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Services First English Lutheran Church
  Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
Visitation The Boldt Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.
  and at the church for one hour prior to the services on Thursday.

Paul M. Sande, age 85, of Faribault, died on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at St. Lucas Care Center, Faribault.

Funeral services will be at First English Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Michael Mandsager officiating. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery with veterans military rites provided by Central Veterans Association.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at the church on Thursday for one hour prior to the service.

Paul Marvin, the son of Martin and Edna (Seitz) Sande, was born on February 1, 1927 in Northfield, MN. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church, Northfield. He attended Northfield Grade School and Farmington High School. Paul married Delores Fried on May 9, 1947 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Montgomery. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1945-1946 in the 1874 Aviation Engineer. He was discharged at Fort Sheridan, IL. Paul was employed by Milwaukee Railroad for over 38 years as a freight brakeman and conductor, retiring in April 1986. He began his career with Milwaukee Railroad in Austin, working there until 1958 when he was transferred to Faribault where he has made his home. He served on the First English Lutheran Church Council, was a member of the American Legion Post 43, Faribault and the Railroad Family of Engine 261 - United Transportation Union. Paul also helped his wife, Dee, with her antique business. Paul loved racing and going to auctions with Dee. He especially enjoyed going to his grandchildren's school activities. Paul and Dee loved to travel until Paul's health deteriorated.

He is survived by his wife, Dee of 65 years; three children, Dr. Douglas (and Barb) Sande of Clear Lake, IA, Colleen (and Kevin) Knutson of Faribault and Todd (and Joanne) Sande of Lakeville; eight grandchildren, Shay Sande, Josh (and Amy) Hager, Jake Hager, Kaity and Kenzie Knutson, Shane Sande, Kacey Sande and Troy (and Kim) Sande; two great grandchildren, Kody King and Aubrey Sande; one brother and sister in law, Bill (and Valerie) Freid; one sister in law, Mary Freid; and many nephews and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Ellen Svoboda; a brother, Dale in infancy; his father and mother in law, Bill and Rose Fried; and two brothers in law, Roger and Roy Freid

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Name: Todd Driessen
Date: Sunday August 26, 2012


So sorry for your loss...though I hadn't seen your folks since my mom passed away, I always enjoyed visiting with your mom and dad when I saw them. Always enjoyed talking about antiques! Your dad seemed like a great guy and I'm sure he'll be missed. Our sympathies

Name: Audrey Tobin
Email: tobinsbigstonelake@gmail.com
Date: Tuesday August 07, 2012


I remember waiting on Paul and his wife several times at Norwest/Wells Fargo. I always enjoyed being able to assist them in their banking needs. Paul was always a pleasure to help. I will never forget my many customers during my banking career in Faribault. You have my deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Audrey Tobin

Name: Chris Bisping Hopkins
Date: Monday July 09, 2012


My deepest sympathy to all of you. Paul was a kind, friendly man, and I had the fortune of knowing him again lately after their move to Trails Edge apartments where my mom lives. I remember wondering as a girl what it would be like to have a dad who worked on the railroad. Perhaps not as glamorous as it sounded at that time. Thank you for sharing him with us and for showing us all what true love and patience is. May God comfort you.