Sandra (Sandy) Sue Hausten, 81, Ada, MN, passed away on Friday, April 28, 2023, at her residence in Ada.
She was born to Oscar and Anna (Ramstad) Haaland in Ada, MN, on October 7, 1941. Sandy attended school in Ada. After graduation she attended St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurse.
On August 6, 1965, Sandy was united in marriage to Donald Hausten at Grace Lutheran Church, Ada, MN. Sandy worked as a registered nurse at the Ada Hospital for 45 years. Additionally, she worked with Don at Hausten Hardware, the family hardware store.
Sandy was active in Northern Lights Embroidery Guild, Ada book club, and volunteering at the Norman County Historical Society. She enjoyed spending time at the lake, reading and watching the loons, coffee with friends, traveling with friends and family, crafting, hardanger and many other types of embroidery, and cruising estate sales.
After retirement, Sandy and Don enjoyed traveling more, spending longer stretches at the lake, and spending time with friends, children, and grandchildren. She will be remembered as friendly, caring,and helpful, with a dry sense of humor.
Sandy is survived by children, Kimberly Thompson, Ada; and Eric (Tammy), Detroit Lakes, MN; grandchildren, Jordan (Kayse) Thompson, Katie Thompson (Connor Gregor), Jonathan Hausten and Morgan Hausten; great-grandchildren, Elliot Thompson and Harrison Thompson; brother-in-law, Richard Hausten, Savage, MN; sister-in-law, Cynthia (Richard) Drevlow, Rothsay, MN; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; parents; siblings, Zola Ste. Marie, Noel Haaland, and Flo Volkerding, brothers-in-law, Ray Schumacher, Donald Ste. Marie, and Clifford Volkerding; and sisters-in-law, Marion Schumacher and Rosanne Hausten.
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Grace Lutheran Church, Ada, MN.
Visitation: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home in Ada.
Interment: Ada Municipal Cemetery, Ada, MN.
Arrangements with Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Homes
Ada & Halstad, Minnesota