JoAnn Sandwick, 38
JoAnn Sandwick, 38, of Fosston, died on Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, as a result of an automobile accident near Fosston. A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. A visitation ...
JoAnn Sandwick, 38, of Fosston, died on Monday, Feb. 19, 2007, as a result of an automobile accident near Fosston.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Hope Lutheran Church in Fosston with Rev. Paul Magelssen officiating. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at Hope Lutheran Church, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Hope Lutheran Cemetery in Fosston. The Carlin-Hoialmen Funeral Home of Fosston assisted the family with arrangements.
She was born on Jan. 8, 1969, to Ray and Linda (Andrys) Ballek, at the Bagley Hospital in Bagley. She attended K-6th grade in the Minneapolis area. She attended Bemidji Schools 7th-9th grades and Bagley High School 10th-12th grades graduating in 1987. She married Todd William Sandwick on Oct. 17, 1986, at Clearbrook Baptist Church. They lived in Bagley for two years and moved to St. Paul where he attended dental school at the University of Minnesota. They moved to Bagley where they resided for two years. During this time their family began to grow with the births of their daughters, Bethany, Lyndsey, Kristin and Chelsea. He bought his dental practice in 1995 in Fosston and they have resided there ever since.
She enjoyed being at home with her children for many years, and in 1993 began working in the dental field. She assisted her husband and found she enjoyed working with him and the public. She also had an interest in the Spanish language from an early age and decided to pursue a formal education in Spanish at Bemidji State University. In 2005, she also attained her degree in the dental assisting. She taught in the Dental Assisting Program in 2005-2006 at the Bemidji Technical College. Her enjoyment of dental assisting and Spanish united to allow her many opportunities to travel to Spanish-speaking countries. She used these talents in the local Rotary Club translating and organizing their mission trips to Honduras. She was a Dame in the Knights Templar.
She is survived by her husband of Fosston; daughters, Bethany (Chris) Christensen of St. Cloud, Minn., and Lyndsey, Kristen and Chelsea Sandwick of Fosston; parents, Linda McPherson of Fosston and Ray Ballek of Bagley; siblings, Jeff Ballek of Moose Lake, Minn., John (Cheryl) Ballek of Hibbing, Minn., Jackie Ballek of Bagley and Amanda and Seth McPherson of Fosston; grandmother, Irene Andrys of Fosston; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by three grandparents.
Family condolences may be sent at www.carlinhoialmen.com .