MARY LOU SANDBERG

M. Sandberg webphotoMary Sandberg, of Mora, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at her home in Mora. She was 45 years old.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Siloa Lutheran Church of rural Braham with Rev Delwayne Hahn officiating.

A TIME OF VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

***Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers***

Mary Lou Sandberg, of Mora, formerly of Braham, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at her home. She was 45 years old.

Mary Lou (Campbell) Sandberg was born to Elver “Al” and Shirley (Westergaard) Campbell on September 14, 1965 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mary graduated from Braham High School in 1984. She was employed at the Windowwhisk Stables in Princeton, MN; the Cambridge State Hospital; and drove school bus for the Mora School District for 16 years. She also trained horses.

On July 14, 2007 Mary was united in marriage to Richard “Rick” Sandberg. The couple made their home in rural Mora. She thoroughly enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, and horseback riding.

In 2001 Mary was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and has spent the last ten years battling the disease and related infections. She died at her home from the effects of her illness as well as complications from a surgery last fall. She will be dearly missed.

In addition to her husband Rick, Mary is survived by one son Kyle Horcher of Burnsville; her parents Shirley and Al Campbell of Mora; brother Chris (Connie) Campbell (children: Crystal & Carrie) of Braham; sister Sherry Campbell (children: Brandon & Mindy) of Mora; aunt Margaret Ten Eyck of Anoka; mother-in-law Sharon and husband Doug Sandberg of Akeley; father-in-law Richard (Sandy) Johnston of Stillwater; sisters-in-law Kay (Paul) Stean of Owatonna and Lonna (Alex) Stringer of New Richmond, WI; brothers-in-law Jeremy (Tonya) Johnston of Stillwater and Brian Johnston of Stillwater, 8 Nieces and 3 Nephews; and a host of friends.

8 guestbook entries for MARY LOU SANDBERG

  1. Mike & Cathy Greeley April 13, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Mary, take comfort in knowing she is no longer in pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. Deborah Peterson April 13, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    Mary had this fat, little, shetland or welsh pony named Stubby. She rode him everywhere when we were kids. She even showed him at the county fair. There wasn’t anything that Mary was afraid to do or try and she was good at it all. Those summers, so long gone, that we spent dusk to dawn riding our ponies down roads, and pastures and fields–why did we have to grow out of that?

  3. Marion Larson April 14, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    I am so sorry to hear of mary’s death. My deepest sympathy to the whole family. I remember her big smile and pleasant personality. You are all in my heart and prayers.

  4. Steve & Luann Gutzkow April 14, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    So Sorry to hear of Mary’s death, Our deepest sympathy to Rick and the rest of Mary’s family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  5. Dave and Amy Zins April 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. When the kids heard Mary had passed, they said, ” now she does not have pain, and she is probably jumping around and riding horses in heaven”.

  6. KML April 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    I’m sorry for your loss. may you find comfort in God’s promises of the resurrection hope in the near future. john 5:28,29.

  7. Dena April 17, 2011 at 2:06 am #

    Mary is truley a hero in her battle against her disease. She touched the lives of many and was strong until the end. God has taken her into his kingdom and provided her true peace. Blessings to all who knew her.

  8. Brenda Johnston (Palm) April 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm #

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember staying at your house with Mary, Sherry and Chris. Mary was always positive & always had a big smile.

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