Sandy Lawver (nee. Studt), of Champlin, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. She was 58 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held 10:30 am Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Braham with Rev. Glenn Kleppe officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 5- 8 pm on Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Rock Ingebrand Chapel in Braham, and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
INTERMENT will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Rush City.
Sandra Ann Lawver (nee. Studt), of Champlin, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids after a courageous 7 year battle with cancer. She was 58 years old.
Sandra was born on February 23, 1956 in Braham, Minnesota to parents Eugene and Lucille (Stahnke) Studt. The family moved to Inver Grove Heights where Sandy became big sister to Barbara and Steven. Sandy attended school and enjoyed playing the trumpet in the school band. She graduated from Simley High School in 1974. Sandy soon accepted a job with Precision Associates Inc. in Minneapolis. She enjoyed almost 40 years on the job, before declining health forced her to take a short leave this fall. She was hopeful to return to work in a couple of months.
Sandy was blessed with two daughters, Kelley born in 1979, and Lindsey born in 1982. She was a loving and dedicated mother. Sandy shared a first date with Harry Lawver on November 5, 1988 and the couple was later united in marriage on June 25, 1994 at the Eternal Hope Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park. In 2011, Sandy became a grandma with the birth of Madilyn. Sandy loved her “little pumpkin seed” and the two spent many memorable days together.
Sandy loved to garden, a passion passed on to her from her father. She spent countless hours weeding, watering, and tending to her many flowers. She liked to feed and watch the countless birds that came into her yard. Sandy had a fondness for the Peanuts cartoon, and collected many Peanuts keepsakes. She was a superb cook and enjoyed creating many impressive craft projects throughout the years. Most of all, Sandy was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed.
Sandy was preceded in death by parents Eugene and Lucille Studt.
She is survived by her husband Harry of Champlin, daughters, Kelley Klemetson of Zimmerman and Lindsey (Joe Kiel) Klemetson of Princeton; granddaughter, Madilyn; step-son Gary Lawver; sister, Barbara (Gordy) Royce of Inver Grove Heights; brother, Steven (JoAnne) Studt of North Branch; godparents, Leo and Eleanor Anderson of Braham; several aunts and uncles and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Braham with Rev. Glenn Kleppe. Visitation will be held from 5- 8 pm on Friday, Dec. 5th at the Rock Ingebrand Chapel in Braham and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham. Music will be provided by Carol Schmakel. Casket Bearers will be Ben Royce, Gordy Royce, Bryan Johnson, Joe Kiel, Jim Lawver, and Steven Studt. Interment will be in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Rush Lake.