Eleanor Mondale, 51, dies after battle with brain cancer

Walter, Joan and Eleanor Mondale visiting Jerusalem's Western Wall in 1978.
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Walter, Joan and Eleanor Mondale visiting Jerusalem’s Western Wall in 1978.

Eleanor Mondale, daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale and wife Joan, died early Saturday after a long on-and-off battle with brain cancer.

Eleanor Mondale in 1997
REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Eleanor Mondale in 1997

The former WCCO radio personality was 51. She was first diagnosed with cancer in 2005.

“Joan and I must report that our wonderful daughter, after her long and gutsy battle with cancer, went up to heaven last night to be with her angel,” Walter Mondale said in a statement.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Jackson Cage on 09/19/2011 - 08:19 am.

    Very sad. As someone close to her in age, I periodically kept tabs on her thru the news. I don’t pretend to know her, but she seemed like someone who srtuggled thru much of her early life to “find her place”. It seemed like she had finally accomplished that, only to be dealt this awful hand.

  2. Submitted by Lyn Crosby on 09/19/2011 - 05:01 pm.

    A gutsy woman who I admired, not to mention her parents. Chan, Walter, Joan and families – my thoughts are with you. Thank you for sharing her journey on Caring Bridge.

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