|Milton Sande, 78|
|Written by TRF Times|
Red Lake Falls - Milton Sande, 78 of Red Lake Falls, died on Sunday, March 20, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Red Lake Falls.
Memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Father Tim Bushy presiding. Honorary casket bearers include all of Milton’s nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
Milton A. Sande was born May 27, 1926 in Bemidji, the son of Arnie and Julia (Johnson) Sande. He was baptized in the Lutheran Faith and later in life converted to the Catholic Faith. He attended Central School, Bemidji, graduating from Bemidji High School. He entered the United States Navy, during World War II, May 21, 1944 and was honorably discharged May 23, 1946. Milton re-enlisted in the United States Navy, May 21, 1951, during the Korean Conflict, and was honorably discharged, June 17, 1952.
Milton was united in marriage to Shirley Clement, December 9, 1964. During his career he delivered fuel for Skelly Oil in Bemidji, two time commander of the VFW in Bemidji, worked at Sioux Land dressed beef plant, Fargo, and managed the VFW Club, West Fargo for 18 years. Milton most recently managed Lincoln Apartments, Red Lake Falls.
In his younger years, Milton enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed collecting coins and military memorabilia.
He was past member of the Eagle’s, Moose Lodge, American Legion and he was a life long member of the VFW, Thief River Falls.
Milton is survived by his wife, Shirley of Red Lake Falls; sisters, Marion Kolstad of Moorhead, Helen O’Grady of Medford, Ore., Alice Erickson of Farmington and Eleanore (Gordon) Walters of Bemidji; sister-in-law, Beverly Sande; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jeff Sande; his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ted and May Clement; brother, Albert Sande; sister, Bertha Olson; brothers-in-law, Sigurd Olson, Orville Kolstad and Dale Erickson.