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Patricia Marie Amanda Martens

A funeral service for Patricia Marie Amanda Martens [Sandstede] will take place Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m. at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, located on CSAH 9, south of Lake Manuella. Patricia, age 68, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, in Fairbanks, Alaska.

She was born Nov. 8, 1939, in Ellsworth Township, Meeker County, at home, in the old farmhouse of the Martens family homestead.

Patty graduated from Litchfield Senior High in 1957. She attended Abbott Northwestern School of Nursing, and was employed by Meeker County Memorial Hospital for many years as a registered nurse.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Hilda (Maahs) Martens; her sisters, Lois Lepisto and Marie West; and a brother, Ward Martens.

Patty is survived by her children: Hild (Sandstede) Peters, husband Guy Peters, and children Caleb and Ethan of Fairbanks, Alaska; Mary (Sandstede) Green, husband David Green, and children Zachariah, Abel, Joshua, and Luke of Stillwater; Lee Sandstede, wife Wendy (Stuermann) Sandstede, and children Megan, Nathan, Jonathan, and Ryan of Poulsbo, Wash.; Evan Sandstede, wife Julie (Tarnowski) Sandstede, and children Jacob, Grace, and Jonathan of Hibbing; and Eric Sandstede, wife Pamela (Rentoul) Sandstede of Dassel.

She is further survived by her special nephew, Paul Martens of Minneapolis, and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

For information, contact Hild Peters at PO Box 82067, Fairbanks, AK 99708 or (907) 322-4679.

Arrangements were by Fairbanks Funeral Home and Crematory, (907) 451-1110.