January 11, 1923 - July 24, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30AM Thursday, July 30, 2015 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon for Sally Uphoff who died Friday at Lakeview Ranch Care Center in Dassel. The Rev. Blane Wasnie, O.S.B. will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8PM and 1 hour prior to services Thursday at the church in Avon. St. Benedict’s Parish prayers will be at 4:15PM followed by the Christian Mothers praying at 7PM on Wednesday evening. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home.

Sally was born in Greenwald to Leo & Caroline (Nathe) Schwieters. She married Sylvester “Vess” Uphoff on September 11, 1946 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Greenwald. She worked at St. John’s University for many years. She is a member of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Avon where she was active as a Christian Mother, Choir member and Eucharistic Minister. Sally was an amazing woman who was very strong willed. She loved to have fun with her family and friends and was known to her grandchildren as the “fun” grandma as they truly adored her. She enjoyed playing cards with a very competitive nature. She was always there for her friends and family for anything. Her church and her family was the center of her life. She always enjoyed life and helping people in need.

Survivors include her children, Gale (Ken) Raiber of St. Cloud; Sandra (Cal) Brastad of Savage; Mark (Annie) of Lakeville; Craig (Mary Kay) of Prior Lake; sisters, Charlene Ohmann of Greenwald; Joan Ehersmann of St. Cloud 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Vess, son Dale, grandson Cole Brastad, sisters, Loretta Meyer, Dolores Wahlage, Jean Barten, brothers, Herbert and Anthony Schwieters.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Special thanks to the care giving angels at Lakeview Ranch Dementia Care Center in Dassel along with the angels of St. Benedict’s Senior Community in Monticello and Arlington Place in St. Joseph.