"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:14. A resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Goodrich, North Dakota, she died Monday, April 8, 2013, after a short illness. She was 83. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her vocation as a professional educator was a natural expression of her love for children and learning. After retiring from the classroom in East Baton Rouge Parish as an elementary and middle school teacher
, she continued her teaching career for nearly two more decades as a private tutor. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Eleon Sandau; two daughters, Mary Lewis of Angleton, Texas, and Karilon Kilpatrick and husband David of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; sons, Paul Sandau and wife Cherris, John Sandau and wife Maria of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Clark Sandau of Zachary; sisters, Diana Hoogestraat of Brookings, South Dakota, and Gloria Weber of Bismarck, North Dakota; brother, Albert Schmidt Jr. of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Alvina Schmidt; daughter, Cherry Turner; and granddaughter, Naomi Sandau. Visitation at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., on Thursday, April 11, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. and will resume on Friday, April 12, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. until service at 10 a.m. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Visit www. resthavenbatonrouge.com
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