Steven Sand

April 21, 1946-Sept. 4, 2013

RUSSELL – Services for Steven Sand, 67, of Russell, are at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Grace First Parish in Russell. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Arrangements are provided by Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler.

He died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at his home in Russell.

Steven Keith Sand was born April 21, 1946, in Tyler to Norman and Dorothy (Zvorak) Sand. He grew up in Russell where he was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church. He graduated from Russell High School in 1964. He helped his uncle, Donald Sand, in his farming operation for a few months until he went to the Kansas City area for technical training in the winter of 1964-65. On June 2, 1965, he began a career with Patterson Dental Company that lasted almost 43 years, until his retirement on April 30, 2008. During this time he lived in and worked out of the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. He moved back to Russell in August 2012.

Steve’s pastimes included traveling and playing bingo. He enjoyed visiting and spending time with family and friends.

Steve will be lovingly remembered by his brother, Leon Sand and his wife Linda of Russell; and his sister, Jill Jaspersen and her husband Terry of Tyler; nieces, Lisa (and Nathan) Towne of Amiret and Katy (and Shawn) Vos of Tyler; nephews, Luke Sand and Lenny (and Heather) Sand, all of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Barry Jaspersen of Bismarck, N.D.; great-nephews, Tucker and Tyson Vos, and Tradyn Sand; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Dorothy Sand; and a sister, Janet Lowe.