Sandra Rae Klose, 76, of Kindred ND left her earthly home lovingly surrounded by her family at Essentia Health to be with her Savior on December 30th, 2021. Sandra Rae Otto was born April 29th, 1945, to Clifford Arthur Otto, Sr. and Florence (Siebert) Otto in Jamestown, ND where she was raised and attended school. She graduated from Jamestown High School in 1963. She later attended Interstate Business College in 1991 where she received a Medical Administrative Assistant degree and then graduated from Northwestern Technical College in 1997 with an Associate in Applied Science Health Information Technology degree. Sandra married William “Bill” Metcalf after high school and they had one child, April Mae. In October of 1967 she married Richard Klose Sr. They made their home in rural Kindred and had two children, Rick and Julie. Then in 1997 she met the love of her life, Denis “Denny” Holen. They spent 24 years together until his passing in the fall of 2021. Denny’s daughter, Elizabeth (Stacy) Holen also shared a special place in Sandy’s heart. Sandy ran the Corner Café’ in Kindred, ND for many years. She served many a great cup of coffee and homecooked meal along with a laugh or two! After completing her degree at IBS in 1991 she went to work for Meritcare Hospital. She then worked at Dakota Clinic in 1997 after attending Northwestern Technical College, and later worked at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. In 2002 she returned home to Kindred and worked at Essentia Health of Fargo where she retired in 2020. One of Sandy’s greatest treasures were her grandchildren. She loved spending time and visiting with them anytime she got a chance, whether it was over the phone, holidays, birthdays, a family BBQ or a lunch date. Anytime was a good time if spent with her grandchildren. Sandy had a love for horses and showing horses. She was a member of the FM Posse Club, American Paint Horse Association, American Pinto Horse Association, and American Quarter Horse Association for most of her adult life. Sandy loved to take her daughters, April and Julie to shows as they were growing up, along with introducing showing to others. She made a fine basket of fried chicken to be eaten back at the trailer, which was enjoyed mostly by her son, Rick. Lots of special moments and memories were made in the barn and at shows. She is survived by her children, April Mae (Bruce) Andvik, Kindred, ND; Richard “Rick” (Jill) Klose Jr., Kindred, ND; and Julie (Louis) Cross, Polson, MT. Grandchildren, Auston Andvik, Kindred, ND; Braden (Ashley Stanton) Klose, LaMoure, ND; Koltyn (Matt Schmaltz) Klose, West Fargo, ND; Jordyn Klose, West Fargo, ND; Alex (Tautiana) Helgeson, Watford City, ND; Cole Cross and Sara Cross, Polson, MT. And Great-Grandchildren, Mayson and Juniper Helgeson, Watford City, ND. Siblings, Dakota (Anna) Otto, Corvallis, OR; Sharon (Larry) Gutzwiller, Jamestown, ND; and Clifford Otto, Jr., Washington, IL. Sandy is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford Arthur Otto, Sr. and Florence (Siebert) Otto; and her brother, Eugene “Bob” (Connie) Otto. The family wishes to extend its gratitude to DaVita Fargo Dialysis Center of Fargo/Moorhead, along with Essentia Health for the care given to Sandy these past years. Your care and concern for her did not go unnoticed and was greatly appreciated by her family. Services are planned for Saturday, May 7, 2022, visitation from 12:00-1:00 with the service at 1:00, at West Prairie Lutheran Church, rural Kindred.

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  1. My condolences on your loss. We sure had some fun and crazy times growing up. We both had a love for horses.

    Thinking of you.

  2. April, Julie,and Rick
    Our deepest sympathies in your loss….our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  3. I am so sorry to hear that heaven got another angel when your Mom passed away. Rick, April, and Julie your Mom is watching over you and God is holding her in the palms of his hands. Hugs and prayers go your way.

  4. Sandy’s sense of humor kept me laughing and I can hear her chuckle, now, just thinking about her. The OR
    at St. Luke’s was a fun environment because of Sandy. She sure loved her horses. My condolences to family and friends.

  5. I am saddened to hear of Sandy’s passing. I enjoyed working and talking with her at Essentia. Condolences to her family.

  6. My sympathies to you. I was so shocked to se this and was so glad I called her and visited over the phone not to long ago! Loved her laugh!

  7. So sorry for your loss. We are so glad we got to visit with Sandy in October. Such a wonderful lady who loved her family, our cousin Denis H. and her horses. Blessings in Abundance.

  8. We were the swinging cousins that played on the church steps in Jamestown, ND when I visited
    our Grandparents The Henry Ottos. St Johns Lutheran stands out as our playground.
    Happy Trails to you until we meet again. Ride High Angel.

  9. Rest in Peace Sandy – my sympathies to the family , I ate many a lunch at the corner cafe way back from the Kindred Imp days

  10. April and family, my prayers are being sent to all of you. Your mom is one woman I will always cherish the few times I met her she made me feel very special.
    I am lifting you all up in Christ as you mourn the earthly loss of Sandy but celebrate her return to eternal life. I would have loved to have been able to attend her celebration of life, however Luke graduates that same day in Mankato with his Masters degree.
    Many hugs and many thoughts and prayers being sent from us.

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