Sandra Jane Leum, 66, Detroit Lakes MN, passed away suddenly Monday, November 29, 2021, at her residence in Detroit Lakes, MN. Sandra was born June 14, 1955, in Hillsboro, ND to Selma and James Leum. She was baptized at Gran Lutheran Church and confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. She was educated and graduated from Hillsboro Public School in 1973. She attended college at NDSSS and graduated in 1975 with a Legal Secretary degree. She worked as a government employee for several years before going to work at Berg-Juelson Law Firm for 8 years which became Ohnstad-Twitchell, where she worked for another 30 ½ years. She retired in 2017. She was an EMT-I for Hillsboro Ambulance for over 14 years. She was an organ player at St. Olaf Lutheran Church after her great aunt died and until it closed in 1995. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. Sandra loved to travel and took trips all over the country with her sister and her mother in their motorhome. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed being on a bowling league over the years and was enjoying retirement in Detroit Lakes with her dogs. Sandra is survived by her sister Sherryl of Detroit Lakes MN, aunt, Marilyn Ydstie of Grand Forks ND, and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation: 9-10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro, ND. Funeral: 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Wildeman-Boulger Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Interment: St. Olaf Cemetery, Taft, ND. Memorials can be given to St. Olaf Cemetery Fund or Hillsboro Ambulance.

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  1. Sherryl, we are so sorry to hear about your loss of Sandy. This has to be so hard for you, as you sisters were so close. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers for comfort, peace, and healing. God bless your memories of her!

  2. I am so very sorry to hear this Sherryl! I enjoyed working with Sandy over the years. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  3. Dear Sherryl, my heart goes out to you on the death of your sister and my dear friend, Sandy! May God give you strength, comfort, and peace in the days ahead.

  4. Sherryl, are hearts go out to you my friend! Sandy was a dear friend and will be truly missed. We will hold all of our fun memories with you both close to our hearts. Many prayers to you at this time🙏🏼 We are here for you!

  5. Sympathies on the death of Sandie, felt so welcomed to Hillsboro as she shared memories of the community. Prayers to you sherry as you grieve this big loss.

  6. Sherryl,

    I was very sad to see Sandra’s passing. She bowled on my team in Detroit Lakes during the 2019-2020 season. We thoroughly enjoyed her as a teammate and missed her when she decided not to bowl. My sympathies to you and your family!

  7. Sherryl,
    I pray this finds you with peace and comfort that you are not alone at this time of loss. I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. I hope you are covered in God’s grace and peace as you adjust to this change in life. God bless you. Roni (Kjos) Riske, classmate of Sandy’s.

  8. Sherryl, So sorry for your loss. Sandy bowled on our league & I spoke with her this fall. She was optimistic about returning to bowling. Godspeed.

  9. So sorry to hear about Sandy’s passing. I just heard about it today from a college friend that also knew Sandy. I so enjoyed rooming with Sandy at NDSSS. I have lots of fond memories of her. Sorry again for your loss.

  10. Sherryl,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time! I am so sorry for your great loss of Sandy! I have so many great memories with her …whether it be 4-H at your house with your mom being our leader or when we did our confirmation classes together at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or playing flute next to each other in the band for many years..I was lucky enough to reconnect with Sandy when she worked for John Juelson!! What a delight Sandy was. Again, I am so very sorry for your great loss!!!! My heart goes out to you. May God‘s love and compassion sustain you at this most difficult time! Anne

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