NEW HOPE - Monica Liemandt (Sanders), of New Hope, Minn., passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at St. Therese Care Center.
Born in Minneapolis to August and Margaret (Murray) Sanders on Aug. 20, 1920. Preceded in death by husband of 65 years, Jerome Liemandt; parents; and siblings, Patricia Callies, Media Kozacz and Sue Celusnak.
Monica recently returned to Minneapolis after having lived in Brainerd for 44 years. While in Brainerd, she was a member of St. Francis parish and guild. Monica had also served as a volunteer for many years as an election judge and at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home. Her love of gardening included membership in the Brainerd Garden Club. Monica considered her greatest accomplishment to be her 65-year loving marriage with Jerome and raising her nine children. Her best times were spent walking, swimming, reading and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was rarely seen without a child at her side.
Monica's last five years were spent at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd and at St. Therese Residence in New Hope. The family wishes to thank the staff for the extraordinary kindness shown to Monica, and to acknowledge the care and compassion shown to Monica and her family during her last month by the staff at St. Therese and North Memorial Hospice and by her physician, Neil Jeddeloh, MD.
Survived by children, Mike (Kathy) Liemandt, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Patty (Frank) Becker, of Anoka, Minn., Tom (Maria) Liemandt, of Brainerd, Paul Liemandt, of Minneapolis, Peggy (Mark) Mangiaracina, of Spokane, Wash., Sue (Gary) Freeman, of Springfield, Ill., Bill Liemandt, of Alice Springs, Australia, Joe (Dawn) Liemandt, of St. Croix Falls, Wis., Ann (Mike) Kleindl, of Brainerd; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne Sanders; and sisters-in-law, Dellrose Meehl, Florence Sultze Greeninger and Bernadette Henrickson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30 at Church of the Ascension, 1723 Bryant Ave. N., Minneapolis. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 29 from 4-8 p.m. at Kapala-Glodek Funeral Home, 230-13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, with additional visitation one hour prior to Mass at church. Private family interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Bethany Good Samaritan Village, Brainerd, St. Therese Care Center, New Hope or North Memorial Home Health and Hospice, Robbinsdale, Minn.
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