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Sandra Kardell

Sandra Lee Kardell, age 64, of New London, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 2, at her residence in New London.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the Svea Evangelical Lutheran Church in Svea. Interment will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls at a later date. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 8, at the Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. www.petersonbrothers.com

Sandra Lee Kardell was born on December 18, 1953, in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, the daughter of Ernest and Mildred (Beggs) Watson. She grew up in Minnesota and received her education in NE Minneapolis. On March 31, 1979, in Mounds View, Sandra was united in marriage to Randy Loren Kardell. They lived in NE Minneapolis and various other northern suburbs of the Twin Cities. In 1992, they moved to New London. Sandra worked hard as a homemaker. She was also employed as a bus aide at Peterson Bus Company where she received the "Top Bus Aide" award by the State of Minnesota for assisting special needs children. She enjoyed cooking, baking, scrapbooking, reading, dancing, listening to music and fishing. She also enjoyed traveling and motorcycling riding with her husband, especially to Sturgis, SD. Sandra loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Sandra said, "It's always great to get together". Her passion in life was her family. Sandra was a loving wife, devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, a beloved sister and daughter. She was a generous soul who will be deeply missed by all.

She is survived by her husband, Randy of New London; four children, Adam (and Dina) Bush of Alexandria, Michelle Kardell of New London, Stephanie Kardell (and Jeremy Carlson) of Svea and Jonathan Kardell of New London; seven grandchildren, Ashley, Amber and Tanner Bush, Courtney Carlson and Steven Carlson and Astaisha Kardell and Tasha Kardell and seven great grandchildren. Also surviving is her mother, Mildred Watson of Cambridge and three siblings, Jimmy (and Linda) Watson of New Brighton, Edith (and Brad) Foote of Mound and Julie Daher of Minneapolis, besides other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ernest Watson and one brother, Terry Watson.

Cemetery Details

Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery
15550 Highway 115
Little Falls, MN, 56345



JAN 8. 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


JAN 9. 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Svea Evangelical Lutheran Church

12651 15th Street SE

Svea, MN, US, 56216

Celebration of Life

JAN 9. 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Svea Evangelical Lutheran Church

12651 15th Street SE

Svea, MN, US, 56216

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Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one, Sandra. It breaks our hearts when death separates us from the ones we love so much. The Bible reminds us that God sees our pain and sadness and promises that soon, "death will be swallowed up forever."(Isaiah 25:8) He will heal our broken hearts by resurrecting our precious loved ones to life again. (John 6:40) Until then, I hope the beautiful memories of Sandra and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.

Jo - January 05 at 10:39 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Randy and Family- - We are so sorry for your loss. May the love of your friends and family bring you comfort.Chuck & Tiff KoshiolZap Leather & Cycle in Paynesville

Tiff Koshiol - January 06 at 12:07 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Peace, Prayers, & Blessings- Lavender and White was purchased for the family of Sandra Lee Kardell.

January 07 at 10:32 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM