Mary Lou Sandberg

Mary Lou Sandberg, 45, of Mora, formerly of Braham, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at her home.

Mary Sandberg

Mary Lou (Campbell) Sandberg was born to Elver “Al” and Shirley (Westergaard) Campbell Sept. 14, 1965 in Minneapolis.

Mary graduated from Braham High School in 1984. She was employed at the Windowwhisk Stables in Princeton, Minn.; the Cambridge State Hospital; and drove school bus for the Mora School District for 16 years. She also trained horses.

On July 14, 2007 Mary was united in marriage to Richard “Rick” Sandberg. The couple made their home in rural Mora. She thoroughly enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, and horseback riding.

In 2001 Mary was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and has spent the last 10 years battling the disease and related infections. She died at her home from the effects of her illness as well as complications from a surgery last fall. She will be dearly missed.

In addition to her husband Rick, Mary is survived by one son Kyle Horcher of Burnsville; her parents Shirley and Al Campbell of Mora; brother Chris (Connie) Campbell (children: Crystal & Carrie) of Braham; sister Sherry Campbell (children: Brandon & Mindy) of Mora; aunt Margaret Ten Eyck of Anoka; mother-in-law Sharon and husband Doug Sandberg of Akeley; father-in-law Richard (Sandy) Johnston of Stillwater; sisters-in-law Kay (Paul) Stean of Owatonna and Lonna (Alex) Stringer of New Richmond, Wis.; brothers-in-law Jeremy (Tonya) Johnston of Stillwater and Brian Johnston of Stillwater, eight nieces and three nephews; and a host of friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Siloa Lutheran Church with Rev. Delwayne Hahn officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Music will be provided by the Siloa Singers. Honorary urn bearers are Scott Sarizan, Doug Sandberg, Rob Schotle, Brandon Campbell, Larry Tegwall, Chris Campbell, and Mindy Campbell. Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Siloa Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.