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Sandra Ruth Sandelius

July 16, 1947 ~ March 5, 2020 (age 72)

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Sandra Ruth “Sandy” Sandelius, age 72 of Buchanan, TN, died Thursday, March 5, 2020, at LifePath Hospice at Sun City Center in Ruskin, FL.


She moved from Wisconsin to Key West, FL, in 1986, and then moved to Nashville, TN, in 1990.  She retired in 2004 and moved to Buchanan, TN.  Sandra was very active in both her church and her community.  She was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church where she worked as church secretary for several years.  She also served as a volunteer and board member of the Paris-Henry County Food Bank, along with giving her time as an election poll worker. 


Sandra was born July 16, 1947, in Whitehall, WI, to the late Anton Christianson and the late Stella Evenson Olson.


She was married August 26, 1972, to David Sandelius, who preceded her in death on March 28, 2008.


She is survived by two sisters, Carmen Clausing of Milwaukee, WI, and Sherri Cabel of Minneapolis, MN; two brothers, Charles “Chuck” (Debi) Christianson of Milwaukee, WI, and Larry Olson of Milwaukee, WI; six nieces, Kristen Giuntoli, Karri Godec, Christianne Laing, Alison Christianson, Lindsay Cabel, and Emily Cabel; three nephews, Steven Giuntoli, Lukas Christianson, and Adam Christianson; and several great nieces and great nephews.


Additional survivors include special friends and neighbors, Taylor Turner, Ramona Davis, Harriet and Glen Taylor.


In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Roger Christianson.  


Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St., Paris, TN 38242.  The body is to be cremated.  A memorial service to be held Saturday, April 4, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Antioch United Methodist Church, 3116 W. Antioch Rd, Springville, TN with Pastor Linda Hilliard officiating.  


Memorials may be made to:  Antioch United Methodist Church, 3116 W. Antioch Rd., Springville, TN  38256.



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Memorial Service
April 4, 2020

11:00 AM
Antioch United Methodist Church (W. Antioch Rd, Springville TN)


Antioch United Methodist Church
3116 W. Antioch Road, Springville TN 38256

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