OBITUARY - Sandra Jean Maloney
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 9:00am admin
Sandra Jean Maloney, of Big Lake, Minnesota, died unexpectedly of complications from pneumonia Monday, February 10, 2014, at St Cloud Hospital. Sandra was born September 9, 1942, to John and Bernice (Romanski) Salo in Hibbing, Minnesota. She married her high school sweetheart Mark David Jerome Maloney on August 13, 1960, shortly after graduating from Hibbing High School. Mark and Sandra raised their four children in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota. After the kids graduated, they lived in Edina, Minnesota and Las Vegas, Nevada where they spent their time enjoying life together until his passing. Sandra then moved one last time to Big Lake, Minnesota to be closer to her family once again. Sandra loved her family above all others, and she never failed to make her family larger wherever she went by adopting those around her. In Las Vegas, she shared her love with the officers she worked with at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Later, she would gain a long-distance family through care packages and letters to Camp Bucca. Even after coming home, Sandra’s “Bucca Boys” never forgot her commitment to troop morale.
Survivors include her four children, Mark (Roxann) Maloney of Alexandria, David (Wendy) Maloney of Chantilly, Virginia, June Maloney of Ogden, Utah, and Michelle (Todd) Wick of Big Lake; sisters, Clara LaMarche and Karen Hocking, brother Lyle Salo her eight beloved grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father John Salo, her mother Bernice Mattson, stepfather Elmer O. Mattson; her sister Lynn Carlson; and her husband Mark Maloney.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Saron Lutheran Church in Big Lake, Minnesota. Arrangements are by the Cremation Society of Minnesota.