Violet Sandin, age 94, died on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, February 2nd at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Violet Evelyn Maria Sandin, of Mora, passed away on January 24, 2008 at the Villa Health Care Center. She was 94 years old.
Violet was born February 12, 1913 in Minneapolis, MN to Walfred and Alma (Mattson) Forsberg. Her older sisters Toiny and Saimy were born in Sweden. The family moved from Minneapolis to Whited Township (Brook Park), Kanabec County, MN where they farmed. Violet attended country school through 8th grade and graduated from Mora High School. She married Harold Sandin, of Comfort Township, on October 21, 1937 in Chicago, IL. They lived in Michigan and California before returning to Mora in 1945. They were married 51 years. Harold preceded her in death in 1988.
Violet was active in the Rebekahs and a neighborhood ladies group. She was involved with the Kanabec County History Center. She enjoyed fishing, traveling (Alaska, Sweden, summers in Grand Marais, MN, winters in Port Charlotte, FL.) and gardening – she had a very “green thumb”. She made many friends among the staff and residents at the Villa during the past six years.
Violet is survived by her nephew Robert Gale, and his two daughters, of Illinois; niece Nancy Adams of Mpls.; and guardians Bette and Virgil C. Anderson of Mora. She was an adopted grandma to the Anderson children and grandchildren.