Faces Of COVID-19: Ethel Peters, A Decades-Long Staple Of The Minnesota State FairShe was a State Fair staple for decades at Peter's Hot Dog stands. Sadly, Ethel Peters lost her fight with COVID-19 this spring at the age of 87.
Faces Of COVID-19: 80-Year-Old John Weiland Remembered By His Teenage Sweetheart As Her 'Perfect Match'John Weiland became Minnesota's 221st person to die from COVID-19 when he passed away in April. In our Faces of COVID series, Liz Collin shares a more than half-century love story that starts with two teenagers.
Faces Of COVID: Elaine McDeid, 83, Remembered As Pillar Of Her Lutheran CommunityA woman from southwest Minnesota was known for her strong faith and love of family. Considered a pillar of her Lutheran church, Elaine McDeid and her husband raised five children in Jackson, Minnesota.
Faces Of COVID-19: Vietnam Veteran Terry Klante, 75, Remembered For Quick Wit & Sense Of HumorHis family says he still thought of himself as a teenager. He was a self-described tough guy from Eagan who survived the Vietnam War. But, Terry Klante lost his battle to COVID-19 in April at 75.
Janet Nix, Hospitalized With Liver Infection, Dies Days After Being Diagnosed With COVID-19Janet was moved to St. Therese in New Hope to recover, the site of what would become one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the state. Three weeks later, Janet went home. She died days later.
Faces Of COVID-19: WWII Veteran Remembers Beloved Wife After Nearly 74 Years Of Marriage“You can't celebrate their life like you want to celebrate. You can't say goodbye to them the way you want to say goodbye to them."
Faces Of COVID-19: Family Questions Actions Of Twin Cities Care Facility In Weeks Leading Up To Father's DeathA family is questioning what happened at a Twin Cities care facility in the weeks leading up to their father's death from COVID-19.
Faces Of COVID-19: Eleonore Anderson, 93, Remembered As A 'Tough Cookie'A two-time cancer survivor, Eleonore was a fighter from the start. She was born on the East side of St. Paul. Polish recipes of perogies and sausage were a staple in their household.
Joan Wittman, Mother & Grandmother, Dies Of COVID-19 Without Family NearbyA mother, grandmother and a good friend. It's how loved ones remember a Minneapolis woman who lost her life to COVID-19.
Faces Of COVID-19: 63-Year-Old Single Mother Of 6 Remembered By Children After Battling CoronavirusWCCO begins an ongoing series, sharing the stories of some of the people lost in Minnesota and western Wisconsin to the pandemic.