August 1, 1963 - April 6, 2016

 

Funeral services will be at 11 AM, Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the First Baptist Church, Long Prairie, for Sandra L. Sandberg Warzecha, age 52, of Eagle Bend, who passed away on Wednesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Revs. Dallas Smith and Gary Taylor will officiate. Family and friends may call from 3 – 8 PM Friday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home – Stein Chapel, Long Prairie and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Sandra Lynne Wallace was born August 1, 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of William and Patricia (Wolleat) Wallace. She grew up in Grand Rapids, MN and later Hinckley, MN. She graduated from Hinckley High School in 1981 and Brainerd Community College. She moved to Long Prairie in 1980. Sandra married Raleigh Sandberg on Sept. 15, 1984 in Long Prairie; Raleigh died March 6, 2007. She married Ralph Warzecha on August 14, 2010 in Long Prairie. Sandra worked as a radio announcer at KEYL in Long Prairie and the LOON in Brainerd; she also worked as an EMT in the Twin Cities.

Sandra was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and helped with wild animal rescues. She loved to plant flowers, cook, ride horses, skydive, and travel, especially to Montana, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. Sandra loved her dogs with Newfoundlands her favorite breed. Her dream was always to live in the mountains.

Sandra is survived by her husband Ralph Warzecha, Eagle Bend; children Danielle (Brandon Pflipsen) Sandberg, Upsala and Ashley (Lee) Current, Staples; parents, William and Patricia Wallace, Aitkin; sisters, Joan Wallace, Cambridge and Jackie Lewis, Moose Lake; and nine grandchildren, Dylan, Hannah, Logan, Tegan, Eric, Amelia, Noah, Allison, and Emma Jean.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Raleigh Sandberg, her paternal grandfather, William Wolleat, and her paternal grandparents, Donald and Katharine Wallace.