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Mandy Vint Troia still will make kringla this year.

Baking cookies at the holidays was one of those special rituals she and her brother, Tim, shared with their father, Tom Vint. And kringla, a pretzel-shaped Norwegian cookie, were one of Tom Vint’s specialties.

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Tom and wife Georgie Vint.

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Tom Vint and his daughter, Mandy Vint Troia.

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Tom Vint, who loved dogs, was happy daughter Mandy married Tim Troia, a veterinarian. Vint died Sept. 2 at age 72 after a monthlong battle with COVID-19.

This article originally ran on omaha.com.

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