Rosa Marie Sandstede, 90, Hills, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, at Tuff Memorial Home in Hills.
A funeral was Friday, Jan. 6, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hills. Burial followed at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery near Steen.
Rosa Hovland was born Dec. 27, 1926, to Nels and Mary (Remme) Hovland at Kenneth. She was raised in Kenneth and later moved to Luverne, where she graduated from Luverne High School in 1945. After graduation, she worked at Larken Law Firm in Luverne.
Rosa married Kenneth Sandstede on Jan. 2, 1948, at the Sandstede family farm near Steen. After their marriage they lived and farmed until 1978 when they moved to Hills.
Rosa enjoyed flower gardening, baking and making goulash. She and Ken enjoyed camping, were members of the Holiday Rambler Club, and snowbirds for over 30 years. They enjoyed playing cards, and Rosa loved playing board games with her grandchildren.
In April of 2011 Rosa and Ken moved from their home to Tuff Memorial Village Assisted Living in Hills. Rosa entered Tuff Memorial Home in May of 2014. Ken died Aug. 8, 2014, after 66 years of marriage.
Rosa is survived by her children, Linda (Dennis) Schlacke of Longmont, Colorado, and Terry (Glenda) Sandstede of Steen; seven grandchildren, Wendy (Matthew) Schwartz of Lafayette, Colorado, Brian (Katie) Westerberg of Littleton, Colorado, Rachel (Jeremy) Hurshman of Fort Collins, Colorado, Laressa (Justin) Birger of Hills, and Deanna (Philip) Smith LaDonna (Nick) Freiborg, and Melinda (Chad) Kissell, all of Sioux Falls; sixteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant sister, Esther; two brothers, Leo and Elmer Hovland; four sisters, Hilda Jaqua, Gladys Watts, Peryl Berning and Amelia Frakes.
Arrangements were by Jurrens Funeral Home of Hills, www.jurrensfuneralhome.com.