Sandra J. Stai


Sandra J. Stai 73, of Pennock, died Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at the St. Cloud Hospital. Her funeral service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, March 26, 2022, at First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday from 5-8:00 pm at First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake and continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Services are entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home in New London. Sandra Joann Stai was born on January 22, 1949, in Springfield, MN the daughter of Donald and Jeanette (Barker) Bast. She grew up in the Kerkhoven and New London area, where she attended both elementary schools and went on to graduate from New London High School with the class of 1967. On November 16, 1968, Sandy was united in marriage to Roger Stai at First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake. This union was blessed with two daughters and a son. The family made their home on a farm in rural Pennock. Sandy helped Roger on the farm and was a wonderful homemaker. She also worked in the cafeteria at Ridgewater College, at ACMC in Willmar, and at Compassionate Care. Sandy was able to remain in her beloved home with Roger until her death.  Sandy was a member of First Lutheran Church of Norway Lake. She was the Secretary of the WELCA, a member of the Altar Guild, and she taught Sunday school, as well as volunteering in many other aspects. Sandy was also a member of the Norway Lake Bobbers Relay For Life team. She enjoyed baking, word find books, working in her many flower gardens, and having coffee with friends. Above all else, Sandy loved her family and spending time with them, especially her grandchildren.  Sandy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Roger; children: Valerie (Mike) Mueller of St. Joseph, Teresa Stauber of St. Joseph, and Jeff of New London; grandchildren: Hailey and Kayla Mueller, Jessica and Jacob Stauber, and Ashley, Samantha, Noah, Matthew, Micah, and Josiah Stai; her siblings: Roger (Julie) Bast of Paynesville, Janine (Elmer) Claassen of Alexandria, Janice (Duane) Roiger of Springfield, and Kent (Rose) Bast of Belle Plaine; and many nieces and nephews.  Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Jeanette.

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