Eldon John Metaxas, 84, died Aug. 30.

He was born in Staples, Minn., and lived in south Minneapolis and Fridley for his adult life.

He owned the Round Bobbin Sewing Center in Falcon Heights and enjoyed both his staff and customers for nearly five decades. Boating and music were a big part of his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura, and sister, Leola Connery.

He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Vanden Broecke (Rob) and Cynthia Shellum (Alec); two grandchildren; and two sisters, Doralene Lekas and Marilyn Jensen.

A sharing celebration was held on Sept. 6, in Richfield; a memorial service was held in Fridley on Sept. 7.

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