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Angela Lynn Podolske

August 13, 1976 — March 16, 2024

Pine City

Angela Podolske of Pine City passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at the age of 47, after a valiant battle with aggressive gastric cancer.

Angela Lynn White was born on August 13, 1976 to Edward and Lea (Teder) White in Miami, Florida. She was the youngest of three siblings.

When Angela was one year old, her family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where she was raised before graduating from South Mecklenburg High School in 1994. She later received her Degree of Applied Science in Healthcare-Healthcare Administration with Honors from Rasmussen University in December 2021. She would want to stress the part with honors, so please read it twice.

In 1995, while on vacation in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Angela fell in love with a Marine from Wausau, Wisconsin, named Carl, who happened to be stationed in Cherry Point, North Carolina. They married in 1996 and she moved from Charlotte to Cherry Point, North Carolina, where they resided for one year before moving to Minnesota for professional purposes. They lived in Crystal, Minnesota, for a brief time before buying a house in Champlin, Minnesota, in 1998.

In 2003, Angela gave birth to her son Jake. Being Jake’s mom was her most proud accomplishment, and there was nothing else greater to her in life. Watching him succeed and grow into a young man with strong character, a young man who chased his dreams, a young man who became an Aviation Structural Mechanic with the US Navy, filled her heart with love and completion.

In 2005, they built a home in East Bethel, Minnesota, where lifelong friends surrounded them around every corner. In addition to focusing her attention on raising Jake (and their dogs Trouble and Mischief), Angela accepted a position in medical records at M Health Fairview-Wyoming Clinic. Over the years, she expanded on to numerous positions before accepting her final role as Sr. Administrative Clinic Coordinator for five different M Health Fairview Clinics. Advancing positions gave Angela the opportunity to meet a multitude of people, which in turn allowed her world to become fully stocked with coworkers who became her tribe.

Angela loved the lake life and wanted her forever-home to overlook a lake. In 2023, Angela and Carl fulfilled their longtime dream of owning a lake home and moved to Pine City, Minnesota, where they finally found their treasure with a sunset view on the banks of Cross Lake.

Angela’s charisma and humor naturally drew people to her. She was skilled at maintaining a deadpan expression and delivering witty remarks with a straight face. She was attentive and made you feel like you were her favorite person. Inadvertently, Angela would show unselfish concern for the welfare of others by consistently putting others first. She hated attention, yet her magnetic personality would cause people to naturally flock to her. She made an instant impact on everyone who met her and on thousands who never will. Anyone who knew her knew that she was strong, determined, stubborn, and authentic. These traits remained steadfast until her very last breath.

The last few months of Angela’s life were a struggle as the ugly grip of cancer took hold. Through this, she continued to cherish the warm embrace of friends and found comfort whenever surrounded by conversation and laughter. She never stopped absorbing the love coming from those around her, and she returned it in kind. She never stopped being Angela. When Angela’s health was fading, Carl resigned from his job and became her full-time caregiver. Throughout her lengthy battle, he filled her life with the joy of his companionship and advocated for the love of his life.

Angela will be lovingly remembered and fiercely missed by her husband Carl Podolske of Pine City; son Jake Podolske; as well as her dog Max, all of whom she cherished; mother Lea White of Charlotte, North Carolina; brothers Edward (Vivian) White and their three boys, Anthony White all of Charlotte, North Carolina; father-in-law and mother-in-law Mel and Noreen Podolske of Shakopee; sisters-in-law Ann Podolske and Ellen Podolske, both of Shakopee; along with many friends, neighbors, and coworkers.

Angela was preceded in death by her father Ed White; grandparents Galina and Rein Teden.

A time of visitation for Angela will be held from 11 AM-2 PM on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City, Minnesota. A tribute to Angela will be at 12:30 PM with the option for anyone who wants to share a few words.
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In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the GoFundMe page that has been set up to help offset the costs of medical care and lost wages.
https://gofund.me/13b609a9

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City, Olson Chapel
www.FuneralAndCremationService.com
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