Sandra Stumne

Sandra Kay Stumne, age 51, died peacefully on March 9, 2013, after courageously battling cancer for nearly five years.Stumne,-Sandra
Born on April 18, 1961, in Princeton, to William and Beulah Kay (Abrahamson) Harter, she graduated from Pine City High School in 1979. Sandy attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Her son, Nicholas Marty, was born in 1986, and she married Brent Stumne on December 4, 1997.
Sandy started her career as a first grade teacher in Cadott, Wis., and transitioned to Pine City Elementary School in the fall of 1990. She spent over 20 years teaching kindergarten and first grade, touching the lives of over 400 students. In her youth, Sandy was a Girl Scout, active in church groups, choir, played flute in the band, was a cheerleader and participated in volleyball.
Brent and Sandy traveled, snowmobiled, played cards with friends and enjoyed outdoor activities.
Sandy is survived by her husband Brent Alan Stumne; her son Nicholas Blaine Marty (Jenna); her mother and stepfather, Joe and Kay Trunk; her sister Terri Christenson (Randy); her brother Bill Harter (Kathy); her in-laws Joan and Gary Stumne, Bryan Stumne (Karen), Beth Emslander (Mark), Barb Bramer (Doug); and 14 nieces and nephews, Ben (Kelly) and Jenna Christenson; Claire, Will and Libby Harter; Andrew (Kim), Ryan and Adam Stumne; Joey, Jake and Holly Emslander; Elizabeth, Katie and Hannah Bramer; three great-nieces and nephews, Caleb Stumne, Briana Danielson, Charlie Anne Christenson; and the Trunk family stepbrothers and sisters.
Sandy is preceded in death by her father William Henry Harter; grandparents Grace and Clophes Harter; Olaf and Agnes Abrahamson; and her infant baby brother.
A special thank you to Doug and Barb Bramer. Along with Brent, they set a high standard in caregiving during Sandy’s cancer journey.
Sandy taught us all how to love, live and celebrate life with her infectious laughter.
Funeral services for Sandy Stumne will be at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at Zion Lutheran Church in Pine City. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 14 and one hour prior to the service on Friday, all at the church.