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Martin Olav Sabo

2/28/1938 – 3/13/2016


10/19/2018 (Cremated)


Grounds | Section 30 | Lot 823 | Grave 4
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Sabo, Martin Olav February 28, 1938 - March 13, 2016 Survived by beloved wife of 52 years Sylvia (Lee) Sabo, treasured daughters Karin (Mantor) and Julie, their husbands Nicholas Mantor and Peter Baatrup, six grandchildren who brought him joy Emily, Thomas, John, Sarah, Jakob, and Oskar and adored sister Anna Marie Huesers, and delightful nieces Klara and Christine. He respectfully served his community 46 consecutive years as an elected official (18 MN House. 28 US Congress), listening more than he spoke and delivering more than he promised. He had the second-longest tenure in either house of Congress in the state's history. At the time of his death he was the longest consecutively elected public official in Minnesota history. Received a BA from Augsburg College, 1959. Minnesota House of Representatives 1960-1978. Minority leader 1969-72, Speaker 1973-78. US House of Representatives 1979-2006. Chaired Budget Committee 93-94. Served on the Appropriations Committee his entire career. After retiring, served another passion, the Twins, on the Ballpark Authority overseeing Target Field; Co-chaired, National Transportation Policy Project, Bipartisan Policy Center; Worked with Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg; Board, Growth and Justice. The Unive rsity of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs has a Lecture Series and endowed scholarships in his name. The Martin Olav Sabo Bridge along the Midtown Greenway spans Hiawatha Avenue. Memorials appreciated: Sabo Endowment Fund at Augsburg College, 2211 Riverside Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55454. Trinity Lutheran Congregation, 2001 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Memorial Service: Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:30 am, Central Lutheran Church, 333 South 12th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Washbu Davies Chapel 612-377-2203 Published on March 15, 2016

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