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Former St. Paul City Council Member Pat Roedler remembered as civic leader

Roedler, a pipefitter and labor union leader, served seven years on the City Council in the 1970s. 

Pat Roedler, a feisty pipefitter, union leader and former St. Paul City Council member, died Tuesday of heart failure. He was 80.

Roedler, a proud West Side native, was appointed to the council in 1973 and served seven years.

The Pioneer Press story today has nice memories of Roedler from George Latimer, Ruby Hunt, John Manillo and others. Roedler’s ex-wife, Pioneer Press City Editor Jackie Roedler, died in 1998.

A wake will be held Sunday at O’Halloran & Murphy, 575 Snelling Av., S., St. Paul. There will be a funeral Mass Monday, 9:30 a.m., at Assumption Church, in downtown St. Paul, with burial immediately after

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Murphy Funeral Home on Sunday, August 3rd, from 4 to 8 p.m.  They are located at k.  On Monday, a Funeral Mass will start at 9:30 a.m. at Assumption Church on 7th St. in Downtown.  Burial will be at Fort Snelling immediately afterwards, followed by lunch at Fabulous Fern’s, 400 Selby Av.

In recent years, Roedler presided over a weekly Friday lunch forum that included legislators, reporters and engaged civic members, and often featured speakers from various walks of life.

To honor the forum founder, the group will meet Friday at Burger Moe’s, 242 W. 7th St., at 11:30 a.m.