"Joy comes in the morning," was a favorite saying of our very dear loved one, Sandria Mae Friske, who went to be with our Heavenly Father on April 17th, 2008 at the University of Colorado Hospital in Denver. She prayed for God's Grace & the Precious Blood of Jesus on everyone, each morning. She loved the Lord with all her heart & her family & friends dearly. She was a light to everyone she met. When anyone was troubled, she would say, "God is greater than any of our problems, turn it over to him." She would never let any earthly problems steal her joy of the Lord, waking up each morning with a smile.
Sandria met John at the BH Water Ski Show where she was a performer. After their marriage in Fall River County, they started their home in Rapid City, after several years moved to New Ulm, MN and returned to Rapid City in 1981.
Sandria dedicated her life, energies and talents in many different ways to help others. In MN she won awards for the including top chairperson for the state. She also sat on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society in RC and the West River History Conference, of which she is a published author. She helped to create many memories with the Photography and photo finishing business she had with John. During her lifetime she was also a dance instructor for Arthur Murray, participated as Belle Star and Calamity Jane for the Shoot Out in Hill City & much more. She was an active Mom with her children in Scouting, Dancing & Horseback Riding. She traveled with her family on many vacations around the country.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois Morf, and father Elmer Bren, brother Eldon Bren, and her grandparents.
She is celebrated by her husband, John, children Mari (Friske) & Tim Sheldon, Marc & Denise Friske, Marissa (Friske) & Andrew Martin, grandchildren; Garrett, Alexa, Manda, Matthew, Jordan, Blake, Connor, Kayla, Gavin and soon to be great grandchild. Sister, LoRae & Brother-in-law Dave Snyder, Mother-in-law, Erma and other extended family and friends. She was an inspirational Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt Cousin & Friend.
Services will be held at Open Bible Christian Center, 2225 E. St. Patrick, Rapid City on Saturday April 26th at 10:00am.
Please feel free to view/sign the guest book with Kirk Funeral Home.
Published in the Rapid City Journal on 4/23/2008.