Marian E. Sandon
Marian E. (Mrs. Robert) Sandon, age 90 of Owatonna formerly Faribault, died on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Owatonna Commons.
Memorial services will be held at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault on Monday, December 21, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend David E. Brown officiating. Interment will be in Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
Memorial visitation will be at church for one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Marian E., the daughter of Fred and Eleanor (Davies) Monson, was born April 22, 1919 in Phoenix, AZ. She attended college in Mankato and became a stenographer. Marian married Robert C. Sandon, Jr. on April 5, 1941 in Mankato. She worked for Standard Oil Co. and for the Faribault Regional Center grandparent program.
She is survived by her husband, Robert of Owatonna; two children, Robert (and Janet) Sandon III of Saginaw, MI and Kay (and Frank) Schmidt of Owatonna; five grandchildren, Robert Sandon IV, Brian Sandon, Bethany Sandon, Andrew Schmidt and Marene Schmidt; three great grandchildren, Cassius, Katlyn and Cole Sandon.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Bob & Janet, My thoughts and prayers are with you. Wish we could all be there to share your sorrow. I know what it means to the family. Travel safely and I'll see you in January. Love, Nancy
Dear Kay and family ... Oh, the memories we share as Shattuck "faculty brats," with your Mom having such a prominent place in our lives! She was the "go-to-mom," when Mother and Daddy were off lost in the Boundary Waters ... who else, but Mrs. Sandon, would we have gone to with questions like, "how do we get a stain out of the carpet before my parents get home? ... or my sister has a really high fever --- what should I do? She provided us with so many answers to what we thought, as teenagers, were life or death questions! Then there were the countless times we watched our mothers take part in their weight-loss competitions ... or the time Mother talked your Mom into going on a G.S. camping trip, with your Mom going sleepless the entire night out of fear of what lies within the darkness of the woods ... or the trips to the Dairy Queen, with Fitzie having a nickel cone of his own ... and of course, who can forget the laughter and humor that always accompanied times we spent together? (Or popcorn loaded with "Accent). I could go on and on, Kay. Your Mother was an amazing lady, who will always have a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all ...
What a beautiful picture of Marian . . . I can still picture her telling a joke and laughing.