LAFAYETTE — Edna Arlandson-Sandquist, age 99, of Lafayette, passed away Sunday, November 24, 2019, at the Ridgeway Assisted Living Center in New Ulm.
Memorial Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at First Lutheran Church in Lafayette with Pastor Heidi Hagstrom officiating. Interment will be at a later date.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday.
Edna Vivian Sandquist was born on Oct. 11, 1920, in Gibbon. She was the daughter of Sigfred and Cecelia (Holmgren) Kent. Edna was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education in Gibbon and was a graduate of the Gibbon High School. Edna grew up in Gibbon and resided in Lafayette all of her married life.
On Sept. 19, 1940, Edna was united in marriage to Roy Arlandson at Clear Lake Swedish Church, rural Gibbon. This union was blessed with one son, John. Roy and Edna purchased the hardware store in Lafayette. Roy Arlandson passed away in March of 1964, after which Edna continued living in Lafayette.
On Nov. 11, 1966, Edna was united in marriage to Donald Sandquist at Bernadotte Lutheran Church in Bernadotte Township, Nicollet County. After their marriage, the couple lived on a farm north of Lafayette.
Edna was a member of First Lutheran Church in Lafayette and a member of the Ladies Aid. She participated in all church activities. Edna was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Lafayette.
Edna enjoyed embroidering towels, making Halloween costumes for her grandchildren, quilting at church, playing cards, taking road trips, and traveling to warm states with family. She always had a project going. Edna was very proud of her Swedish heritage and enjoyed baking Swedish dishes and desserts. Edna enjoyed daily coffee with her friends in Lafayette.
Edna is survived by her son, John Arlandson and his wife, Karen of Lafayette; grandchildren, John R. Arlandson and his wife, Martha of Birchwood, Christopher Arlandson of St. Paul, Scott Arlandson and his wife, Alesia of Rosemount, and Dawn Schwab and her husband, Christopher of Rosemount; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Elaine Savela of Fairfax; sisters-in-law Kathy (Mrs. Ralph) Kent and Jean (Mrs. David) Kent; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Sigfred and Cecelia Kent; first husband, Roy Arlandson; second husband, Donald Sandquist; brothers, Kenneth Kent, LuVerne Kent, Ralph Kent, and David Kent.
Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com Please click on obituaries and guest book.