Susan Grace Sande, of Mora, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. She was 71 years old.

She was born Feb. 25, 1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to parents George and Beatrice (Reinen) Wilkum. She was united in marriage to Lawrence “Toby” Sande on June 2, 1989 in Milwaukee. In 1990, she and her husband moved to Mora to build their dream retirement home. While their home was being built, they lived for a year with Toby’s mother Ann in Mora. 

She had various jobs prior to working as the front desk receptionist and scheduler at the Mora FirstLight Clinic, from where she retired in 2012. In retirement, She enjoyed time spent at home cooking and baking, and she always made sure her husband’s cookie jar was full of fresh cookies. She loved all animals, great and small, especially her dog Tessie, other past pets and all of the cats that have graced the Sande cabin. She enjoyed visits from her daughter and always created special memories of their times together. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her grandchildren, watching them grow and delighting in their accomplishments. She loved to entertain and enjoyed hosting gatherings and parties for her family and friends. Most of all, She loved doing what she did best…spending the day shopping with her friends and going out for lunch.

When her health began to decline and the days of shopping weren’t possible any more, She enjoyed keeping in touch with family and friends on social media and resting in her favorite chair at home. She will be dearly missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by loving husband Toby, daughter; Kelly (Kevin) Hayes, stepsons; Daniel (Lisa) Sande, David (Beth) Sande and Dale (Jen) Sande, grandchildren; Arianna, Sara, Jack, Olivia, Andrew, Michael, Nathan, Zoe and Zenna Sande, brother; Raymond Wilkum, sister; Pat (Don) Prom, sister-in-law; Nancy Thomas and many other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home with Pastor Kirk Knudsen officiating. Memorial visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m.  Inurnment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.  Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.  Condolences may be posted at


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