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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • Louise Sandvig

  • Louise Sandvig, 93, of Glenwood, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 3 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood with Pastor Andy Marthaler officiating.
    Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery in Glenwood. Arrangements were with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.
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  •  Louise Sandvig, 93, of Glenwood, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 3 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glenwood with Pastor Andy Marthaler officiating.
    Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery in Glenwood. Arrangements were with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.
    Marie Louise Samson was born June 20, 1919 in Ste. Elisabeth, Manitoba, Canada. She was the eighth of 10 children born to Peter and Emma (Leberge) Samson.
    When Louise was nine years old, her family immigrated to the United States, settling in Grafton, N.D. She later moved to Seattle, Wash., where she was united in marriage to Loran Sandvig in 1941.
    Louise worked at Boeing until the birth of her first child, Karen. Two years later, their son, Dale joined the family.
    After the end of WWII, Louise and Loran moved to Minnesota and settled in Redwood Falls where they started a business, Sandvig’s Appliance, Plumbing and Heating. It was in Redwood Falls, in 1948, when their third and last child, Carol, was born.
     In 1971, Louise and Loran retired from their business and briefly spent their time building and remodeling apartments in Redwood Falls.
    In 1974, they moved to a cabin they built on Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood. Here they enjoyed spending time visiting with friends and family and especially loved polka dancing at the Lakeside ballroom and in Forada. They later bought a hobby farm near Starbuck where they built a home and enjoyed the “country life.”
    Besides dancing, Louise enjoyed playing bridge, sewing and gardening. She was a wonderful baker who always had a pan of buns or a pie in the oven.  Louise was devoted to her husband and was especially proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After the death of her husband in 1998, Louise continued to reside on the farm with her son, Dale, until his death in 2010. In 2011, she moved into the Glenwood Estates.
    In March 2013, when Louise could no longer care for her daily needs, she moved into the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.  She passed away there Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
    Louise is survived by her daughters: Karen Findley of Santa Clara, Cal. and Carol (John) Wold of Stillwater; grandchildren, Christopher, Chad, Matthew, and Rachel; and great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jordan and Cloe; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Loran; son, Dale; two brothers and seven sisters. 
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