Sandra M. Wadsworth, 71

Sandra M. Wadsworth, 71 of Willmar, formerly of Burnsville, died Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Prairie Senior Cottages in Willmar.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 8, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Spicer.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in New London.  Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in New London.

Sandra Mary Wadsworth was born on May 7, 1947 in Willmar, the daughter of Jack and Jean (Gladysz) Wadsworth.  She was baptized at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Regal. She attended country grade school in District # 98 and NL-S High School, graduating in 1965.  She continued her education at St. Benedicts and the U of M, graduating in 1969 with a degree in teaching and home economics.  She made her home in Burnsville and spent her entire teaching career in New Prague until her retirement in 2005. 

Sandra enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, traveling the world, theater and sewing, having made many of her own clothes. She will be remembered by her family for her independence and strength.  She was known as a great cook who was always looking for new recipes to share.  Her family’s request on the holidays was always her “dirt dessert”.

She is survived by sister, Pat (Warren) Sundstrom of Spicer; niece, Emily Sundstrom; nephews, Andy (JoLynn) Sundstrom and Ryan (Jeni) Sundstrom; great-niece and nephew, Aubrey and Logan; special friend, Duane Gurneau and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.



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