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Mildred “Millie” Sandquist, 94, of Oakland NE


Mildred “Millie” Sandquist, age 94, of Oakland, Nebraska passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Oakland Mercy Hospital in Oakland.  Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 30, 2017,  at 10 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland.  Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday, 5-7 pm, with family receiving friends at Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland.  There will be an Eastern Star Service at 7 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Visitation will also be held at the church one hour prior to service.  Memorials are suggested to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church Oakland, Oakland Fire and Rescue or Oakland VFW Auxiliary.  Pelan Funeral Services in Oakland in charge of arrangements.

Mildred “Millie” (Johnson) Sandquist was born September 12, 1922 in Craig, Nebraska, to Elmer and Clara (Pearson) Johnson.  Millie received her education at District #55 Prairie View School through sixth grade. Millie and her family moved to Oakland in 1933, where she graduated from high school in 1939. After graduation, Millie worked in Omaha, Nebraska at the Omaha Grain Exchange, and later at Dunn & Bradstreet. In 1942, Millie returned to Oakland, and went to work for Holmquist Grain and Lumber where she worked for 48 years before retiring on June 30, 1989.

On January 12, 1957, Millie was united in marriage to Ellert “Sank” Sandquist at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland, NE, and spent their entire married lives as part of the Oakland community.

Millie was a lifelong member at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she served on church council and in many other capacities. She was a member of Ryan V.F.W. Auxiliary serving as president, and as district and departmental officer. Millie also was a member of the Oakland Housing Board, American Legion Auxiliary, and affiliated with the Order of the Eastern Star and was a Past Worthy Matron. Millie loved to golf, play cards, and entertain her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ellert; sister, Ferne Rogers; brothers-in-law, Norman Rogers, Raymond Sandquist and Warren Nelson; sister-in-law, Lucille Nelson; nephew, Dan Nelson.

Millie is survived by her sisters-in-law, Lu Sandquist of Lincoln, NE, Muriel Nelson of Sioux City, IA; nieces, Linda (Robert) Schnell of Tekamah, NE, Katheryn Sandquist of Lincoln, Lori (Dick) Salem of Sioux City; nephews, Rex (Mary) Rogers of Tekamah, Reg Nelson of Oakland, Doug (Linda) Sandquist of Omaha, Scott (Amy) Sandquist of Lincoln, Kurt (Ginger) Sandquist of Lincoln, John (Kathleen) Nelson of New York, NY, Ward (Paula) Nelson of Ankeny, IA; several great nephews, nieces, cousins and special friends.

Millie Sandquist

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