Delores Sandbeck

delores sandbeck
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.

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  1. Rest in peace, Mrs Sandbeck.
    You were one of my favorite teachers in Dilworth. I know that many of your Home Ec students would agree. Sending the Sandbeck family love and healing light…💗💗💗

  2. I am so sadden by this news! She was one of my favorite teachers, one who inspired me along with many others. I winter in Arizona but will be thinking of her and her family on the 24.

  3. Sorry to hear of this! She was my teacher and my Friend. We met for lunch several times over 40 some years. I would call her most thanksgiving weekends just to catch up!
    She told me once she never wanted me in her sewing classes! That’s OK! I’ve sewed for 58 years so that did not stop me and I may have at least 20 years to see! Or my fabric runs out! Rest In Peace my dear friend. Your welcome to be one of my angels in my continuing journey called life! We have been chatting all week of teachers we loved at Dilworth High School, let your wings continue to fly!

  4. Mrs. Sandbeck was my home ec teacher for many years in Dilworth. She was absolutely wonderful. May she rest in peace.

  5. Sorry to hear of Delores passing. She was a very kind woman. I meet her many years ago when I was a Nurses aid at Bethany when her mother Lenora was there. God bless her family during this difficult time.

  6. Mrs Sandbeck was one of my favorite teachers. I still use some of the recipes she shared with us in class. In fact I just mixed up Caramel Rolls on Saturday. RIP

  7. Mrs. Sandbeck was, hands down, my all time favorite teacher. She loved us, her students, and would help out in any way. I happen to know some of the sadder stories she willingly and silently helped. Never any judgement. She taught great living skills to girls and boys alike. Everyone signed up for her classes, especially cooking. Today is a sad day for me, but heaven is getting one of their own back.

  8. Praying for the family of Mrs. Sandbeck during this difficult time. I was in the class that Awarded her the Mrs. Rogers Award. She deserved it! She was kind, funny, smart and one of the best teachers ever to grace Dilworth High School! I took a couple of trips to the cities with her for FHA and boy those are some of the best memories I have of my time in High School. I didn’t have an easy trip through school but she made a difference in my life and I would still think of her often to this day.

    Kate Streifel (Peterson) Dilworth Class of 1989

  9. Grandma,

    Thank you for loving me so strongly for so long. You’ve given me strength during some of my darkest times. Your unconditional love helped me through so much and I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to tell you this. Because of you I never felt alone. Thank you for teaching me at a young age that when times get tough you have a choice… ‘bad times can make you bitter or they can make you better.’ I may not be able to see you, but your voice will continue to echo through my soul. Love never dies. Rest in Paradise Grandma Dee❤️

    Love you beyond measure always,


  10. So sad, the passing of an outstanding colleague. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to
    her friends and family.

  11. Delores,you we a wonderful person and teacher,you were the person that got me interested in cooking and food in general.I sure I’m not the only student that feels this way! You’re probably the person who mostly influence me to be whom I’m today.You were special person and teacher! Tim skauge owner prime cut meats (class of 1975) Rest In Peace

  12. Lori and Leeann, your mom had been one of my students in the senior computer classes. She was a delight and lots of fun and laughter. Sending thoughts and prayers.

  13. You were my favorite teacher. You taught how to sew and cook.
    Lots of great memories. Rest In Peace 🙏.

  14. My condolences and prayers go out to Delore’s family. I will cherish my fond memories I have growing up and the times spent with Delores and family. She will be missed but is now home with the Lord and at peace and rest.
    My love to her family,
    Judy Short

  15. Delores you were a wonderful person I am proud my mom named me after you
    You had a huge heart and love for all
    May you Rest In Peace as you are reunited with you heavenly family Give my mom a hug for me. Love you always and prayers for rest of family God Bless Delores Jean Richter Shaut

  16. Lori and Leanne and families, So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Dee was a great lady! I enjoyed Bison games with her and our knitting group. We always had such a good time. We winter in Florida so will be unable to attend her Memorial service. Thoughts and prayers to all. Sandy Simley

  17. She was my favorite home ec teacher . She also was a good earth science teacher. When I was in school in Dilworth. She certainly went to heaven . To be with all the other angels.

  18. Such a special lady……my memory is not as good as it should be. I knew I knew her years ago, but couldn’t remember specifics till I read of her mother Lenore Larson at Bethany Homes. That’s where I knew her. She was a devoted daughter visiting her mother. I was a nurse at Bethany. Special people like her are not forgotten. I bet she was a very special teacher as it sounds by the messages on here. May God’s Blessing be with her loving family at this time. What an amazing Angel!!

  19. Dee/Delores was always gracious and loving whenever we visited.She was a gourmet cook. Dinners were a delightful smorgasbord.Dee always kept up to date on the family. I/we will miss her greatly.

  20. You were my favorite High School teacher, I learned so many life skills in your class. I remember your room was always the gathering place where teachers would come for coffee and conversation.
    I will forever remember your comment whenever you would catch us sitting on the counter: Counters are for glasses NOT little _sses. ( you were always too classy to say to “word” but we all knew what you meant.
    Rest In Peace, I know God has prepared a place for you!

  21. My condolences to Mrs. Sandbeck’s family. She lived next to my Grandmother, Alice, for all of my childhood. She was a kind and generous lady and a true friend to my Grandmother for so many years. I am saddened to hear of her passing. Many memories at Grandma’s house included Mrs. Sandbeck. My Grandmother will welcome her to coffee once again in heaven. Prayers to you all in this time of sorrow.

  22. Mrs. S was one of my favorite teachers and I still use many of the ideas & things in the kitchen that she taught me.

  23. Mrs. Sandbeck, was my favorite teacher, Class of ’67….
    My Freshman year I was sewing lined wool suits. I had a Career Designing and Tailoring, ” Big and Small sizes.”
    These ladies couldn’t buy clothes… I did alterations for the Country Clubs, and the “Classic” in Moorhead, Mn.
    I sewed displayed garments for the 3 Mrs. Blows’ Sewing Centers…I too had “Tons” for fabric.
    There was a Zueger Reunion, Seattle, Wa. (1972)the year my son was born.
    I continued to sew till Jason went to School…
    By this time I was “Sewed Out.”
    1976 I was the 1st Female Rep. out of Fargo, in Grocery, 168 men & myself….

    “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” Quoting a very special lady!

    Sherry Zueger

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