Sandra Marie Williams

Sandra Marie Williams, of Renville, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at the age of 84 years, 3 months, and 15 days. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Renville.  Pastor Keith Petersen will officiate.  Burial will be at a later date in St. James Cemetery near Northrop, MN.  Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 p.m. and will continue on Tuesday one hour prior to the service, all at the church in Renville.  Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN.

Sandra’s funeral service will be livestreamed and can be seen at the following link:

Sandra Marie (Kahler) Williams was born September 18, 1939, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Richard Ferdinand and Laura Lydia (Hartmann) Kahler.  She was baptized at Jehovah Lutheran Church in St. Paul.  At a young age, her family moved to a farm south and east of Truman, Minnesota, where she was raised with her two younger brothers, Wayne and Warren.  She graduated from Truman High School in 1957.

Sandra married Dean Kenneth Williams on December 28, 1958, at St. James Lutheran Church in Northrop, Minnesota.  They lived in Truman and Luverne before moving to Renville, Minnesota, in 1964, where Dean operated the Renville Locker Plant.  They raised four children, Dean Jr., Denise, Daniel, and Dwight.

Sandra worked as an Avon representative, served as the site manager for Senior Nutrition, and worked for over 25 years at the Renville Health Services Nursing Home.  She volunteered at St. John’s Lutheran Church, including helping to start the Dorcas Society and serving as a Sunday School teacher.  She enjoyed sitting in the sun by the lake, gardening, and cooking delicious meals for family get-togethers.

Sandra is survived by her husband, Dean Sr.; children, Dean Jr. (Brenda) Williams of Pequot Lakes, Denise (Steve) Fitch of Starbuck, Daniel (Stacey) Williams of North Mankato, and Dwight (Melissa) Williams of Olivia; grandchildren, Nicole, Kimberly (Sheridan), Jennifer (Emory); Steven, Matthew; Amanda (James), Cherish, Jadde, Tabitha; Jessica, Valerie, RJ, Isaac; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and brothers, Wayne and Warren.  Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Lori Williams; and son-in-law, Steven (Butch) Becker.

Blessed be her memory.

Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN