Sandra Rae Erlandson, 65, passed away on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 at her home in Black Hawk, South Dakota.
Sandy was the second daughter born to John and Betty (Konop) Rice on July 30, 1952 in Winner, SD. She graduated from Winner High School in 1970.
Sandy was introduced to Greg Erlandson by a mutual friend, and they were united in marriage on June 13, 1970 in Winner, SD and celebrated 45 years of marriage.
Sandy was a stay at home mom until she began 18 years of employment with Rapid City Regional Hospital; and was a teller for Dacotah Bank until she was no longer able to work due to her illness.
Sandy loved gardening, canning and cooking for her family. She also enjoyed watching the birds around her bird houses and flower beds. She was happy to have been able to take her first plane trip to Alaska last May with her children and grandchildren, to fulfill her dream of getting to see the whales.
Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Heather & Todd Madsen, Jeffry Erlandson and his fiancé Lifen Huang, and CJ & Jennifer Erlandson; grandchildren, Tia, Samantha and Shanda Madsen, and Solomon Erlandson; sisters, Cheryl (Bob) Frank & Donna (Lyle) Alberts; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.