Betty Sandell, 90

Betty M. Sandell, 90, of South Haven, MN, died peacefully Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Meeker Manor Rehabilitation Center in Litchfield, MN, where she resided for two years and three months.

Funeral services will take place 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2023, at Zion United Methodist Church in South Haven, with Pastor Lori Artner officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to service at the church.

Burial will be at Lake Union Covenant Cemetery. Funeral services will be webcast on the funeral home website.

Betty Mae Gunderson was born May 24, 1932, in French Lake Township, MN, to John Edwin and Betsy (Olean) Gunderson.

She grew up in the Annandale, MN, area.

Betty was united into marriage Aug. 28, 1948, to Franklin Sandell. Together, they lived in Annandale before their move to Lake Union, MN, where she remained for 70 years.

Betty was a homemaker for her family and assisted with farming. Betty enjoyed embroidering towels and pillowcases.

Betty was known for her contributions to the church’s bake sales. She had a talent for culinary and baking; some of her specialties included homemade chocolate cake with her chocolate frosting, cinnamon rolls, no-bake cookies, and her goulash.

After Franklin passed away, she could be found at Mom’s Place in South Haven having coffee and visiting with her friends. Betty also enjoyed playing cards and, most importantly, spending time with her family.

Betty is survived by her children, John (Joyce) Sandell of South Haven, Gary (Debbie) Sandell of Cokato, MN, and Paul (Mary) Sandell of South Haven; four grandchildren, Julie (Rob), Jason, Michael (Jessica), and Morgan (Elena); five great-grandchildren, Allen (Allissa), Ashley, Harper, Blake, and Hannah; and one great great-grandson, Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin Sandell; parents, John Edwin and Betsy Gunderson; grandson, John Jr.; sisters, Eleanor, Evelyn, and Mabel; and brother, Albert.

Casket bearers will be Jason, Mike, and Morgan Sandell; Julie, Robert, and Allen Volk; Elena Nicholoff, and Andy Widmark. The honorary casket bearer will be Ashley Volk.

Sharon Planer and Jarrett Edwards will provide music for the service.

Obituary, guestbook, video tribute, and funeral webcast are online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.

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