Carolyn "Carrie" Lucille Sand, 69
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Nov. 7, 1943 - Nov. 9, 2012
Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Carolyn "Carrie" Lucille Sand, age 69 of St. Cloud will be 11AM, Thursday November 15th, 2012 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Father Eberhard Schefers will officiate and a private burial will take place at Assumption Cemetery at a later date. Carrie died peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family on November 9th after losing her three and a half year battle with pancreatic cancer. There will be a visitation from 4-8PM Wednesday, November 14th, at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud and again from 10AM until the time of the service Thursday morning at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Parish prayers will take place at 6 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of St. Cloud.
Carrie was born just moments after her twin sister Mari on November 7, 1943 in Roscoe MN to Alphons and Veronica (Heinen) Schefers. She married Syl Sand on October 10, 1964 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe MN. They settled in St. Cloud where they raised four daughters; Deborah, Deanne, Tracey, and Tonya.
Carrie was known for her smile, her outgoing personality, and her hospitality. There was always room at the kitchen counter for family and friends who wanted to visit. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and later joined Holy Spirit Catholic Church when she and Syl moved into their new neighborhood. She enjoyed traveling, playing tennis, being with her many friends, and spending time at their cabin near Richmond. She was happiest when she was with her 10 grandchildren. She looked forward to their annual vacation to Quadna where she loved the family being together. She loved to watch the sunset at the end of the day. She would hold hands with one or more of her grandchildren and tell them that if they ever needed to talk to her they could find her in the sunset.
She is survived by her husband, Syl, St. Cloud; her children, Deb (Tom) Heile of Prior Lake, Dee (Dave) Johnson of Paynesville, Tracey (Rich) Belmont of Eau Claire, WI and Tonya (Artie) Huber of Otsego; her 10 grandchildren Ella, Sara, Jack, Michael, Elizabeth, Kaitlyn, Eric, Luke, Ryan, and Andy; her twin sister Mari (Art) Schloeder; her brothers Hubert (Joan) Schefers; and Orville (Char) Schefers; and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her infant sister Marie, and her brother Charles.
Miller Carlin Funeral Home
3013 Roosevelt Road
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 11, 2012