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Services Held December 21st For Sandra Sunde

The Burke Gazette of Burke, South Dakota

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Funeral services for Sandra Kay Sunde were held on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Clausen Funeral Home in Burke, South Dakota with Pastor Mark Tuttle, Officiating. Interment was in the Spotted Tail Cemetery in Jamison, Nebraska. Casket Bearers included Brad Whitley, Tucker Dummer, Todd Dummer, Dusty Dummer, Kody Whitley and Lee Conroy. Music was provided by Pastor Mark Tuttle.

Sandra Kay Sunde passed away December 18, 2013 at her son's home in Savage, MN with her daughter, son, and daughter-in-law by her side. She courageously fought cancer for almost a year.

Sandy was born in Burke, SD on February 19, 1944 and was raised in Naper, NE. She went to college in Lincoln, NE where she met her husband Gerald Sunde. They married in Naper, NE. in September 1967. The happy couple moved up to Bloomington, MN and started a family. They were blessed with a daughter, Kristine and a son Joseph. After raising her children she worked many happy years at Holiday Corporate. She then made the move over to Gander Mtn. Corporate offices where she enjoyed working until she retired at age 67.

Sandy and Gerry enjoyed traveling to many countries before retiring; she also enjoyed gardening and loved many cats in her lifetime.

She is survived by children: Kristine, Joseph and wife Sara of Savage, MN, brother Russell (Sandra) Whitley of Winner, SD, sister Deb (Roland) Dummer of Bon-esteel, SD, brother Tim (Bonnie) Whitley of Naper, NE, Brother-in-laws Ed (Mary) Sunde, Milt(Barb) Sunde of Bloomington MN, and many loving nieces and nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in Death by her parents Oliver and Dorthy Whitley, her husband Gerald, her sister Audry Whitley, her father-in-law George (Marie) Sunde .

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Original Publication Date: January 1, 2014

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