Shana Gail (née Lohse) Buchanan, 42, died unexpectedly in Minneapolis Aug. 31.

Shana was born July 12, 1972, to Thomas and Alison Lohse. Shana grew up in St. Anthony Park and attended St. Anthony Park Elementary School. She graduated from St. Paul Central High School, received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Minnesota, and taught elementary school in Minneapolis Public Schools. She went on to receive her law degree at William Mitchell College of Law and practiced law in the Twin Cities.

She is survived by her 14-year-old son, Niko; parents, Thomas and Alison Lohse; brother, James Lohse; sister, Tara Lohse; nephews, Trey and Zoltan Lohse and Louis Lohse-Papillon; and niece, Alison Lohse. Her funeral service was held at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, Sept. 9.

The family deeply appreciates the outpouring of prayers and support from friends and the community. Memorials can be made payable to Memorial Fund/Niko’s College Fund, P.O. Box 8156, St. Paul, MN 55108.

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