Tiedeman, Sara Banks Age 33, passed away at Hennepin County Medical Center (Minneapolis, MN) on April 3, 2012 as a result of a tragic automobile accident on March 3rd. Sara was born on January 11, 1979 in Lansing, MI. Her family moved to Racine, WI, where she was raised and later graduated from Case High School with high honors in 1997. She continued her education at St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), graduating with honors in 2001. Sara then attained her CPA designation and in May 2010, she received her MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. May 30, 2009 was the day Sara married the love of her life, Christopher John Tiedeman ("Tieds"), at the St. Olaf Chapel in Northfield, MN. They were a match made in Heaven. Sara was a Wealth Management Specialist at Wells Fargo Bank, where she had been employed since 2004. She was previously employed as an accountant with Supervalu Corporation. Sara enjoyed traveling, reading, running, stamping, and her recipe and book clubs. She had a zest for life and a smile that would light up a room. Along with her loving husband Chris, Sara is survived by her parents, Dave Banks and Carolyn (Richard) Arndt of Racine, WI. She is further survived by her sister, Lisa (Troy) Filipek and niece, Lauren; brother, Scott Banks; grandmother, Martha Labadie, and her beloved cats, Jasmine and Belle; as well as countless other relatives and friends. Sara was preceded in death by her grandparents, Lorayne and Jerome Banks, and Richard Labadie, uncles, Donnie and Chris, and cousin, Brook. A celebration service of Sara's abundant life will be held on Friday, April 27th at 3pm at Eagle Brook Church (Blaine campus) with Pastor Matt Anderson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Tiedeman Recovery Fund (www.tiedemanrecoveryfund.com). Sara's family would like to thank the doctors and nurses in the SICU at Hennepin County Medical Center for their support and compassionate care for Sara and Chris. They truly are God's angels.
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Published in Star Tribune on Apr. 22, 2012