ForeverMissed

Lindsay Frances Moosbrugger, age 31, died peacefully with her family by her side on July 2, 2019 at U of M Hospital in Minneapolis.  Lindsay is preceded in death by brother, Michael. Survived by her 4-month old son, Luca Michael, and his father, TJ Strassener of West St. Paul, parents Bill & Brenda Moosbrugger of Sunfish Lake, sister Kacie of Eugene, Oregon, twin sister Courtney of Minnesota, grandmother Fran High of Nebraska, a host of aunts & uncles, dozens of lovin’ cousins, and companion of 10+ years, her Jack Russell terrier, Olive.  Lindsay attended St. Joseph’s School in West St. Paul and Convent of the Visitation in Mendota Heights, class of 2005.  Lindsay graduated with honors in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Montana - Missoula in 2010, just 7 weeks following the death of her beloved brother.  Though she returned to Minnesota in 2017, the Montana mountains were always calling her; she loved nature, friends, camping, hiking, rafting or just enjoying the outdoors.  Her sense of adventure took her to Brazil to teach English as a second language to Brazilian children. Her giving heart shone in daily actions, sweet talks, photos, and eloquently written cards, poems, texts and notes to family and friends.  She loved music, sustainable living, natural foods, cooking, crafts and reading.  Lindsay was a vibrant person, full of life and love, always ready for the next adventure.  Her sweet voice, touch, and gestures will be missed by many.

The funeral is scheduled for 10:00 AM July 20th at Church of the Assumption, 51 7th St. W., St Paul, MN, 55102.  It will be a brief religious ceremony that will also include Luca’s christening; visitation with the family, special music, and eulogies will take place at Lindsay’s Celebration of Life immediately afterward, at the Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN, 55102.  All are welcome.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to help with ongoing medical costs through Fundrazr.com for Lindsay’s legacy, Luca Michael.

Link: https://fundrazr.com/c1Wnj9?ref=ab_38HLs6 

Or by checks made payable to: “Brenda High Moosbrugger for Luca”, c/o Heartland Credit Union, 5500 S. Robert Tr., Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077. 

If you or a loved one is in need of help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Posted by Joyce Helberg on July 26, 2019
Brenda and Bill...We are so very sorry to hear of Lindsey's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this incredibly sad time in your lives. We know her beautiful memories will always be close to your heart
We live in Florida but were just in Minnesota to visit family when we saw the notice in the paper. 
Joyce and Michael Helberg
Posted by Kathy Matalamaki on July 20, 2019
I am so sorry Brenda. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts today.
Posted by Paul Frank on July 15, 2019
Dearest family, friends and loved ones of Lindsay,
I am so very sorry to learn of Lindsay’s passing … Please accept my sincere condolences.
Lindsay was such a wonderful, kind, loving, young lady - to say the least! She always had such a beautiful, loving nature about her. Her pleasant spirit just captivated me and she was such a delight to be around.
Lindsay’s untimely death is ever so difficult to comprehend. I can not begin to to imagine the sorrow, pain, torment, anguish and so much more that you must be experiencing? 
May Lindsay rest in peace with her brother Michael. My prayers, best wishes, thoughts and much, much more are with you in this grievous time ...
Blessings, 
Paul R. Frank, Minnetonka, MN
Posted by Laura Simo on July 12, 2019
I am so sorry for your terrible loss, Brenda. I only met Lindsay briefly at work, but she seemed like a delightful person. My heart goes out to you and your family.
Posted by Mare O'Regan on July 11, 2019
I am at a loss and stunned. I like Linds and Brenda so much and am feeling so sad for the whole family as you must be devastated. Linds was a peach of a person and will be so missed.
Posted by Laura Lynne Tapper on July 10, 2019
I only worked briefly with Lindsey at work, but she was always nice and soft spoken. My prayers go out to her family and friends during this unspeakable time....
Posted by Cyndee Cummins on July 9, 2019
She is always right beside you
Posted by Kristen Laban on July 8, 2019
The Mooseburger family our deepest sympathies as we remember Lindsay. We will be thinking and praying for you during this time of sadness. May the Lord bring you peace and comfort.
I will always remember Lindsay's kind heart and always willing to help people. There are many memories of Lindsay during grade school that I hold dear my heart. The one I will always remember is when I started St. Josephs as a fifth grader as the new girl and there Lindsay came up to me with a smile in the hall and welcome me to come sit with her, her twin sister Courtney and their friends. I remember how welcomed she made me feel when entering a room. Whenever we would go together weather it was to a movie, youth group or simply playing at each others houses she had a great attitude . Lindsay I know that we lost our connection we went off to high school but I know you made a difference in many lives that you have touched. Rest in peace my sweet friend. You were such a beautiful woman, mommy, teacher, daughter and friend. Luca will continue get stronger because you bought him into this world showing him a naturing love and compassion. Love you Lindsay always!
Posted by Elladean Wikstrom on July 8, 2019
So sorry to learn of Lindsay’s passing to the spirit world. My heartfelt thoughts, prayers and sympathies to the family on this deep loss.
Posted by Willene Mangham on July 8, 2019
We were so sad to hear of Lindsay's death. I cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now. Please know that we are holding you in our thoughts with love, Brenda. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Will and Willene
Posted by Gregg Neibauer on July 7, 2019
We are heartbroken in Montana. Words cannot express our sorrow. Lindsay was our first nanny, she helped our kids grow up, she cared for them deeply. I know some of Lindsay lives on in our kids with the gentleness and kindness she imparted upon them. Our prayers and condolences to the Moosbrugger family.
Posted by Maritza Curley on July 7, 2019
She was a beautiful girl that shined brightly on all of us. 
She'll forever be missed. Our love and sympaty goes to all her family.
Posted by Alice Johnson on July 7, 2019
I am so sorry. I am one of hundreds of cousins of her mother, Brenda whom I just met only 2 weeks ago.
Our hearts go out to her entire family. It is an incomprehensible loss. She sounds like such a beautiful person.
Hugs to you all from the High cousins in south Minneapolis.
Posted by Sarah Fletcher on July 7, 2019
I didn't know this beautiful person well, but I do know her sister Kacie. I met Lindsay in Arizona years ago as the sisters gathered to celebrate their brother. It was a tough time for all of them, however they came together and enjoyed each other to heal. My heart is with you all and I am awed and inspired by the strength of the Moosburger family.

