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Wayzata is a premier suburb located 11 miles west of downtown Minneapolis. With a population of 4,500 people, Wayzata is a tight-knit community which is known for its vibrant downtown and picturesque setting on Lake Minnetonka. A popular destination for visitors, Wayzata’s downtown is home to a number of specialty shops, boutiques, professional services, and restaurants.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

OBITUARY: Louis J. Moriarty

Moriarty, Louis J. Died unexpectedly on December 24, 2010 at the age of 93. Louis was born August 21, 1917 in Shakopee, Minnesota, to Judge Joseph J. and Margaret H. Moriarty. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn Peterson Moriarty, his parents, two brothers, Patrick and Mannix, and a sister, Dr. Harriet P. Burns. Louis was a veteran of World War II. He served with the 8th Army Air Force and was stationed in England for 3 years. He was a Special Agent of the U.S. Treasury Department and worked throughout the United States. He graduated from the William Mitchell College of Law in June, 1949 and was admitted to the Minnesota Bar later that year. He was approved to practice in the Tax Courts of the United States in January of 1952. Louis was a practicing Attorney in Minneapolis for over 50 years. Louis was a long-time member of the Minneapolis Athletic Club, the American Legion, Amateur Chefs, and was on the Board of Directors of many Minnesota corporations. In 1980 Louis, along with Vince E. Egan were the originators of the "Sesame Street Live" traveling children's shows. He always had a twinkle in his eye; he enjoyed life to the fullest. His law practice was his life. He lived his Catholic faith and believed in helping others through difficult times. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Neslund Moriarty; his son Timothy (Lori) Moriarty of Brooklyn Center; daughter, Colleen Moriarty of Minneapolis; and step-daughter Kristin (Shawn) Vogen of River Forest, Illinois; grandchildren, Colin, Ryan (Kristen), and Joseph Walker; Ian and Shannon Moriarty; Bjorn, Kaitlin and Mara Vogen; great-grandchildren, Louis Moriarty Walker and Eleanor Mae Walker; sister, Mary Galvani of New York City; as well as many nieces and nephews and many, many friends. He was well loved by many people throughout his long life. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Thursday, December 30, 2010 at the Church of St. Bartholomew, 630 E. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at church. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Veteran Memorial Hospital, Fort Snelling. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577 www.davidleefuneralhome.com

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