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June Elizabeth (Quevli) Sandvik, 93, passed away on July 24th, 2020 in Mason City, Iowa, of natural causes. Services will not be held due to Covid-19. Memorials in June's memory can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church 213 N. Pennsylvania, Mason City, IA. 50401.
"June Bug" was born on June 13, 1927 to Anthony and Rozella (Pederson) Quevli in Lakefield, Minnesota.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was active in many church activities thru the years, always helping out with the annual Lefse making event. She became a resident of Good Shepherd Health Center in 2012.
June married Laverne Stanley Sandvik, "Sandy", on March 11, 1951 in Mason City, Iowa. Together, in 1956, they built their forever home on the corner of N. Carolina Ave. & 12thSt. N.E.. This home became the home to many over the years. Always putting others before themselves and without hesitation, they also became parents to two young niece
s and a nephew, and cared for both sets of their aging parents until their dying day.
Due to Covid-19, family and friends were not able to enter the nursing home since March, or even the hospital in her last moments to spend time with her, because of the safety guidelines. However, thankful to the hospital and technology, the family was able to see and speak with her over a video chat, the evening before she died. Our hearts extend to everyone in our communities struggling and trying to navigate life during these unprecedented times.
She had a way of understanding, expressing and cultivating the simple things in life. She knew to start each day with gratitude and a heartfelt prayer at bedtime. Reminding all of us to be thankful for all the things we may take for granted, like our health, the roof over our heads, the food on the table, the shoes on our feet, the clothes on our backs, our legs and arms, our hands and feet, our ability to see, hear, speak, taste and smell, whenever we tried to complain about something trivial.
Her favorite movie was Anne of Green Gables, and that's Anne with an E. A special camping place in her heart and ours, is Gunflint Trail, near Grand Marais Michigan, where her ashes will rest, with the ashes of her husband, daughter and son before her.
As a loving mother and grandmother, it was June's nature to nurture and she instilled her love, appreciation and respect for the earth and all of it’s beauty into her family and friends. She truly knew how to "stop and smell the roses" every chance she had. Sweet family memories consisted of camping, canoeing and short weekend jaunts to picnic and explore new areas during the summers, snowmobiling during the winters, nature excursions with friends, bird watching, gardening, and taking her grandchildren on drives through the countryside for picnics.
After all is said and done, if you don't know how to make holy water, and you've never heard of the "ole gray mare" then you don't know our Mom and Grandma! Holding all of our precious memories and surrounded by nature, we are forever grateful, thankful, and mindful of your presence in every sunrise and sunset.
Survivors include her sister, Maryanne Northrop; son, Stephen Sandvik and wife Janet; daughters, Teddi Klein, Karen (Query) Squier and husband Bruce, and Jill Query; son-in-law John Hutchens; and daughter-in-law, Sherry (Reynolds) Sandvik; grandchildren, Jason Sandvik, JD Klein, Samantha (Klein) Irvin and husband Jamie, Brandon Harder and wife Barb, Keila (Reynolds) Buffington and husband Andrew, plus six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Laverne "Sandy" Sandvik; sister, Rosalie Moore; sons, Mark Sandvik and Matthew Query; daughter, Jennifer (Sandvik) Hutchens and grandson Tanner Wilson.
Love you forever and ever, Mom and Grandma. ߎ¶Happy Trails to you, until we meet again.ߎ¶
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