November 7, 1927 ~ February 15, 2020
Delores Jeanne Sandbeck, 92, of Fargo, completed her earthly journey at St Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, February 15, 2020.
Born on November 7, 1927, she was the daughter of Andrew & Lenora (Winter) Larson. They lived in Moorhead, MN. She was educated in Moorhead, graduated from Moorhead High School, and continued to earn degrees in Home Economics & Science at NDSU. While attending NDSU, she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and the Gold Star Marching Band.
On November 18, 1949, she married her college sweetheart, Burton Sandbeck. Together they had three children, Leanne (Ron) Horner, Bismarck, Lori Sandbeck-Hage, Moreno Valley, CA, and David Sandbeck, who passed away in 2003.
Her career included teaching in Frazee, MN for 3 years and Dilworth, MN for 27 years where she taught Home Economics & Science. She received a teacher of the year award twice, but she was especially proud of being named teacher of the year by the students. She was given the “Mrs. Rogers Award” by the students as well. Throughout the years, she enjoyed continued friendships with former students.
Delores was a member of First Lutheran Church, Fargo. There she was a member of Ruth Circle and the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Delores believed “The purpose of life is a life of purpose”. She worked through her church circle, and the “New Life Center” organization for women to help with food, clothing, and other needs for the residents of the New Life Center in Fargo. The New Life Center held a special place in Dee’s heart.
Among her many interests was Bison Football, as she held season tickets until the age of 88. She traveled a lot with her family and spent time every summer at the lake with them. A highlight was a cruise with all her cousins to the Caribbean, and a trip to Hawaii with her daughter Lori.
She leaves behind her 2 daughters, Lori and Leanne, and son-in-law Ron. She was a wonderful grandmother to 3 grandchildren, Linsey Hage (Dave Lehman), Kristen Soule (Lezlie Soule), and Ryan Horner. She also had 3 great grandchildren, River, Kylee, and Alexis.
She was preceded in death by her husband Burt, beloved son David, and her parents and brother. The family would like to thank the staff at St Alexius Hospital and Augusta Place in Bismarck for their very loving care.
We will celebrate Dee’s life on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM at First Lutheran Church, Fargo. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead. Visitation will begin a half hour prior to the services at the church.
Please honor Dee’s beautiful giving spirit by doing something kind for someone today.