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January 24, 2020

1/8/2020 8:01:00 AM
Funeral service for Sandy Fritz Jan. 9 at Zion

The funeral service for Sandra E. Fritz, 76, of Stewartville will be held on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville with Rev. Byron Meline and Rev. Kim Kyllo officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.
Sandy died Jan. 6, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Rochester-St. Marys Campus, from complications following a lengthy illness with COPD.
Sandra Evelyn Lexvold was born on Aug. 16, 1943 in Red Wing to George and Evelyn (Sharpen) Lexvolc. She lived with her family in rural Wanamingo, where she grew up on the family farm and attended school, graduating from Wanamingo High School in 1961. She attended beautician school in Rochester where she received her certification as a hair stylist.
Sandy was married on April 27, 1963 at the Wanamingo Lutheran Church to Roy L. Fritz. Following their marriage the couple lived in Rochester before moving to rural Stewartville in 1974, where they raised their family.They moved to rural High Forest in 1987, where they have continued to make their home. Sandy was a homemaker and was a self-employed beautician from her home for over 20 years. She also was employed parttime as a cashier at Boyum Foods in Stewartville for a number of years and as a temp at IBM and at the gift shop at the Rochester Airport. Roy was a longtime employee at IBM in Rochester. Sandy was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville and was a longtime active member of the Stewartville American Legion Auxillary Unit #164. Following their retirement, Sandy and Roy enjoyed traveling, often going on fishing trips up north. Sandy enjoyed helping with her kids' 4-H projects and going to their sports and school activities. She was an avid Elvis fan and looked forward to playing bingo at the Legion. Sandy was quick to give everyone a hug and enjoyed a good prank. Most of all she loved family gettogethers and celebrations and time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Sandy is survived by her husband, Roy; one daughter and two sons, David (Sherri) of Rochester, Bradley (DeeAnn) of Stewartville, and Michelle Berning (Dave Schick) of Eyota; eight grandchildren, Seth (Lacey) Berning, Brooke (Jerome) Ferson, Britni (Tony) Anderson, Luke Berning, Derek Fritz, Nicole (Tyler) Otteson, Ryan (Samantha) Fritz and Aleese Holst; three great-grandchildren, Leeland, Brielle and Tylan; one sister, Shirley Hanson of Fairbault; one brother, Larry (Connie) Lexvold of Rochester; one sister-in-law, Galene Lexvold of Rochester, and many nieces and nephews.
Sandy was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Duane Lexvold and Stanley Lexvold.
A time of visitation for family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday morning.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Sandy are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com





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