Mary Sand

Mary J. Sand (Arnold)

Sunday, August 10th, 1930 - Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Mary J. Sand, age 89, of Granite City, IL, died at 3:25 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2020 at Stearns Nursing and Rehab in Granite City.

She was born August 10, 1930 in St. Paul, MN, the daughter of the late Peter and Elizabeth (Theisen) Arnold. She married Dr. Gregory Sand in Omaha, NE. He preceded her in death March 22, 2013.

Mrs. Sand is survived by three children: Christopher Sand of Granite City, Rachel (Leonard) Petroff of Caseyville and Thomas (Debbie) Sand of Collinsville; two grandchildren: Katie Sand and Shane Sand; and two siblings: Betty Lahr and Ralph Arnold, both of Minnesota.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Sand.

Mrs. Sand received her bachelor’s amd master’s degrees in Nursing from Creighton University, where she met her future husband. In addition to teaching nursing, she was a Nursing Supervisor at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.

According to her wishes, her remains will be cremated and interred next to her husband at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Glen Carbon.
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Tom Sand

Posted at 01:02pm
Mom, I miss you every day. I think about you all the time and all our visits in the nursing home. I know your with dad in heaven and no longer struggling. That does my heart good, but when i got the news you were gone my heart broke into a million pieces. I remember all our trips we took together to Minnesota and all the other places we spent and it all comes rushing back to me everyday. You were my rock always being there for me when i was growing up making me feel so loved when i needed it the most. You always showed me to trust in my faith and to be a better person. The times we spent with our family in Minnesota will always stand out as one of the most precious moments in my life. It meant so much for me to think about how happy you were when we were in Eden Valley with grandma and grandpa and all the times we spent with you brothers and sisters and how happy everyone was. I miss those days. I know your in heaven now and remembering me. Just know that i love you always and forever and you will always be in my heart. You have always meant the world to me. I was the little boy always following his mom around always by your side. I miss you. My heart is broken but over time memories and time will help, I love you mom, your son, Tom

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