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Anita Sande, 1943-2019

Funeral services for Anita K. Sande will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Salem Lutheran Church. The Rev. Erica Cunningham will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Bonnerup Funeral Service and again one hour prior to the service at the church.

Anita Sande

Anita passed away Monday, June 24, 2019, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. She was 76 years old.

Anita Kay (Reyerson) Sande was born May 28, 1943, in Northwood to Seymour and Hazel (Hanson) Reyerson. She lived in Northwood and Otranto, Iowa, before graduating from Carpenter High School in 1961.

On Aug. 8, 1964, she was united in marriage to Richard Sande at Salem Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The couple was blessed with two daughters. They made their home in Albert Lea, where she raised her girls. She worked at Hardee’s as a morning supervisor for 10 years, at Herberger’s for five years and retired from the Albert Lea Science Center after seven years. Above all, Anita’s favorite job was being able to provide day care for her grandchildren and other family friends.

Anita was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, where she took part in the altar guild circle, ladies aide, was a Sunday school teacher and participated in SPIRE.

In her free time, Anita enjoyed going on motorcycle rides with her husband. She liked Rosemaling, reading, Scrabble and collecting things. Anita was a good cook, and she carried on the family tradition of making lefse by teaching the art to her granddaughters. She had collections of dolls, paperweights, cow and chicken memorabilia and cobalt blue glass, among others. Even though collecting things was important to her, she would give it all away for time spent with her family. Family was the most important part of her life, and she enjoyed every moment spent with her husband, children, grandchildren and her dear great-grandchild. She was a great listener who gave even better advice and loved everyone she met.

She is preceded in death by parents Seymour and Hazel; father and mother-in-law Lloyd (Opal) Sande; brothers Larry Reyerson and David Reyerson, in infancy; and brothers-in-law Curt Hansen and Dean Tenold.

Anita is survived by her husband of 55 years, Richard Sande; daughters Angela (Bob) Jackson and Karen (Lonny) Hagen; grandchildren Holly (Chris) Rahn, Noelle (Cody Viktora) Hagen, Rachel (Marcus Carpenter) Hagen and Emma Hagen; great-grandson, Xander Rahn; siblings Lois Tenold, Karen (Richard) Severson, Harold Reyerson and Sylvia “Skip” Bohling; brothers and sisters-in-law Myrna (Dean) Sorenson, Joel (Denise) Sande and Juda Reyerson; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.

Blessed be her memory.