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December 28, 1982 – Sunday, July 10, 2011

Service Information
Life in Christ Lutheran Church Albertville
Friday July 15, 2011
1:00 p.m.

Visitation Information
Life in Christ Lutheran Church Albertville
Friday July 15, 2011
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Sara Rose Deckert, age 28, of Buffalo, MN, loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many, passed away unexpectedly due to an automobile accident on Sunday, July 10, 2011.

Sara was born on December 28, 1982 to Donald and Karen (Pikal) Deckert in Fergus Falls, MN. She graduated in 2001 from St. Michael/Albertville High School. Sara had worked for Stearns Manufacturing as a Product Tester, but had just recently returned from Nicaragua where she taught Spanish and English.

Sara enjoyed photography, guitar, music, specifically “Smashing Pumpkins” and “Local H”, and her black and white cat ‘Lily’, who was apparently fattened up while Sara was in Nicaragua. Sara was especially excited about being an aunt for the first time to niece, Kieran O’Malley. She was also looking forward to being an aunt for the second time when her sister Leah Deckert gives birth.

Sara is survived by her father Donald Deckert (step-mother Beverly), mother Karen Horsch, sisters; Leah Deckert, Amber Deckert, Arielle Deckert, grandparents; Charlotte Deckert, Edwin and Stella Pikal and Will and Betty Dahn. Sara also leaves behind many close personal friends.

Sara was preceded in death by her step-dad Alan Horsch and grandfather Arthur Deckert.

Funeral services for Sara Rose Deckert will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2011 at Life in Christ Lutheran Church, 5015 Main Avenue Northeast, Albertville, MN 55301. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until the time of service Friday, July 15, 2011 at Life in Christ Lutheran Church.

The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo is serving the family.

14 Guestbook Entries

  1. Rick Monita

    I don’t know Sara or your family but I am so very sorry for the loss of your daughter, Sara. My sister Christine (also 28 yrs old) was killed about 2 weeks ago in Ramsey by a suspected drunk driver….she was on her way to work. I know exectly what you are going through and words cannot express my deepest symapthy for your loss. Your daughter sounded like a wonderful person. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at all times.
    God Bless.

  2. Mike Sirois

    You were a beautiful person. I will make it a personal goal of mine to let others know the dangers of drunk driving. Rest in peace Sara.

  3. Del & Gloria Meidinger

    We are so sorry. Nothing could seem worse right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sure that the angels have carried Sara up to a beautiful and happy place so that her light can shine on you forever.

  4. Brian Larson

    My deepest sympathy goes out to Sara’s family and friends. I have seen Sara several times over the years as she was a longtime childhood friend of my sister-in-law, Natalie. Sara was a beautiful person, happy and full of life. I was part of a fortunate group who were with Sara on Saturday earlier in the afternoon & evening. I enjoyed talking with Sara on Saturday and I can still see her smile as I shook her hand when I left around 9:30pm. Sara, her family and friends are in my prayers.

  5. Kathie Engel

    Don & family,
    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. My prayers are with you. Kathie Engel

  6. Lisa Splittgerber

    Sara was one of the kindest, most intelligent and gifted students I have ever had and I adored her. She had such a wonderful future ahead of her! She could have done anything in the world. This breaks my heart. I am so sorry for your loss. For the world’s loss. A beautiful light has gone out way too soon.

  7. Pam Henry-Neaton

    Leah and family, I was so sorry to hear about Sara. Although I did not know her, I know Leah as she helped in my preschool classroom and sounds like Sara was just like her sister, Leah. Your mom and dad can be very proud of you girls. There are no words that can help at this difficult time but remember you are in many people’s thoughts and prayers.

  8. Susan Guy

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Jeffrey Grotte

    I love you, Sara Rose.

  10. Nicole Newcombe

    Words can not express how tragic and devastating the loss of Sara is. I met Sara through Beth, who I bonded with over our love for the Smashing Pumpkins. I remember taking a roadtrip to Chicago with her (and Jeff, Beth, and Dustin) to see Billy’s first solo show. When I think of Sara, I think of her BLUE eyes, her bright blonde hair, and the Smashing Pumpkins. This was a senseless event that should have never happened, and will never make sense to us left here on earth. I pray for peace for her family and friends.

  11. Jerry Born

    There can be no greater tragedy than to lose a young son or daughter. I worry about it often. I think the emptiness left can only be filled with fond memories. I’m sure Sara has left you with many. May these memories help you through this time of undefinable sadness. My sincerest sympathy.

  12. Lanette Paumen

    Karen and Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Joy Gullings

    I’m sorry for the loss of your family member, Sara. Your family is in my prayers. I went to high school with Sara and always thought she was such a kind girl.

  14. Miranda family

    We are the family that Sara stayed with for 6 months in Granada, Nicaragua. We were very surprised and saddened to hear the news about Sara’s death. It’s impossible to believe that this loss has occurred. Again, we are very sorry for your loss and we’re lucky that we got to have her live with us for a while.

    Winston, Maria Jose, Jersil, Ton, Leticia and Elena (I was another student in the house while she was here and I helped translate this message that the family and I wanted to convey to you)

    Iglesia Xalteva
    una cuadra al norte, 25 varras al este, Calle Consulado


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