Eunice Hinde, of Mora, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at her home. She was 97 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the First Presbyterian Church in Mora with Pastor Gus Schill officiating.
VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service.
INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Eunice Irene (Sandell) Hinde, age 97, of Mora, passed away at home surrounded by family on September 7, 2021.
Eunice was born on April 14, 1924 in Princeton, MN to parents, Erick and Martha Sandell, and grew up in Dalbo, MN. She was the youngest of 8 children. Her mother died of cancer when she was 16 months old and she was raised by her eldest sister, Esther. Shortly after graduating from Cambridge High School in 1942 she moved to Minneapolis. She worked as a mail-order clerk at Sears, Roebuck, & Co. on Chicago Avenue. Her next job was at Federal Cartridge making ammunition for World War II. She met the love of her life, Monte, at the Golden Slipper supper club in Mora and married in 1944.
Eunice enjoyed being a farm wife, mother, caring for her in-laws, gardening, canning, and driving the Ranger around the property. Her love for flowers was evident in her beautiful rose bushes and her freshly picked wild flower arrangements in the house. She was also very involved with church, working as Sunday school superintendent, deacon, funeral coordinator, and a host for widows club. She was a member of the local Busy Hour Club and developed many cherished friendships over the years.
Eunice started a career off the farm when she was hired in 1960 at Sheller Globe in the quality control department. She held various positions in her 25 years including lead person, technician, and coordinator. Her quality coordinator role required her to travel across the country for business which allowed Monte to occasionally accompany her for some mini vacations.
After retirement she was able to spend more time in fellowship along with reading, doing crossword puzzles, enjoying the Vikings games, making quilts, and playing Bananagrams and Scrabble. She always made time to entertain others around the table by cooking coffee, baking, and sharing stories while watching the birds out the window. The coffee pot was always on and the door was always open. Making people feel at home and part of the family was one of her many gifts.
When Eunice was asked what her secret to longevity was, she said “laughter and hard work”.
Eunice is survived by her daughter, Barbara; granddaughters, Kristin (Darrin) Lee, Stephanie (Steve) Remarke; great-grandchildren: Richard Hedberg, Andrew Hedberg, Alecsander Lee, Rachel Lee, Benjamin Remarke; great-great-grandchildren: Riley, Avery, and Jaimey; very special family friend, Tonya Alley; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Eunice was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Esther (Arnold) Benson, Minnie (Axel) Benson, Ellen (Ben) Benson, Ruth (Harvey) Anderson, Hazel (Otto) Sjoquist; brothers: Roy (Irene) Sandell, Edwin (Thelma) Sandell; husband, Monte Hinde; son-in-law, Ray Hedberg; grandson, Daniel Hedberg; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirley and Bill Erickson.