Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar made the following statement on the passing of Joan Mondale.

"Today I join all Americans in mourning a great woman, Joan Mondale. Joan truly was a Minnesota treasure. She was tireless in her support of the arts both nationally and internationally and brought joy to all who knew her. She was equally at ease on a farm in Minnesota or at a fancy Ambassador's reception in Japan or at a potter's kiln in an artist's studio. I still have two mugs on my kitchen table that she made for me, the initials "JM" etched on the bottom. She was gracious to the end. My thoughts and prayers are with Vice President Mondale, their family and all of their many friends in Minnesota and the world over."