Brondum, Jack

Brondum, Jack

June 6, 1949 – July 12, 2016
Age 67 of Minneapolis. Passed away on July 12th from prostate cancer. Born to Danish parents, Jack divided his childhood between Copenhagen and New Jersey, forming lifelong friendships in both DK and the US. His fluent Danish earned him a PEN literary translation prize in 1979. After veterinary training at Cornell, Jack studied epidemiology at Harvard and the U of M, ending a 30-year career in public health with 15 productive years at Hennepin County Health Dept. Jack loved classical music and vegetable gardening. During the 1990’s, he advocated along with others for quality immersion learning at his children’s MPS Spanish language magnet. Jack traveled extensively, taking special delight in the Faroe Islands and Providence, RI, the family home in the 1980’s. A loving son to Dorothy Scott (deceased) and a generous, active, attentive spouse and father, Jack is survived by wife Pat McGowan and children Viveca Pagan (Hector) and Kevin Brondum. Memorials to the Good Life Center in Harborside, ME or Partners in Health. (Published in the Star Tribune on July 14, 2016)