Sandra J. Dietz, age 64, wife of Robert, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, and will continue one hour prior to the service at Peace Lutheran Church.
Sandra Jean Dietz was born on March 23, 1958, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Deloy and Veloris (Muehring) Norgaard. Sandra was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. She received her education in Hutchinson and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School Class of 1976.
On August 15, 1981, Sandra was united in marriage to Robert Dietz at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. After their marriage, the couple resided in Hutchinson. They were blessed with two children, Eric and Breanne. Sandra was employed in production for 20+ years at 3M in Hutchinson. Sandra and Robert shared 41 years of marriage.
Sandra was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. She volunteered to help serve funeral dinners, Christian school lunches, and various Peace Lutheran events.
Sandra enjoyed cooking and searching for various recipes in magazines and online, her favorite being chow mein hot dish. She loved bargain shopping, going to thrift stores, and especially treasured going to garage sales with her mom. Hanging out with her puppy, Gia, gave her special joy. She prided herself for loving all types of music, from Barry Manilow to Hank Williams to her favorite rock band, Queen. She attended many music concerts including Moondance Jam in Walker, MN, for 12 years straight. Sandra liked to read and watch TV to fill her free time. She loved being at the cabin watching sunsets, having campfires, fishing for sunfish, and taking boat cruises. Her favorite time of the year was fall to watch the leaves change color. Sandra also loved to decorate the house for the different seasons. She cherished the time she spent with her family and friends, especially her children and grandchildren.
Sandra passed away on October 11, 2022, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the age of 64 years. Blessed be her memory.
Sandra is survived by her:
Husband, Robert Dietz of Hutchinson, MN;
Son, Eric Dietz and his wife, Rachel of West St. Paul, MN;
Daughter, Breanne Dietz and her significant other, Sam Paitich of Minneapolis, MN;
Grandchildren, Atley Dietz and Gretchen Dietz;
Brother, Gary Norgaard and his wife, Rita of Hutchinson, MN;
Brothers-in-law, Sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Sandra was preceded in death by her Parents, Deloy and Veloris Norgaard; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law, Theodore and Regina Dietz; Sister-in-law, Judy Dietz.
So very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers Bob. God Bless
Karen Ruble says
Bob and family I am so sorry to hear of Sandys passing. Sending my deepest sympathies.
Donna Engelen says
Bob, Eric, Brea and family… Shocked to say the least! I’m so glad I worked with, or more so… took breaks with Sandy! We always had fun, in and outside work, back then! She is so proud of all of you!! And she was ecstatic to be a grandma! I always knew I’d run into her garage saleing , and hope to talk to her if I’d stop in at the VFW! Last week a group of us stopped at Floyd’s. I looked around for you and Sandy. Love and hugs to all of you.
Lee and Cindy Teichert says
Bob and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies.
Kathy Berghuis says
I am in shock and oh so sad. Loved my Sandy! My friend forever! So many great memories of us. She was taken too soon! Hugs for you all.
Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Sandy . Prayers to your family.
Paula Inselmann says
We are so shocked and saddened by Sandy’s passing. Doug and I are so very sorry for your family’s loss
You have our deepest sympathy.
Bernadette Fallon says
My heart goes out to you Bob and your family. You are all in my thoughts and in my prayers.
Rosan (Sheppard) Hedtke says
I am so sorry for to hear of Sandy’s passing. I have so many memorable memories with her in our high school days. The road trips in her pacer car and our fun times working at Burns Manor together. All of the road trips to see our favorite bands. (Straight-UP) .. She was such a wonderful fun and giving person. She will be missed by many.
Roxy Yurek says
Bob I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Sandy. Prayers are with you and your family.
Debbie Kohls says
Bob and family so sorry to hear about Sandy. I have such great memories of her, she was always so fun and had something to talk about. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Deb Fenske says
I am in shock ! Bob and family I am so sorry for the passing of Sandy! She was fun and a loving person. Prayers
Doug Inselmann says
Bob,you and your family have our deepest sympathy. Both Paula and I enjoyed visiting with Sandy. If there is ANYTHING we can do to help not just now but also in the future just let us know.
karen plath says
This is unreal so sorry for your loss love to you Bob and your family. She was a special person always a smile.
Charlie and Kim Schimmelpfennig says
Bob and family, you have our deepest sympathy. So very sad. Gone way too soon.
Judy Daak-Suess says
I am so sad and shocked hearing of Sandy’s passing. We were classmates and good friends since the 4th grade. Had to many fun times.
My deepest sympathy to Bob and the family.
Cindy Karg says
With deepest sympathy to you all! Sandy was a kind lady!! May you all find comfort in your memories!
Marj & Nic Frieler & Family says
Bob so sorry to hear about Sandy. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Darla Nass says
Bob,Eric & Breanne,
Loren & I are shocked and saddened too hear about the loss of Sandy! Your in our thoughts and havw our deepest sympathy!
Patti Duesterhoeft says
My heartfelt sympathies to you all as you are hurting in this sad time. She was a great person, generous in her heart. I always enjoyed our time spent together. I will miss her dearly. God bless you all
Vickie Lueck says
I am so sorry to hear about Sandy. Sending my deepest sympathies and prayers to the whole family. I know she was so proud of everyone, loved the grandchildren & time upnorth.
Rick & Mary Wilke and family says
Bob and family, we are all so saddened by this tragedy. Sandy was a great, caring, and fun friend. We are all so sorry and you all our in our thoughts and prayers. She is deeply missed and life is not fair.
Kevin Lillis says
So sorry for your loss Eric. You and your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Mary Anderson says
Bob and family,
Always loved Sandy. Her positive attitude was always so kind!! So very sorry for your loss!
Randy and Mary Anderson
Deb and Tom Wiprud says
We are shocked and saddened to hear of Sandy’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to you, Bob, and your family.
Rick & Julie Molitor says
Sending deepest sympathy for your loss. Sandy was always a very kind friend.
Mark Santelman says
Graduated high school with Sandra and did not know her well then, but my wife and I chatted with her at our class reunion in August 2021. It was such a pleasure to get to know her a little bit…a delightful person. May the Lord bless you and keep you Robert.
Mark Hoffstatter says
Bob and Family,
We are so sad to hear about Sandy.
She was truly a great woman.
We are missing you, and praying for you all.
Mark & Annie
Jocelyn Jacobson says
I am so sorry for your loss Eric, Breanne and Bob. I remember going over to the Dietz house and Sandy would have us all gather for a picture even if it was just a random Saturday night. I am glad she captured those memories.
John Arlt says
So sorry for the loss of Sandy. Thoughts and prayers.
Jeff and Roxann Siedschlag says
Bob and family. So sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. She was a great gal to work with. Her smile and sense of humor made those long days bearable. You are in our prayers.