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Dorothy Sand

July 8, 1914 — May 1, 2012

Dorothy Sand, 97, of the Barrett Care Center, and formerly of Wendell, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at the Barrett Care Center. Funeral services for Dorothy Sand will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, May 4, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wendell, with Dr. Eugene Boe officiating. Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Wendell. Visitation is one hour prior to the service on Friday morning. Dorothy Elizabeth (Sheehy) Sand, daughter of Tom and Roxy Sheehy, was born July 8, 1914, in Union Township, Montezuma, Iowa. She moved with her family to rural Minnesota in 1919. She attended country school near Wendell and graduated from Elbow Lake High School in 1931. On May 7, 1935, she was married to Edmund Sand. To that union, two children were born: a son, Tom, and a daughter, Dianne. Dorothy was postal clerk in Wendell for thirteen years, receiving a disability retirement in 1968. Dorothy and Edmund moved to Elbow Lake in 1978. Edmund passed away in 1990, and Dorothy lived in Elbow Lake until she moved to the Barrett Care Center in October of 2001. She loved her family and that was most important to be with them. She enjoyed being with friends and having coffee parties. Dorothy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wendell and also belonged to a circle. Dorothy is survived by her sister Ruth Beckman of Fergus Falls and brother Eugene Sheehy of Bethlehem, PA, sister-in-law Marlys Sheehy of Panama City, FL; her son Tom (Carol) Sand of Granite Falls and her daughter Dianne (Toby) Koltes of Wendell; grandsons Tim (Jill) Sand, Rick (Kris) Sand of Granite Falls, and granddaughter Sheri (Kurt) Thorstad of Granite Falls; great-grandchildren Bridget DeMarais of St. Cloud, Amber Sand, Tyler Sand, Wyatt Sand, Holdyn Sand, Chyanne Sand, Skylar Sand, Austin Thorstad, and Logan Thorstad, all of Granite Falls; three great-great-grandchildren, Madison, Logan and Connor. She was preceded in death by her parents Tom and Roxy Sheehy, husband Edmund Sand, brothers Tom Sheehy and Edward Sheehy, sister Helen Miller, brothers-in-law Ivan Miller and Albert Beckman, and grandson Todd Koltes. Dorothy's family would like to extend a very special thank you to Pastor Boe, David Weigand, and all from Trinity who were so kind to Mom all these past years and also to the staff of the Barrett Care Center for the compassionate care she received over the years while she was a resident there.

Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake 116 1st Street NE Elbow Lake, MN US 56531

Previous Events

Visitation
Friday, May 4, 2012
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

Wendell, MN 56531

Service
Friday, May 4, 2012
10:30 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church

Wendell, MN 56531

cemetery
Friday, May 4, 2012
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery

Wendell, MN

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