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Sandra Groneberg

July 28, 1936 — May 4, 2022

Wheaton

Sandra Groneberg

Sandra Groneberg, age 85, of Wheaton, Minnesota passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Sanford Hospital in Wheaton.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, May 9, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Wheaton with Rev. George Sagissor III officiating. Organist will be Sara Lee Rinke with special music by Amber Findlay.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service time at the church.

Interment will be at a later date at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wheaton. Pallbearers will be Matthew Dehn, Davis Groneberg, Jamie Groneberg, Nick Groneberg, Ryan Franzen, Megan Kollman, Stephanie Balgaard, Kayla Nohl, Kari Kellen, Carlee Beireis and Lindsey Groneberg. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joshua Groneberg and Andrew Groneberg.

Sandra was born July 28, 1936 to Herbert and Dagmar (Swanson) Swedlund in Wheaton, MN.

Sandra was united in marriage to Dennis Groneberg on February 18, 1953 in Herman, MN.  After they were married, they made their lifelong home in rural Wheaton.  Together they raised five children.

Dennis and Sandra wintered in Arizona for over thirty-five years in which she made countless friends. They would say she was the life of the party.  She enjoyed ceramics, Boogie night, having company over for happy hour, pot lucks and riding around in the golf cart visiting everyone at Silver Ridge Resort in Arizona.

Sandra thoroughly enjoyed dressing up and being a member of the Red Hat group. She was also a member of the Redpath Homemakers and St. John Elizabeth Circle.

Every year she made different homemade unique gifts for loved ones. You never knew what treasure you were going to receive.  A favorite gift was her embroidered dishtowels.

She loved putting puzzles together and playing cards whenever she could with whoever would play with her.  Don't forget the casino, her fanny pack was always ready to go.

Sandra was known for her delicious caramel rolls, pies and rice pudding, which she brought to many events, holidays and parties. Sometimes she just made them to put a smile on your face.   She was the ice cream queen and would get excited about eating any flavor and would always want more.

At many of the children’s sporting events she was an avid cheerleader.  You could tell when Sandra was close.  You couldn’t see her but you could always hear her.  She was full of fun and she had a lot of it.

Sandra is survived by her Husband of 69 years Dennis Groneberg. Randall (Rhonda) Groneberg of Ipswitch SD, son Jamie (Jamie) Groneberg, son Nicholas (Samantha) Groneberg, Gayle Erlandson of Wheaton, daughters Kari Kellen, daughter Kayla (Brian) Nohl, DeWayne (Marie) Groneberg of Wheaton, son Davis Groneberg, daughter Lindsey Groneberg (Eric Dragonetti), Marsha Franzen (Kip Sundlee) of Alexandria, daughter Stephanie (Tim) Balgaard, daughter Carlee (Zac) Beireis, son Ryan (Brooke) Franzen and LaVonne (Greg) Dehn of Rogers, daughter Megan (Ryan) Kollman and son Matt (Isa) Dehn and 14 great grandchildren.

Brothers John (Connie) Swedlund and Dan (Wendy) Swedlund, sister-in-law Wanda Bean and sister-in-law Janet Groneberg.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Dagmar (Swanson) Swedlund, an infant sister, son-in-law Marvin Erlandson, grandsons Joshua and Andrew Groneberg. Brother & Sister-in-laws. Garnette (John) Bruns, Erwin (Helen) Groneberg, Robert (Edna Mae) Groneberg,  Adeline H (Harvey) Fickes, Lois (Ralph) Fickes, Dave Groneberg and David Bean. Sandra was also preceded in death by her parents-in-law Ernest and Wanda Groneberg.

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Visitation

Monday, May 9, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, May 9, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. John Lutheran Church

MN

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