Sandee E. Loven(1943 - 2012)

Sandee E. Loven, 69


Jan. 19, 1943 - Oct. 10, 2012

Sandee E. Loven, 69 year old resident of Swanville, MN passed away Wednesday (Oct. 10) at her home. Mass of Christian Burial for Sandee Loven will be held Monday at 10:30 AM at St. John's Catholic Church in Swanville with Rev. Ron Dockendorf and Rev. Tony Kroll officiating. Burial will be in Springbrook Cemetery near Swanville. Friends may call Sunday from 4-8 PM and Monday from 9AM until the service at St. John's Catholic Church in Swanville. Parish prayers will be Sunday at 7:30 PM at the church. Arrangements are with the Shelley-Gibson Funeral Chapel in Swanville.

Sandee (Tabatt) Loven was born on January 19, 1943 in Duluth, Minnesota to Charles and Agnes (Klosner) Tabatt, the second of eight children. Sandee grew up in Little Falls and Brainerd. She attended grade school at St. Mary's Elementary in Little Falls and Little Falls High School graduating with the class of 1961. After graduation, Sandee worked for Loretta's Dress Shop in Little Falls until November of 1966. On Thanksgiving day November 24th, 1966, she married Royal Loven at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Little Falls. Along with being a full time home maker and "mom", Sandee did the scheduling and book keeping for Loven's Photography from 1970 until 1983. In 1983, Sandee and Royal took over Loven's Auto Center, and Sandee became the bookkeeper for that business, which she continued to do until June of 2012.

Sandee loved to read, but her greatest love was her family, friends, and especially her grandchildren. He grandchildren knew all they had to do was ask grandma, and she would do it. Whether it was riding a "stick" pony down thru town or to volunteer in the Swanville Elementary Kindergarten class where she was known as "Grandma Sandee." She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Swanville.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Royal; sons, Kyle (Kari) Loven of Rogers, MN, and Jay ( Heidi Jo) Loven of Swanville, MN; grandchildren, Lexi, Kelsey, Carter and Kam; parents, Charles and Aggie Tabatt; sister Audrey (George) Newman, Wendy (Rich) Waltman, Gwen (Bill) Mauer, Michelle (Steve) Duncan; sisters in law, Bunny (Lee) Tabatt, and Amber Brown; father in law, Ray Loven; along with many nieces and nephews. Sandee was preceded in death by her brothers Lee Tabatt and Chucky Tabatt, her sister Luella Leblanc, and mother in law Dee Loven.

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Oct. 14, 2012