Link, Brian Joseph
February 15, 1955 – February 20, 2014
Link, Brien Joseph Age 59, passed away peacefully at home on 2/20/14 after a 3-year cancer journey. A lifelong Minneapolis resident, born to Ralph Link and Sharon O’Brien Link on 2/15/55, Brien graduated from Southwest High School and the U of MN. He was a longtime union steward with GCIU and a trade union activist. Brien cared deeply about workers rights, social justice and the environment. He worked as a paralegal at Ameriprise Financial for 18 years. Brien enjoyed biking the urban trails, playing Celtic music on his mandolin, attending concerts and spending time with family & friends. Preceded in death by father, Ralph; and Welsh terrier, Dewey. Survived by Milissa, loving wife of 25 years; son, Benjamin Quinn (Elisabeth Arnold); mother, Sharon; brother, Barry (Penny); sister, Shannon Stover (Dan); aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews; and Irish terrier, Finbarr Magee. Thanks to Dr. Katherine Price, Mayo Clinic; Dr. Burton Schwartz, MN Oncology; Dr. David Monyak, Abbott Northwestern; Diane Light, RN, Allina Hospice; Dr. Michael Dole, Dakota Medical Clinic. Special thanks to friends and family who helped make Brien & Milissa’s 25th anniversary trip to Ireland so special. Memorials preferred to Friends of the Mississippi River and Environmental Working Group. Natural burial at Prairie Oaks Memorial Eco Gardens. Celebration of Life, summer 2014.