Maureen Cecelia Sanford

December 4, 1945 - November 3, 2020

Obituary for Maureen Cecelia Sanford

Age 74, of Otsego, passed away after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s on November 3, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Keythe and Virginia Code. Maureen is survived by her beloved wife Sandi Williams; sister Sue Wraneshay; children Heather (Daniel) Schmid, Molly McIntyre, Dan (Dawn) Sanford, Toni (Bill) Scherling and Jacque Miller. Grandchildren: Emily (Ben) Kirkwold, Grace (RJ) Pfeifer, Ginny Schmid, Mitchell McIntyre, Maggie McIntyre, Gavin Sanford, Sydney Sanford, Kassie Scherling, Sami Scherling, Anna Scherling, Parker Miller and Piper Miller. Great grandchildren: Henry Kirkwold, Amelia Kirkwold and Daisy Maureen Pfeifer. A memorial mass will be held Thursday, November 12 at 11am at Church of St Albert, Albertville, MN with visitation held one hour prior. Masks are required. Private family interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.

Those who loved Maureen knew her as Renie, Moey, Mosey and Maur. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and coworker. She grew up in a loving family with her parents Keythe and Virginia and sister Sue. They lived close to many aunts, uncles and cousins. She went to Catholic school and graduated from Holy Angels in Richfield MN. Maureen married Bob Sanford and they had 3 children. They moved to Osseo MN.

Maureen started working in the deli at Thriftway Foods and met Sandi Williams. They blended families and raised 5 children together. Together they took family camping trips and had many adventures. Family was very important to Maureen. She loved taking care of everyone, planning events and attending activities for all of the kids.

Her banking career began at Northwestern National Bank in Osseo in 1977. She worked in various locations in Minneapolis holding many positions until she retired from Wells Fargo after 31 years. She made many good friends and particularly enjoyed the fun of being in the 20 year club.

In her retirement, Maureen enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed her brunch group. Maureen was an avid shopper and loved to eat out. She enjoyed watching the grandkids sporting events and school activities. Coffee with the college kids was very important. Maureen loved to travel and took several trips to Florida with Sandi to see close friends Jan and Reta. She went on a special trip to Memphis with her kids to see Graceland and her beloved Elvis.

At a very young age of 62, Maureen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She courageously faced the disease with Sandi by her side. Sandi’s love and devoted care kept her at home as long as possible. She moved into Stoney River memory care in June. She received excellent care there until her final home going on November 3rd.

Visitation

Thursday, November 12th
10:00AM

Church of St. Albert
11400 57th St NE
Albertville, MN

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Memorial Mass

Thursday, November 12th
11:00AM

Church of St. Albert
11400 57th St NE
Albertville, MN

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