Donald G. Sand, age 70, of Wabasha, died of cancer at his home early Friday morning, May 22, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 14, 1944 in Red Wing and raised in Mazeppa, the son of Vincent and Erna (Block) Sand. He was a 1962 graduate of Lanesboro High School. He married Kathryn Krisik February 28, 1981 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Durand, WI. Don worked for over 30 years at Federal Mogul in Lake City.
He was a member of St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha. He enjoyed gardening and fishing on the Mississippi River and its backwaters. He was an avid Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings fan. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his adoring children and grandchildren.
Don is survived by his wife, Kathryn Sand, Wabasha, MN; son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Dawn Krisik, Eyota, MN; daughters and son-in-law, Bernadette and Scott Duellman, Farmington, MN, Marie Sand, Nerstrand, MN; five grandchildren, Olivia and Nathan Krisik, and Daniel, Claire and Lauren Duellman; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Rose Sand, Billings, MT; sisters and brother-in-law, Dode Sand, Colorado Springs, CO, Beth and David Straka, Stillwater, MN; nieces nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kimberly Sand, his parents, Vincent and Erna Sand, and one brother, James Sand.
A funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:00am at St. Felix Catholic Church in Wabasha with the Reverend Monsignor Thomas Cook officiating. Interment will be in St. Felix Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Ryan Krisik, Scott Duellman, Daniel and Travis Simpson, David Shopp, and Gary Clapero. Family and friends may call at the Abbott Funeral Home in Wabasha on Tuesday from 4-8pm with a prayer service at 8pm and they may call at the church one hour before the Mass. The Abbott Funeral Home of Wabasha is in charge of arrangements. www.abbottfh.com