Minnie Matsuura

Minnie Matsuura

June 18, 1922 – May 17, 2020
Age 97 peacefully departed our earthly company on May 17, 2020. Preceded in death by parents, Goro and Hichimi Matsuura and by brothers Arthur (Fumi) and Herb (Shigeko) and niece Rhonda Matsuura. Survived by brothers Yoshimi (Kazuko-deceased) and Taro (Masa) Matsuura and sister Jane Hayano (George-deceased), and many nieces and nephews and relatives in Japan. Born in Fowler Ca., she attended Fresno State College before relocating to Minnesota. She was employed by the University of Minnesota Press until retiring in 1987. Her love of travel kept her busy visiting many countries but when home, tireless volunteer work and the Minnesota Orchestra were her other joys. However, she was most passionate about all U of M sports, especially Gopher Hockey, a season ticket holder since 1962! She always fondly referred to the players as “Her Boys”. We will miss her gentle, caring and gracious nature and in honoring her wish, a private celebration of her life will be held with family. (Published in the Star Tribune on June 21, 2020)