February 18, 1950 ~ December 31, 2014
Sandra (Huber) Schanzenbach, 64, Fargo, ND passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on December 31, 2014 after a courageous fight with brain cancer under the care of her loyal husband and the assistance of Hospice.
Sandy was born on February 18, 1950 to Harvey and LaVere (Hughes) Huber in Hoven, SD. She attended grades 1 through 8 in Lowry. She graduated from Selby High School in 1968. She graduated in May of 1971 with her Nursing degree from Presentation College in Aberdeen.
On July 31, 1971 Sandy married Michael Schanzenbach at the UCC Church in Lowry, SD. In January 1973 they relocated to Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX to begin Mike’s military career. This was followed by an assignment in California, where their daughter was born in December of 1973. Fort Lee, VA was their next Army post, followed by a 3 year tour in Germany, where their son was born in December 1975. The final active duty assignment was Fort. Riley, KS before returning to Selby, SD in 1979.
Sandy resumed her nursing career as Director of Nursing, followed by Administrator with the Good Samaritan Center in Selby and Herreid. In January 1998 they moved to Fargo, ND, where Sandy was employed in Home Health Care, at Blue Cross Blue Shield, and at the Veteran’s Administration retiring in July of 2013.
Sandy was a member of the First Congregational UCC Church. Her passions were her family, especially her grandchildren, and her beloved pugs. She enjoyed golfing, shopping, attending Bison football games, playing on her iPad, and her most recent hobby of quilting.
Sandy is survived by, Michael, her spouse of 43 years; daughter, Brandee (Craig) Reichard, Castle Rock, CO; and their children, Brendon (Georgiana) Reichard, West Bend, WI; Danielle (Ryan) Herdrich, Friendswood, TX; and Rylee Reichard, Castle Rock, CO; son, Cory (Cass) Schanzenbach and their children, Calli, Crysta, Colten, and Cadence, Fargo, ND; mother, LaVere Huber, Aberdeen, SD; sister, Cyndy (Ron) Schur, Aberdeen, SD; and her numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her father, maternal and paternal grandparents, and father-in-law.
Memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley or First Congregational UCC Church.
Mike, Brandee, and Cory would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our family, neighbors, friends, co-workers, Sandy’s quilting buddies, and our church for all their support during this difficult journey.