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Sandra L. (Fritz) Rundahl

November 26, 2019 | 13 comments

Sandra Lee (Fritz) Rundahl, 66, passed away Monday November 25, 2019 at her home near Coon Valley, Wisconsin. She was born on January 30th, 1953 in La Crosse, Wisconsin to Elnora and Alvin (Bud)Fritz.

Sandy graduated from Luther High School in Onalaska, Wisconsin. She married her best friend, John H. Rundahl July 8th, 1972.  She taught Saturday School at St. Peters Chaseburg for many years.  Sandy also worked for several years for the Coon Valley Parks.

She is survived by her husband John, two brothers, Tim and David Fritz, four children, John Jr. (Amanda), of Manchester, MO, Joseph (Nicole), Sun Praire, WI, Jennifer, LaCrosse, WI, Daniel (Tara) Sheldahl, IA; grandchildren, Jane, Ruth, Emily, Paige, Claire, Nicole, Jack, Ella, Cole, Evelyn, and Case.  Many other loving relatives and friends.

Sandy loved spending time with her children and grandkids, especially on annual camping trips.  She was an excellent cook and entertained large groups of friends, neighbors, and family who especially enjoyed her ribs and baked beans.  She had a huge heart for animals including, horses, cats, dogs, and goats.  As an avid gardener, she also produced beautiful flower gardens with many unique species.  She canned and froze the fruits from a prolific vegetable garden.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of her life will be held at The Concordia Hall from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm on February 1, 2020 with a meal provided. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the charity of your choice.



  1. Paulene

    John and family
    I am going to miss Sandy immensely. I absolutley am at a loss for words, Sandy was my friend, my true friend, and I will think of her often. Please know I am thinking about all of you. Paulene

    • Paul and Jill Zuberbier

      Our deepest condolences to you and your children, grandchildren and extended family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. jane

    one of my favorite people in this world, the best grandma u could never as for. we miss u grandma

  3. Barbie and family

    I don’t know what we are all going to do without one of my best friends in all the world. She saw the good , the bad, and the ugly and loved you anyway. She was the kind of friend who has your back. We don’t get many of those in this lifetime. She loved our whole family and for that I am so thankful. We are all thankful for the time we got to spend with her and you John. Your precious wife will be missed terribly. We are so thankful she’s with Jesus💜❤️💜

  4. Terry Gilbeck

    Thinking of you at this difficult time. Lots of coffee dates and lunches at the house. Will miss her smiling faces. Memories Terry Gilbeck

    • Christine Karbala Bright

      I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. My prayers are with you.

  5. Gary & Terry

    John and family, so sorry for your loss. Sympathy goes out to you at this difficult time. Gary & Terry Gilbeck

    • Lorilee Fritz

      Sandy, your light shone in this world. Kindness, wisdom, love. Thinking of you, and your light shining in heaven. Peace to you and your family.

  6. Jeanne Hesselberg

    John and family,
    I am so sad to hear of Sandra’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, John.


  7. David Fritz

    My Sister was a very loving person she especially loved her Family and flowers there was Am and PM and then there was Buppa time she will now be watching over her family and watering all of our flowers she will be missed and loved by many… Love Dave.

  8. Alison

    Jenny and family – sending loving thoughts to get you through the holidays and beyond. So sorry to hear this news.
    Ali (Knapp) Sadowy

  9. Eunice Steinke

    To all of Sandy’s family and friends,
    My heart is aching for all of you, especially because it was so unexpected. Sandy will always be with me in heart and mind; my family considers her to be my “kindred” spirit, as she was with her Uncle Ray, and to many others who knew her.

  10. Karmen Bernacchi

    I didn’t know Sandra, but reading her obituary makes me wish I did! She sounds like an amazing lady. May God comfort your family during this difficult time!

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