It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Joshua Tilsen. He was added to our list of PERB arbitrators in 2006.
Joshua Logan Tilsen Born January 4, 1950, died April 18, 2017 of complications from a staph infection. Josh was a high energy, curious, affectionate, and wonderful person. He served the State of Minnesota for 30 years as a labor mediator and Commissioner for Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services. A strong believer in conflict resolution and public service, he loved his work. Prior to his career at BMS he was an officer and Business Agent with HERE Local 17. Prior to that was employed since the age of 14 in nearly every job he could put his hand to. A nurturing father to his three daughters, Rosalind, Sophia and Irene Katey. Loved and loving husband to wife of 31 years Faith Latimer. Our Josh had a huge heart and was an oak for the whole family. Josh's unexpected death blows a hole in all our lives. He will be missed and remembered by many colleagues, members of the extended Tilsen clan, sisters Heather (Bob) Baum, Naomi, Hannah, nieces Jessica and Jennifer (Ron) Kenna, and his wife and daughters. Pre-deceased by dear brother Nick, mother Betty Rice Tilsen, father Ben and stepmother Peggy Nicholas Tilsen. Visitation and Shiva Thursday the 20th and Saturday the 22nd, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Overlook Condominiums, 1700 Lexington AVE South, Lilydale 55118. Memorial service TBA. Memorials preferred to Eastside Freedom Library eastsidefreedomlibrary.org
(http://www.eastsidefreedomlibrary.org) or the Josh Tilsen Minnesota Community Mediation Memorial Fund communitymediations.org
Published on April 19, 2017