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In Memory of

Mary Louise Sands

November 22, 1937 - July 26, 2012

Obituary


Mary L. Sands, age 74, of Hayward, WI passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Golden Living Center - Valley of Hayward.

Mary Louise Lent was born November 22, 1937, in Rice Lake, WI the daughter of Dewey and Louise (Olson) Lent. She graduated from Hayward High School and attended the University of Minnesota and received a bachelor's degree in education. On December 11, 1958, Mary was joined in marriage to William Sands in Pine City, MN. Mary and William moved to Brooklyn Center, MN where Mary taught first grade at Evergreen Park Elementary...

Mary L. Sands, age 74, of Hayward, WI passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012 at Golden Living Center - Valley of Hayward.

Mary Louise Lent was born November 22, 1937, in Rice Lake, WI the daughter of Dewey and Louise (Olson) Lent. She graduated from Hayward High School and attended the University of Minnesota and received a bachelor's degree in education. On December 11, 1958, Mary was joined in marriage to William Sands in Pine City, MN. Mary and William moved to Brooklyn Center, MN where Mary taught first grade at Evergreen Park Elementary School from 1969 - 1999. They then moved to Altoona, WI for a short time where Mary continued to teach until her retirement in 2001. Throughout Mary and William's working career they had a cabin in Hayward, WI and in 2001 they made Hayward their home. Mary's greatest joys were her children and her grandchildren.

Mary is survived by her husband, William Sands; three sons, Christopher (Diane) Sands of Waupaca, WI, Carl Sands and Peter (Dori) Sands, both of Minneapolis, MN; six grandchildren, Gretchen, Emma, Erik, Peter, Jacob and Lula; one brother, Nelson (Mary) Lent of Black River Falls, WI; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 3, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward, WI

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the National Diabetes Association.