Ruth Gayle Sandstrom, 81, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 surrounded by her family.

She was born Feb. 18, 1938 in Minneapolis to Stanley and Margaret (LeDuc). Ruth graduated from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis. She was united in marriage to Gerald Sandstrom on August 17, 1956 in Minneapolis. Ruth loved her animals. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Family was very important to her. Ruth will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; her parents; brothers, Russ and Stan Fischer; sister, Joyce Day; brother-in-law, Robert Day.

Ruth is survived by her children: Mike Sandstrom; Paul (Marie) Sandstrom and Laura Sandstrom; grandchildren: Jeremy Sandstrom, Jason (Coral) Sandstrom, Melissa (Juan) Baltazar, Ashlyn Sandstrom (fiancé, Paul Feiler), Krista (Steve) Hillyard, Hallie Sandstrom and Kevin Heroff, Katie Sandstrom and David Cash; great-grandchildren: Mateo, Jesenia, Kaylee, Ava, Charlie, Ella, JJ, Joey, Schaefer, Elin and Mela (little Ruthie); sisters-in-law Cheri and Jane Fischer; dear friends: Nancy Lampe, Pat Westaby, Jeanette Pettyjohn and Maryann Cramer; many nieces, nephews, friends and family.

A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. at Aitkin American Legion Post #86, Aitkin.

To sign the guestbook online, go to: Arrangements are with Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, Aitkin.

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