, Ryan (wife Karla) Strom, Lesley Strom (fiance Rob Ruud) and David Erickson (fiancee Kristen Migliori); and great grandchildren Brooke and Lauren Wiese and May, Ted and Oscar Strom. She was born and raised in Lewistown, Montana, attended The Northhampton School and Smith College. She married Gordon in 1943 and they settled in Minneapolis after World War II. She was active in several medical auxiliary organizations, but her fondest days were spent in her gardens, both at her home in Edina and at her hobby farm in Lakeville. In accordance with her wishes, no funeral service will be held. Instead she wished that all who knew her would bake a pie, plant a tree, listen to a Bach chorale, or cuddle a beloved pet. There will be a private burial in Duluth. If desired, memorials are suggested to the Strom Neuroscience Fund of the University of Minnesota Medical Foundation, 200 Oak Street S.E., Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

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