Sandra Diane Blesener (Roerig), age 76, of Sandstone, MN passed away on December 19, 2017 with her family by her side.
Sandy was born on her grandparent’s farm in Clearwater, MN on November 4, 1941 to Ethel and John Roerig. She moved with her family to St. Paul, MN during the war in the early 1940s. Sandy lived at several different addresses in St. Paul before and after marriage until moving to Wyoming, MN in 1972. She continued raising her children there before building and moving into her dream home in Sandstone, MN in 1984.
Sandy attended Jackson Elementary School, Mechanic Arts High School and graduated from Wilson High School in 1959. She married Alvin Blesener on January 10, 1959 and started their family soon after. She was married to Al for almost 59 wonderful years. Sandy enjoyed her role as a wife, a mother, and homemaker. Sandy was an invaluable partner in her family’s business pursuits.
Sandy had a deep faith and always belonged to a church in her community. Peace Lutheran Church in Finlayson, MN had been her home for more than 30 years. She was a very creative person and enjoyed crafts of all kinds. She had the greenest thumb imaginable and was an avid traveler, visiting many countries and 6 of the 7 continents. Sandy’s Christmas stockings were legendary, with each member of her extended family getting a carefully curated bunch of items each holiday.
Sandy is preceded in death by her father, John Roerig; her brother, Steven Roerig; and her sister, Patricia Roerig. She is survived by her loving husband, her mother, brothers, children, 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Arrangements by Methven Funeral Home of Sandstone, MN.