AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Heather Sampson, of Mora, died on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at FirstLight Health Systems in Mora. She was 38 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be on Saturday, January 16th at 2:00 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. – or one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
INURNMENT will be at Oakwood Cemetery at a later day.
In lieu of flowers Memorials at preferred to Calvary Lutheran Church Scholarship Fund, Mora Dollars for Scholars or FirstLight Health Systems Auxiliary.
Heather Nichole Sampson, of Mora, Minnesota, died from cancer on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at FirstLight Health System in Mora. She was 38 years old.
Heather was born April 24, 1977 to Roger and Myrna (Nylander) Sampson. She graduated from Mora High School in 1995 and attended Moorhead State University, graduating in 1999 with a B.S. in Paralegal Studies. She later received an AAS Degree in Health Information Technology from Rasmussen College in St. Cloud, MN.
Heather was baptized at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hancock, MN. She was later confirmed at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora, MN.
Heather faced many health challenges in her life, making her a determined and independent woman. She was quiet and unassuming, very accepting and tolerant of others. In 2005, she received a kidney transplant from her father; enjoying 10 wonderful years of good health.
Heather was employed by the ShopKo Pharmacy in Mora as a Pharmacy Technician. She enjoyed working with the staff and customers there. Heather was an avid reader, enjoyed music, loved all things related to Halloween, wolves and Eeyore. She had a love for animals, especially the family pets. She enjoyed events with friends and family, especially family vacation spent at Lake Ida. And yes, she was a “Packer backer”.
Heather will be loved in our hearts forever.
Heather was preceded in death by her sister Amy; grandparents, Manford and Dorothy Sampson, Vinard and Lenora Nylander; and uncle Ronald Mohr.
She is survived by her parents Roger and Myrna of Mora; and brother Christopher of Fargo, ND. Other survivors include aunts and uncles, Tom and Robin Brimhall, Steven Sampson, Sharyn Mohr, Louis and Kathryn Krohnfeldt, Dennis and Lynne Stevenson,; thirteen first cousins and twenty eight second cousins; other family and friends.