Linda J. Wejcman

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Services were held for Linda J. Wejcman, 70 of Minneapolis, Minn., Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at Thomson-Dougherty Mansion in Minneapolis.

Private interment followed.

Wejcman passed away from acute leukemia.

Linda J. Wejcman, a former state of Minnesota legislator, represented South Minneapolis 10 years (1991-2001). She served as Speaker Pro Tempore. A partial list of legislative bills authored by Linda: Neighborhood Revitalization Program, Female Genital Mutilation Crime, Safe Houses for Homeless Youth Services, Non-citizen Food Stamp Program, Business Incubator Construction, JOBS, Community Work Program, Disabled Child in-Home Services, and an Amendment to the Human Rights Act.

She was preceded in death by parents: Keith and Violet Emrich.

Survived by husband, Jim; siblings: Jerry (Lillian) Emrich, Arlington, Va. Dr. Keith Ross (Samsiah Abdul-Majid) Emrich, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y,; nieces: Leith and Mandy Emrich; and nephews: Adam and Shamsul Emrich.