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John "Jack" Sand

April 10, 1935 — July 2, 2008

John “Jack” Sand, 73, of Mayville, ND, died Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo, ND. Jack O. Sand was born on April 10, 1935 to Gust and Marie (Gilberts) Sand at Hatton, ND. He attended elementary school at Doyan and graduated from high school in Hatton. He joined the US Army for two years, serving in Berlin, Germany. He returned to Hatton and on May 31, 1959 he married Janice Ness at Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Hatton. In 1961 he graduated from Mayville State University with a B.S. in education. He then taught in McHenry, ND and Grafton, ND. In 1968 he started teaching at Mayville State. At that time he received his Masters of Education from University of North Dakota. Jack worked at the Goose River Bank in Mayville for 5 years until returning to Mayville State as chairman for the business education department. He also spent some time farming in the summers with his father-in-law, Eddie Ness. After retiring in 1993, Jack and Janice would spend their winters in Alamo, Texas. On June 1st 2007, Jack moved to Rosewood on Broadway in Fargo. Jack was very dedicated to Mayville State, and has received numerous awards, including Honorary Membership in 1973 and Businessperson of the Year in 1981 for Phi Beta Lambda; also in 1981 he was named Businessperson of the Year for both May-Port and North Dakota Future Business Leaders of America. He enjoyed woodworking and was a chocolate connoisseur. Jack loved to follow his 4 boys in sports as they were growing up. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Janice of Mayville; 4 sons, Dana (Nancy) of Fargo, Scott (Lisa) of Kingston, WA, David of Fargo, and Steve (Heather) of West Fargo; 6 grandchildren, Todd, Ben, Nicole, Mauli, Greta, and Tatum; and also numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, July 5 at 10:00 am at Mayville Lutheran Church in Mayville. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Friday with a prayer service at 7 pm at Baker Funeral Home in Mayville, and for one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Hatton.
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