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Posted by Joyce Helberg on July 26, 2019
Brenda and Bill...We are so very sorry to hear of Lindsey's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this incredibly sad time in your lives. We know her beautiful memories will always be close to your heart
We live in Florida but were just in Minnesota to visit family when we saw the notice in the paper. 
Joyce and Michael Helberg
Posted by Kathy Matalamaki on July 20, 2019
I am so sorry Brenda. I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts today.
Posted by Paul Frank on July 15, 2019
Dearest family, friends and loved ones of Lindsay,
I am so very sorry to learn of Lindsay’s passing … Please accept my sincere condolences.
Lindsay was such a wonderful, kind, loving, young lady - to say the least! She always had such a beautiful, loving nature about her. Her pleasant spirit just captivated me and she was such a delight to be around.
Lindsay’s untimely death is ever so difficult to comprehend. I can not begin to to imagine the sorrow, pain, torment, anguish and so much more that you must be experiencing? 
May Lindsay rest in peace with her brother Michael. My prayers, best wishes, thoughts and much, much more are with you in this grievous time ...
Blessings, 
Paul R. Frank, Minnetonka, MN
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Shared by Kylee Wilken on July 20, 2019

So many memories of our times together growing up...typically at Grandma Fran’s. I always looked forward to the few times a year the “Moosbrugger twins” would be coming to a Bertrand to come visit! I am forever grateful to Brenda for making those trips a priority! We would sit up on the balcony or hide in the rooms and swap stories about what life was like going to a “regular school”  compared to the “all girls “ school the girls went to. 

We would always have speech lessons on how to properly pronounce the short  A sound and E sound 

Flash light tag. Cutting up magazines to make collages. Learning all the “new” clothing and hair styles. Dropping Christmas light bulbs off the balcony so they would explode (sorry Fran!). 

Typically our time together involves lots of stories, lots of giggles, some mischief, and the goodbyes always ended in tears and hugs... counting down the days until the girls would make their trip back to Nebraska. 



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Shared by Elizabeth Christensen on July 6, 2019

I first met Lindsay & Courtney about the age of 11 at Camp Foley in MN. We were all bunked up in cabin, Sacajawea. For weeks our group of mischief-girls ate together, went to mass together, drooled over & teased the same boys together; it was an outdoor adventure-filled experience to remember...the Moosbrugger twins are un-forgettable humans I grew to adore. 7 years later after middle school life & high school days were behind us, I miraculously ran into Lindsay & her mom boarding the plane to U of M's Orientation. I had accepted to attend a college in a town I hadn't ever visited & there was my old camp friend headed to the exact same destination. Even more freaky was that my mother & I had seats right in front of Lindsay & her mom!...it was a sign amongst many I was on the right path. Our friendship was fun, Miss Lindsay- navigating our twenties both in & out of similar friend groups. Never besties neither only acquaintances, your familiar face & kind personality was magnetic & I truly saw you as someone I was grateful to know. Your twin power always radiated light, any on-looker definitely appreciated how beautiful, one-of-a-kind bond you & Courtney had. While it was only your mom & dad I met, let it be known that I send love & strength to your entire family; whether it be in their spirit or human form. Much love <3

Love4Lindsay

Shared by Michelle Jahanian on July 6, 2019

I shared this on Facebook a couple days ago...

Oh Lindsay...I have spent the last few days with no words. I love you so much! You, your sisters and brother were always the highlight of holidays growing up. I am so thankful that your Mom made that effort. The bond that we cousins share is the pure reason I make that same effort for my kids. I’m still struggling to imagine the reality of today. I will miss your beautiful smile and can still hear your sweet voice (I have always loved and been a little jealous of your family’s Minnesota accent ). You had such a sweet and gentle soul. To say you had a knack for writing is an under statement. Your written words were so beautiful. You saw the beauty in nature. Your stunning pictures from your adventures on FB are a testament to that. My most recent memory, which I will never forget, is the phone call when you told me you were pregnant and may be making a trip to Colorado. I was beyond excited! Your love for you son was obvious, seen through pictures. I hope to meet that sweet little man soon. I placed Missoula and Glacier National Park on my bucket list of places to visit, something we always talked about. I will promise to be here for your sisters and Mom. Give Michael and Grandpa a big hug from all of us (I will say it...I am a little jealous of that reunion). Until we meet again, rest easy sweet angel.