Sandra "Sandy" Klaers, age 44, of Arlington passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, September 23, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sibley Township, Sibley County, Minnesota, with interment in the church cemetery. Memorials Preferred.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be Friday, September 22, 2017, from 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Sandra “Sandy” Debra Klaers was born on October 24, 1972, in Arlington, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Ivan and Darlene (Hardel) Prahl. Sandy was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith, both at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley Township. She received her education in Arlington and was in the first class of Sibley East High School graduating in 1991.
On September 2, 1995, Sandy was united in marriage to Patrick Klaers at Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley Township. After their marriage, the couple farmed in rural Arlington. She was employed in accounting at Minnesota Valley Electric; Vet Assistant, Cenex in Arlington, a paraprofessional at Sibley East School System and most recently as a bus driver for Sibley East Schools. This union was blessed with two sons. Sandy and Patrick shared 22 years of marriage.
Sandy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sibley Township and American Lutheran Church in Gaylord. She taught Sunday school and was a Luther League Group Leader. She was also a member of Cattle Women Association, Women of Today, volunteered with 4-H and FFA, was a 4-H leader and served on several 4-H committees; was the co-leader for the 4-H dog project and was a 4-H Federation Advisor.
Sandy had a heart of gold, loved giving her time to others, loved to laugh and found fun in every situation. She and Patrick were a team and always up for an adventure. She loved family vacations and making memories with her family. Sandy attended all her children’s sporting events and school activities. She was a very supportive mom.
Sandy passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 10, 2017, at the Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington at the age of 44 years. Blessed be her memory.
Sandy is survived by her:
Husband, Patrick “Pat” Klaers of Arlington, MN;
Sons, Zachary Klaers and special friend, Dae Wilson of Arlington, MN, and
Benjamin Klaers of Arlington, MN;
Siblings, Debbie Colter and her husband, Bob of Mankato, MN, and Dave Prahl of Arlington, MN;
Nieces, Amy (Tommy) Molash of Willmar, MN, Chrissy Haggenmiller of Arlington, MN;
Nephew, Brian Kley of Mankato, MN;
Brothers-In-Law, Tim (Wanda) Klaers of Sauk Rapids, MN, Bill (Jane) Klaers of Battle Lake, MN, and Mike (Christine) Klaers of Grand Forks, ND;
Father-In-Law and Mother-In-Law, Leo and Carol Klaers of Watkins, MN;
Uncle, Clinton (Ruth) Prahl of Le Sueur, MN;
Aunts, Lucy Carlson of West St. Paul, MN, Godmother, Mary Prahl of West St. Paul, MN, and Charlotte Hardel of Arlington, MN;
God Parent, Gary Hardel of Chaska, MN;
Many, Many Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Sandy was preceded in death by her Parents, Ivan and Darlene Prahl.
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