Jeanette Sandven, of Montevideo, died Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Chippewa County - Montevideo Hospital at the age of 86.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:30 PM at Big Bend Lutheran Church, Chippewa County. Burial will be in the Big Bend Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the church from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM.
Jeanette Louise Sandven was born on April 27, 1931 in Benson Township, Swift County to Alfred and Esther (Nelson) Olen. She was baptized at Lake Hazel Lutheran Church, rural Benson and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Benson. She attended and graduated from Benson High School in 1949. She married Mervin Sandven at Lake Hazel Lutheran Church on June 3, 1956. The family made their home on the farm north of Montevideo. They had four children: Richard, Terry, Steve and Diane. Jeanette continued to live at the farm until the time of her death.
Faith and family were Jeanette’s priorities. She was a quiet leader who demonstrated her faith by her actions. Jeanette was active in Big Bend Lutheran Church. She worked at Swift County Bank in Benson for a number of years and then at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo. She enjoyed baking and gardening. Some of her favorite things to bake were apple bars, “grammy rolls," and chocolate chip cookies. Mostly, she loved spending time with family.
Jeanette is survived by her children: Richard Sandven, rural Milan, Terry (Kathy) Sandven, Edina, Steve (Vickie) Sandven, Redwood Falls, and Diane (E. Matt Swecker) Sandven, Fargo; grandchildren: George Sandven, Eddie Sandven, Charlie Sandven, Blake (Rachael) Sandven, Ross Sandven, Kyle (Christie) Larson, Ian Larson, Brenna (Bobby) Elwell, Dane Swecker, and Austin Swecker; great-grandchildren: Beckston Sandven and Hendrix Sandven as well as extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Mervin in 1994, and brother and sister-in-law George and Delores Olen.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Big Bend Lutheran Church or Lake Hazel Lutheran Church.