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Lyndee Lauber Dahlof

Lyndee Lauber Dahlof, age 59, of Plymouth, died peacefully at her home Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, after a courageous 20-month journey battling a brain tumor.

She was born Aug. 20, 1949, in Newton, Iowa to Dorothy and Darrald Lauber.

Lyndee earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and in 1995, graduated from the University of Minnesota with her master’s degree in architecture.

She was a loving and passionate daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who spent her life as an avid gardener, artist, and architect.

Lyndee practiced architecture locally at Tushi Montgomery, Setter, Leach, and Lindstrom (Leo A. Daly); Mohagen-Hansen; and Ellerbe Becket.

She was preceded in death by her father, Darrald; and a granddaughter, Evylynn Dee Van Zile.

Lyndee is survived by her husband, Bill; daughter Christina Van Zile; sons Brian Van Zile, and Jeff and Shaylyn Van Zile; granddaughter Shayauna; mother Dorothy; sister Jana and Rich Keller; brother Kim and Alma Lauber; and many incredible and loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of Lyndee’s life took place Sunday, Dec. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m., with stories beginning at 2 p.m., at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska. Per her request, guests were asked to celebrate her life by wearing colorful attire.

In Lyndee’s honor, memorials will be donated to the Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.