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The 2019 Bar Memorial was held on
Wednesday, May 1

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Thrivent Financial Auditorium

625 Fourth Avenue South, in downtown Minneapolis.

Invocation: Judge Luis A. Bartolomei
Main Address: Retired Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Christopher Dietzen

Those Memorialized at the Session:

Richard B. Abrams
Robert Vollmar Atmore
David M. Beadie
Gregory Allen Bruns
John W. Carey
Norman Roblee Carpenter
Hon. John J. Connelly
Hon. Diana (Standahl) Eagon 
Stanley Efron
Michael Perry Gallagher
Harry Gustafson
David K. Hackley
William J. Hanley
Victor C. Johnson
Vincent E. Johnson
Robert W. Kettering, Jr.
Paul Klaverkamp
Barbara 'BJ' Kuhn
 C.D. 'Jerry' Mahoney, Jr.
James Phillip Martineau


Ronald Meshbesher
Robert G. Mitchell, Jr.
William Edward Mullin
Hon. Diana Murphy
Scott M. Nelson
Harding 'A' Bud Orren
Roger A. Peterson
Hon. William Scott Posten Sr.
Curtis Lloyd Roy
Connor Schmid
William S. Seeley
 Donald Wright 'Tad' Selzer, Jr.
Ronald L. Simon
Jerry Wayne Snider
Ralph Strangis
Peter F. Walstad
Michael Kent Walz
Clifford Lane Whitehill
Rolfe Allan Worden
Barbara A. Zurek



Each spring, the HCBA remembers, honors, and celebrates the lives of members of the profession who passed away during the previous year or so. The Chief Judge of Minnesota's Fourth District Court presides over this special session of the court, and is joined by the Hennepin County bench as well as justices and judges from several other venues and jurisdictions.

This is a special opportunity for all of us to join with those who have recently lost a family member, colleague, or friend. It is noteworthy that many of the judges and lawyers in attendance may not have actually known or worked with the individuals who will be remembered. This is quite fitting and it reflects well on our legal community. It is an occasion to join in admiration and respect for colleagues in our distinguished profession, and it is also a chance to express sorrow and gratitude for individuals who have furthered the profession and given back to our local Hennepin County community.

The Hennepin County Bar Association’s Bar Memorial Committee appreciates your assistance in its efforts. Please let us know of any colleagues who pass away during the year who should be memorialized at next year's Bar Memorial. Also, if you are interested in serving on the committee to help plan the memorial and compile the memorial booklet, we would welcome your participation.

For more information, please contact HCBA Events and Partnerships Director Sheila Johnson at or 612-752-6615.