April M. Vilmin

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, August 30, 1982
Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Age:
41 years old

Visitation

Date: Friday July 12, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Saturday July 13, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Funeral Mass

Date: Saturday July 13, 2024
Time: 11:00 am

Location: St. Pius X Catholic Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: St. Patrick's Cemetery [ view map ]

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, August 30, 1982
Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Age:
41 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, August 30, 1982
Date of Death:
Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Age:
41 years old

April M. Vilmin

April M. Vilmin, age 41 of Rochester, MN passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer on July 3rd, 2024.

April Marie, the daughter of James and Kathleen (Krage) Nygaard was born on August 30th, 1982 in Fargo, ND. She attended Faribault Senior High School and graduated with the class of 2000. Following high school April attended Winona State for Social Science history Education, graduating manga cum laude, she then went on to receive her Master of Educational Leadership. Additionally, she received a certification from the U of M for data visualization and analytics, she also was a certified scrum master and certified scrum product owner. On September 13th, 2014, she was united in marriage to Kristopher Vilmin in Winona, MN. She started her career at ProBuild/ UBC which led her to moving to Denver, CO, before starting her 15-year career at Mayo Clinic Rochester.

April enjoyed time with her husband, family, friends and her two beagles. She liked to spend time on their patio with neighbors and friends. Her hobbies included a variety of crafts, traveling, and photography. In her younger years she loved going to Trouble Shooter shows and following the band. April volunteered with many different organizations.

She was survived by her husband Kris of Rochester, MN, her mother Kathleen Nygaard of Faribault, MN, her sisters Kelly Nygaard of Stillwater, MN, and Brianna Nygaard (Patrick Markman) of Faribault, MN, her in-laws Arnold and Veronica Vilmin of Iron Mountain, MI, her Grandmother Bernadette Krage of Houston, MN, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and brother and sister in law TJ and Melissa Vilmin

She is proceeded in death by her father James Nygaard, infant brother Micheal, Grandparents Kenneth, Adelaide Nygaard, and Thomas Krage, Uncles Joseph Krage, Jeff Nygaard, Aunt Carry Krage.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2024 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Rochester. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2024, with a Franciscan Wake at 7:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will take place following the service at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Ridgeway, MN.

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So sorry for your loss. May all the wonderful memories bring you some level of comfort and peace.  Deepest sympathy and prayers . 🙏

April was such a kind, genuine and helpful soul. Her care and attention to detail is unmatched. Getting to know her and work with her over the past year or so has been a great privilege. My most sincere condolences to April's family. She will be greatly missed.

Our sympathy Kris to you and your family, keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, God keep you in His care! 

I’m so sorry, my deepest sympathies to April’s husband, family and friends. I remember April Vilmin with fond memories of our days as coworkers at UBC. She was caring, kind, helpful, thoughtful, funny and smart. Fly high with the angels April.

I was sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter.  My heart goes out to you and the girls.  Sending hugs and prayers to you and the family.

I am so very sorry to hear of April's passing. My deepest sympathy to her husband, family and friends. I will keep you all in my prayers.

April was a student employee in my office at Winona State.  She was a joy to work with, very bright and enthusiastic. Although is has been a few years since I've seen her she was a Facebook friend. My deepest sympathy to her family and dear friends, I know she will be sorely missed by many people.


 

April knew how to create community. The residents in Circle 2 of our HOA became acquainted with each other due to the frequent invitations by April and Kris to join them and 'the boys' (Jack and Rocky) on the patio. April welcomed all. She was my personal IT expert with no judgement whenever I got into trouble on my phone or computer. Her passing leaves a huge hole in our neighborhood. My heartfelt sympathies to Kris and family.


"He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces." Isaiah 25:8


 


 

April was an incredibly kind human being with a genuine passion for fighting to diversity, equity, inclusion. You were a light in so much darkness. I am confident that we will continue to do this important work. We all will miss you dearly. Thank you for being you April. Wishing your family all the strength, love, peace.❤️

It's a shocking news, I was deeply saddened to hear about April's passing. Her dedication to her work was something I always admired. May her soul rest in peace.

I am so sorry to hear that April has lost her fight with cancer. I will always remember her as cheerful, energetic, and thorough; she will be missed here at Mayo.

It's a shocking news, I was deeply saddened to hear about April's passing. Her dedication to her work was something I always admired. May her soul rest in peace.

On Behalf of the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, we send prayers, thoughts and our condolences to Kelly and her family. Thinking of you all!

I am very sorry to hear of April's passing. Although I have only worked with her briefly, she left a lasting impression on me. She was cheerful, friendly, and thorough in her work. I will miss her.  To her family members: May loving memories of April help you find peace.

I am so incredibly sorry to hear about the loss of April. She was a light in every conversation, a true reflection of all things good in a person, and it was an honor to know her. She will be so terribly missed at Mayo.

April will be remembered for her sincerity, hard work and dedication to her work. It was a pleasure to work with her at Mayo. May her departed soul rest in peace! 

April will be remembered for her sincerity, hard work and dedication to her work. It was a pleasure to work with her at Mayo. May her departed soul rest in peace! 

April's passing is a devastating loss. I knew April as a colleague at the Mayo Clinic and had the privilege to work closely with her over the course of the last year. In addition to her incredible diligence, attention to detail, and passionate enthusiasm for her work, I will miss her humor, compassion, and generous nature. April was extremely intelligent, thoughtful, caring and kind. She was someone I had come to depend on greatly, and I miss her very much.

Our family is deeply saddened by the passing of our dear neighbor April. She was a powerful yet kind-hearted woman who always made us feel welcome in the neighborhood. Her kindness towards our son meant the world to us. We'll miss her dearly. Please accept our sincerest condolences during this incredibly difficult time. Our hearts are with her husband and family.

My deepest sympathies to April's loving family and to Kris, her husband. April was such a joy to know and the love you all shared is very touching. She was truly amazing and a kind, generous soul. I'm sure God has a Divine Plan for taking her so soon, but rest assured she is no longer in pain and will continue to care for her loved ones . Cherish her memory everyday as she will always be with you.

I am so incredibly sorry to hear about the loss of April. She was a light in every conversation, a true reflection of all things good in a person, and it was an honor to know her. She will be so terribly missed at Mayo.

I am so sorry to hear that April has lost her fight with cancer. I will always remember her as cheerful, energetic, and thorough; she will be missed here at Mayo.