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Sandra "Sande" Renee Bjergo

May 17, 1944 — September 21, 2022

Marshfield, Wisconsin

Sandra Renee (Broms) Bjergo, 78, of Minneapolis, MN, passed away in Marshfield, WI, on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, surrounded by her family.  Private Graveside Services and interment will be at 10:00. am on Friday, September 23, 2022, at Peoria Hebrew Cemetery, 2807 West Heading Avenue.


Sande was born to Lee and Mollie (Wolk) Broms in Minneapolis, MN, later moving to Peoria, IL, where she was raised with her sisters, Linda Antokal and Marilee Sprenger, and brother, Jeff Broms.


Sande attended the University of Illinois, with an early desire to become a teacher.  Her plans changed after marrying Gary Bjergo in 1969, and moving to Minneapolis, MN, where they raised their two children, Reed and Angie.  Sande spent most of her professional life as a bookkeeper and office manager for smaller businesses, after she worked in retail department store sales part-time while her children were younger.  She will be remembered for her kindness, amazing generosity and gentleness with everyone she came into contact with.  Sande loved being a grandmother to all of her grandchildren, as much as anything she loved in life.  She always greeted both loved ones and strangers alike with a smile, and was faithfully dedicated to serving others.

Sande is survived by her two devoted children, Angelyn (Rick) Lease of Marshfield, WI, and Reed (Melissa) Bjergo of Inver Grove Heights, MN; 8 grandchildren, Katelyn Jaeckels, Jordan Jaeckels, Adam Lease, Alayna Bjergo, Jenna Bjergo, Kaitlyn (Ryan) Swanson, Christian Timmins, and Jordan Timmins.


The family would like to thank Wells Nature View of Marshfield, WI, and St. Croix Hospice Care for their excellent care.  Graveside services and interment will be at Peoria Hebrew Cemetery, 2807 W. Heading Avenue, Peoria, IL.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date in Minneapolis, MN.


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