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In Memory: Miriam “Mimi” Meyers Rothstein

Miriam “Mimi” Meyers Rothstein, age 78, of St. Paul, MN, died on March 21, 2024. Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Alice Meyers. Survived by husband of thirty-five years, Jerry Rothstein; children, Joshua Berger (Rachel) and Nancy Rothstein (Brandon Finch); sisters, Barbara Richter (Dan), Kate Meyers Willenbring (Mark), and Nancy Meyers (Barbara Allen); grandchildren, Ian, Tryg, and Rhys Berger; and many close friends and extended family.

Born in St. Paul, her first challenges were in the sport of speed skating, where she became a junior and U.S. champion, a world champion, and finally, an Olympic silver medal winner. She was then inducted into the Speed Skating Hall of Fame. Her master’s degrees in Education and Curriculum Development led to a brief teaching career, and she also explored roles in health and nursing assistance. She emerged as a writer and editor in a wide range of fields. Her poetry, represented by the volume “Object Constancy,” became her focus, even after cerebral events in 2015 and 2017 compromised her health and stamina. This was the work she continued to do until her death. While she offered her heart to all, she was particularly happy to be able to be a loving and supportive grandmother to Ian, Tryg, and Rhys. May her memory be a blessing for us all. 

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