A memorial service for Gina Louise Antinozzi will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 30 at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge with visitation two hours prior to the service.
Gina was born in Coon Rapids, MN, and attended Saint Francis and Barnum High Schools. As a young girl, she soon exhibited the independence and fearlessness that would define her life. She loved nature, music, especially The Beatles, and adored all of God’s creatures. Gina felt it was her duty to make the world a better place for pets, any pet. The animal kingdom lost a true champion when she left this world unexpectedly June 19, 2018.
She loved to travel and meet new people. Gina sought out adventure and thrived on it. She jumped out of airplanes and hang-glided off mountaintops, explored caves and derelict buildings, and hopped freight trains for fun. She was unafraid to climb any fence, real or proverbial, because she felt it was her right to know what was on the other side. Gina would pick a destination and go there, making friends along the way. She was generous, almost to a fault. She lived to help others, especially the less fortunate, always sharing whatever she had. Gina was a flower child in a concrete world, bound and determined to live her life on her own terms.
And Gina suffered with depression. She could be incredibly outgoing and become suddenly withdrawn. Gina traversed those emotional peaks and valleys the best she could. Bravely, she battled those demons until she could fight no more.
Gina was preceded in death by her grandfather, Jerry Antinozzi and by her cousin Tisha Sandvig Kirkendall. She is survived by her loving parents Karman (Sandvig) and Nick Antinozzi, her brothers, Justin (Jeanine) and Dominic, sister, Kortni Hohenstein (Wade) and her grandmothers Arliss Crandall and Darlene Antinozzi. Gina is also survived by her beloved dog Pete. She will be missed by her niece, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and all that knew her.