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Monica Erlene "Lucky" Cardinal

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Monica Erlene Cardinal passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on March 18, 2014 at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, surrounded by friends and family.
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She was born on April 22, 1987 in Duluth to Kathryn and Mark Cardinal. She lived most of her life in Two Harbors, but also spent time in Winona and Proctor.She was diagnosed with cancer in August of 2000 when she was 13 years old.She graduated from Two Harbors High School in 2005, where she was active in basketball (for which she served as a manager), swimming and choir, and served as a teacher's assistant. She attended Lake Superior College in Duluth.Monica was a member of the United Church of Two Harbors, where she served as a deacon.She enjoyed helping other kids with cancer and worked at camps for children with cancer. She enjoyed camping, crafts, making gifts for people and spending time with friends.She worked at Arc Northland as a PCA.Monica was betrothed to Michael Flynn in a ceremony on March 9, 2014.Monica's favorite quotation was, "Live like you're dying."She is preceded in death by her grandfather Erling Cardinal, and her aunt Cathy Caspersen.She is survived by her fiancé Michael Flynn, and his family; her parents Kathryn (Douglas) Lindahl and Mark Cardinal; her sisters Krystal (Lennon) Hanson, and Alyssa Lindahl and Courtney Lindahl; her brothers West Cardinal and Tanner Cardinal, and their mother Amy Ringler; her grandparents Mary Jo Lund, James and Phyllis Caspersen, Don and Gloria Lindahl, Shirley Cardinal and Maynard "Pete" Jensen; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as many close friends.Services will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 1:00 p.m. at the United Church of Two Harbors, 531 Third Ave., with a celebration of life to follow at the Moose Lodge, 709 First Ave., Two Harbors.Sunrise Funeral Home of Hermantown is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave an online condolence, visit www.sunrisefuneralhomeandcemetery.com.
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