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Funeral Services for Sandra will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake ND with Reverend Reuben Schnaidt officiating. Lunch will follow the services. Interment will be at the Bloomfield Cemetery, rural Upham ND on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 3:30 pm with lunch to follow at the Rodney Lunde farm. Services will be livestreamed at
Sandra Gillander Lunde, 79, passed away 12/21/21. She was the oldest child of Wallace and Mae (Osterberg) Gillander. She was born on September 30, 1942 in Hartford, CT. She moved with her parents to Montpelier, VT in 1947. She graduated from Montpelier High School in 1960. She then attended the University of Connecticut and graduated with a Bachelors in Physical Therapy in 1964. Sandi also received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota in 1993.
Sandi worked as a Physical Therapist at Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, NH, Trinity Hospital in Minot, ND and in 1970 established the Physical Therapy Department at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, ND. Sandi retired from Mercy Hospital in November 2007.
Sandi married Richard Oliver Lunde on April 16, 1966 in Montpelier, VT. Richard and Sandi moved to Minot, ND and started a family having a daughter Lisa Kay. In 1970, they moved to Devils Lake, ND and had a second daughter Sharon Ann. They made their home in Devils Lake. In 2008, they purchased a home in Phoenix, AZ spending winters there.
Sandi was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church, WELCA, served on the Board of Deacons and was Council President. She was a member in Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid collector of antiques and collectibles. Her collections included egg cups, spooners and ruby and forest green depression glass. Sandi was an accordion player and enjoyed playing cards with her friends and family.
Sandi is survived by her husband Richard of 55 years; daughters Lisa Lunde, Ft. Yates, ND and Sharon (William) St. Peter, Maple Grove, MN; grandchildren Maia (David) Lunde Cockerham, Grand Forks, ND, Gillian Lunde, Ft. Yates, ND and Cassandra and Nicholas St. Peter, Maple Grove, MN; sister Karen (Chuck Acebo) Gordon, Barre, VT; sisters-in-law Ilene Gillander, Barre VT, and Elaine (Einar) Einarson, Grand Forks, ND; brothers-in-law Roger (Linda) Lunde, Forman, ND, Rodney Lunde, Upham ND, Dennis (Diane) Lunde, Carefree, AZ, and David (Mary) Lunde, Towner, ND; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sandi was preceded in death by her parents Wallace and Mae (Osterberg) Gillander, father and mother in-law Oliver and Ellen (Westford) Lunde, brother George Gillander, brother-in-law Drew Gordon, great nephew Drew Bernier and sister-in-law Bonnie Lunde.
Funeral Services for Sandra will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake ND with Reverend Reuben Schnaidt officiating. Lunch will follow the services. Interment will be at the Bloomfield Cemetery, rural Upham ND on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 3:30 pm with lunch to follow at the Rodney Lunde farm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Devils Lake, ND.