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Laura S. Tvedt, 42

Laura Sue Tvedt, age 42, of Cambridge, formerly of Cokato, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

A funeral service will take place Saturday, July 8, at 11 a.m. at New Hope Community Church Cambridge Campus, with visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Cokato City Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Strike Funeral Home in Cambridge. Online condolences can be made at StrikeLifeTributes.com.

Laura was born Nov. 2, 1974, in Minneapolis, to Dennis R. and Karen (Roberts) Anderson.

She moved with her family to Cokato in 1979, where she attended Dassel-Cokato High School, graduating in 1993.

Laura then attended St. Cloud Technical College, where she met her husband, Joel. They were married April 8, 1995, in Cokato.

Laura and Joel have five children, Jaden, Gabe, Ashlyn, Zach and Ava, who were the joy of Laura’s life.

She accomplished her master’s degree in clinical social work with high honors after attending Anoka Ramsey Community College, St. Scholastica, and St. Catherine’s University. Laura worked in healthcare, enjoying working with aged people with dementia, especially the crabby ones.

Laura enjoyed camping, scrapbooking, reading, and whatever else involved being with family. She always had an ear to listen and hands ready to help. One of her finest talents was fitting a whole dilly bar in her mouth.

She was loved dearly and will be greatly missed.

Laura will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Joel; five children, Jaden, Gabriel, Ashlyn, Zachary and Ava; mother, Karen; brother, Daniel (Sharon) Anderson; sister, Lisa (Shane) Thompson; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Dennis R. Anderson; and by her brother, Dennis J. Anderson.

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