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Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

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Sandy White, of Braham, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  She was 67 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE for the public will be held on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Braham.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to CDC recommendations and other restrictions regarding gatherings, there are limitations to group size at the visitation and service. Please be aware of the need to space the group out to stay under the limit. Limiting time, keeping social distance, and not coming if you are sick or at risk (e.g. elderly, immune-compromised) will all help protect everyone. Online condolences can be made for those who cannot attend. Thank you for understanding

Sandra White, of Braham, peacefully passed away after a long fought battle with heart disease at Abbott Northwestern Hospital on Sunday, May 3, 2020. She was 67 years old.

Sandy Virginia Jean was born on November 28, 1952 in Cloquet, Minnesota to John and Violet (Koralia) Korby. She grew up on the family farm in Esko, MN. She was the seventh of ten kids- the youngest of the 7 girls. She attended Esko Schools, graduated and married her long time childhood friend from Nebraska, Stephen White, in May of 1970. Eventually, they moved to Iowa and began their family. From this union, 5 children were born. Eventually, they moved back to Minnesota and found the small community of Braham to make their final home. They were married for 50 years.

Sandy’s calling was caregiving. She stayed home with the kids while they were young. She worked at a nursing home early on, but eventually opened an in-home daycare until getting a job at the Rush City and Mora Hospitals as a nurses aid in the nursery. Sandy struggled with back issues so decided to get out of healthcare. She landed a job as the dispatch coordinator for Heartland Express. She loved working with those drivers! During that time, she and Steve adopted their oldest grandchildren, Kayla and Logan. They began parenting again, and loved every minute of it. She was a devout member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham where she took on the church secretary role and made a positive impact on so many lives in our community. She had a passion for serving others. You could find her at Elmhurst Commons calling trivia, visiting with residents or bringing Fr. Zimmer to mass.

Sandy’s hobbies included gardening, BINGO, bowling, bird watching, playing cards and games, collecting, crafting and staying in touch with family, even distant family in Finland! She was an avid fan of the Twins and Packers. Sandy loved hosting parties for family and friends. Since she was such a patriot, 4th of July parties were her favorite! She could come up with any reason to get everyone together! She especially enjoyed her time with the grandkids and great grandchild. They had so many fun adventures together.

Sandy is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Joan, Gladys, May, Betty, and Karen; father and mother-in-law, Ben and Florence White.

She is survived by her husband Steve; children, Tammy (Kenny) Ceaglske of Medford, WI, Tim, Teresa (Wes) Erbstoesser, Tracy (Karl) Fix, and Trevor (Steph) all of Braham; grandchildren, Kayla, Logan, Emma, Lucy, Zach, Ben, Elizabeth, Addy, Luke and Adam; great granddaughter Payton; sister Nancy Brady of Cloquet; brothers, John Korby of Cloquet, Jim Korby of Oklahoma, and Mike Korby of Cloquet; brothers and sister-in-law; Denny White, Gary White, and Jennie Wignall; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

22 thoughts on “SANDRA WHITE”

  1. Stephen and family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sandy was a great lady.

    Lisa Heidelberger

  2. My sincere sympathy in the loss of dear Sandy! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time! I will miss her smiling face at church and the office.
    Marie Grundberg

  3. We were blessed to live next door to Sandy for 5 years. She was so welcoming and we all adores her. Our many chats outside, at her patio table and walks around the yard and her gardens. Always smiling and just a ray of sunshine. My favorite thing she did was when she picked up the mail at the post office (I am a carrier) she would tell through the PO boxes “good morning whoever is working in there!”….

  4. Dear family!
    I am so sorry to learn of Sandy’s passing. She and I were classmates for many years. God has definitely gained an angel in heaven. My you find comfort in knowing she is walking the streets of gold and singing with the angels. Rest In Peace dear friend!

  5. Sandy was, as I remember the type of person you were drawn to and respected. RIP you are missed.

  6. So sorry to hear of the loss of Sandy. I will always remember her smile and great sense of humor. May she rest in Peace with God.

  7. OH my so sorry to hear of the loss of Sandy, such a bucket of joy, and so strong in her faith and family. Prayers to all of her family, …………………..
    this is an OUCH

  8. So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing, I bowled with Sandy for many years. She was a wonderful woman. Many laughs on monday nights. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, I know she’s with God.

  9. Deepest sympathy to the whole family. Sandy was the kindest person and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Deepest sympathy given to Sandy’s family. I counted her as a friend who looked after my daughter, and most of all shared good times. We often ribbed each other over the Viking/Packer rivalry, and was it easy to hear her laugh at the antics of our kids! She will be remembered as a kind lady with much love for those that knew her. Bless her memory!

  11. I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers to Sandys entire family . My heart goes out to you as you struggle through this 💔

  12. Sincere condolences to the families for losing such a wonderful loving and giving person.

  13. Dear White Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of Sandy and had the opportunity to know her better when she did home care for my Mother. She will be missed greatly.
    Sending love and prayers to all of you
    Marlene and Darwin Nelson

  14. Dear family – We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Tammy for a long time and heard wonderful stories of her sweet mother Sandy often. Thinking of you all at this time and lifting you all in prayer.

    Mike and Mary Schoeneck

  15. To all of Sandy’s loved ones,
    My heart aches for you. So sorry for the loss of your precious Sandy.
    Sending comforting thoughts and hugs your way. Take comfort in knowing how much she loved all of you. She was such a wonderful lady!
    May His Loving arms surround you with His Love,

  16. Sandy was a great help when planning my dad’s funeral service. Sorry to hear of her passing!

  17. May your memories of Sandy…wife, mother, grandmother and friend sustain you.
    May the love of family and friends surround you.
    May God’s promise of Eternal Life bring you comfort and peace.
    May your loss grow less painful with time.

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