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George Andrew Lagerstrom, age 8, of Edina, MN.

He is survived by loving parents, Julie and Ed Lagerstrom; brother, Jack; sister, Elizabeth; grandparents, Gene and Betty Schurman and Jean Lagerstrom; also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by grandfather, Ron Lagerstrom.

On Sept. 20, 2012 George had surgery in Philadelphia to correct a rare and complex congenital heart defect. After 8 months in the ICU and countless complications including loss of some of his extremities, George was able to come home and enjoy the summer with his family and friends who love him so dearly. Despite his physical challenges and a heart that wouldn’t fully recover, George’s strength, bravery, unshakable faith and compassion for others inspired all who met him. George went home to the Lord peacefully Saturday morning while sleeping at the cabin, after teaching us that with faith, hope, love and a little humor we can overcome any obstacle. George loves fishing, golfing, playing hockey, building Legos, and is a Star Wars enthusiast. Darth Vader said it best, “The Force is strong with this one.”

Visitation will be held at 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 5th at Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, West 50th St. and Vernon Ave at Hwy 100, Edina, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6th with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Grace, 5071 Eden Ave S., Edina, MN. Private Interment to be held at Lakewood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel, 952-920-3996,