Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Long time Poplar Lake Resident Passes Away

The Bridgemen family purchased their cabin along the Gunflint Trail on Poplar Lake between Old Northwoods and Rockwood Lodges some fifty years ago. Paul the youngest of seven children spent many summers at the family’s small frame cabin. This past year the old Bridgemen’s cabin, which originally was one of Doc Rimples Northwood Lodge’s cabins was torn down and replace with a new winterized building.

The other day Paul his wife and his brother Dan and his wife were up working on this new cabin. Paul was not feeling well; he went outside to sit in his vehicle. When Paul did not return his wife went outside to check on him and found him unconscious. 911 was called and the family members attempt to revise him with CPR. He died as both the Gunflint and county Ambulances arrived.

The following is the obituary from the Minneapolis Tribune, April 28, 2009.

Bridgeman, Paul S. Age 54 of Minnetonka, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Preceded in death by parents, Phoebe and William and brother-in- law, Dave Conner. Survived by loving wife and best friend, Becky; daughters, Kristin and Karla; siblings, Jean (Mont) Ferguson, Richard (Jane), Ruth (Jerry) Anderson, Mary (Bill) Oja, Beth (Ed) Snyder, and Dan (Barb); sister-in- law, Jan (Don) Skraba. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Paul has gone home to fish with Dave. Memorials preferred. Private interment. Service Thursday, April 30, 11 AM with visitation 1 hour before at: Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996 West 50th St. & Hwy 100


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