Lordean Sanderson


Lordean Sanderson Lordean “Lorry” Agnes Sanderson , age 76 of Ruthton, passed away Monday, May 23, 2016 at Pipestone County Hospice House.  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 27 at The Country Church in Ruthton.  Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Tyler Area Funeral Home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.  Burial is in Ruthton City Cemetery.  Online condolences may be placed at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Tyler Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lordean “Lorry” Agnes Sanderson was born December 13, 1939 in Marshall, Minnesota to Walter and Evelyn (Ryan) Freese.  She graduated from Central Catholic High School in Marshall in 1958.  Lorry was united in marriage to Dean Sanderson on August 10, 1968 in Balaton.  They made their home near Ruthton where they raised their family.  Lorry enjoyed crafts, especially knitting and crocheting, baking, traveling, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She attended her children’s activities and sports, and enjoyed family get-togethers, especially for holidays.

Lorry is survived by her husband Dean of Ruthton; children: Doug (Vicky) of Eden Prairie, Tod (Becci) of Ruthton, Tom (Annie) of Marshall, Lisa (Tom) Hays of Parker, Colorado, and Tim (Lori) of Tyler; grandchildren: Travis Sanderson, Bryan Sanderson, Dane (Kayla) Sanderson, Whitney (Devan) Deutz, Cortney Sanderson,  Logan Sanderson, Brooke Sanderson, Ethan Hays, Zachary Hays, and Gabrielle Hays; great-grandchildren: Sutten Ann Sanderson, Archer Michael Deutz, Rohry James Sanderson, Digz Walter Sanderson, Cruz John Sanderson, and Granger Thomas Deutz.  She is preceded in death by her parents and infant great-grandson Cordell.


  1. Lyle & Ann Landgren says:

    We are sorry to lose such a Good friend. Praise God she’s praising the Lord today. She will be greatly missed on earth but a great asset to heaven. God bless you all. We love you.

  2. Amy Jants says:

    To the family members of my aunt Lorry, please receive my deepest sympathies. My favorite memories include the annual trays of goodies at our annual Christmas Eve family celebration. I know she enjoyed her time in the kitchen but the goal was always time with family. For years Lorry made sure we were on her Christmas card list and even kept track of my multitude of address changes over the years. I love that her goal was keeping was family connected.

    Amy Sanderson Jants

  3. Kathy Wilmes says:

    Dean and family,
    We are sorry for your loss, thinking about you and your family. I hope the memories you have of time spent together bring you comfort in the days ahead.

    Kathy & Mark Wilmes

  4. Chuck and Pam Hunt says:

    Our deepest condolences to all of Lorry’s family. She will be missed. She was a peach to work with at the Buffalo Ridge Gazette. Always had something funny to say. She embraced us as family during those early years of newspapering for which we always will be grateful. Chuck and Pam Hunt

  5. Wanda Scharfe says:

    Dean & family –
    As you wrap yourself with precious memories of Lorry in the coming days please know that you have the thoughts and prayers of many with you now and in the days ahead. A fond memory of Lorry for me is that she always had a smile in her greeting.

  6. Bonnie Peterson says:

    Dean and family, we are so sorry to hear of Lori’s passing. You are all in our prayers.
    Doug and Bonnie Peterson

  7. Patty Guetter says:

    Tom, Annie and family
    Sympathy to you on the loss of your mom. We are thinking of you!
    Tim and Patty

  8. Maria Johnson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Lorry.
    Shawn ,Maria Johnson & family

  9. John Deb (Vander Poel) Javner and family says:

    Sorry for your loss prayers for the whole family

  10. Ronda Vanderbush says:

    Dean and family, I was so sorry to hear of Lori’s passing and I send prayers and sympathy to you all. May the Lord comfort you and lift you up on angels’ wings as you face the days ahead. I wish I could be there for her homegoing celebration at the Country Church. My love and prayers, Ronda

  11. Cindy Engbarth says:

    Thoughts and Prayers , our deepest sympathy to all the Family. Pat and Cindy Engbarth

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