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December 17, 1936 – Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Service Information
Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, March 18, 2017
1:00 PM

Visitation Information

Sandra L. Brown, 80
of Buffalo, bravely lost her struggle to cancer and stepped into heaven’s realm on March 8th, surrounding by her family.
Memorial service on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 1 PM at Buffalo Evangelical Free Church, Buffalo, MN.
Born in Newport, RI, Dec 17, 1936. Sandy was raised in a Navy family, where she traveled through the states and lived in Cuba. She met our dad, Phil Brown (native of Buffalo) when he was in the Navy in Norfolk, VA on March 9, 1955. They married on Oct 29, 1955 in VA and moved back to Buffalo and made it their home.
Sandy was a loving wife, mother, grandma, great grandma, aunt, great aunt and a friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was a gifted writer and wrote for the Wright County Journal Press back in the late 50’s, called “The Variety Column,” by S.L. Brown. Writing was just one of her many talents and strengths. Her compassion and ability to make you feel at ease in her company, her love and reverence for all life, faith in God and prayers, her kind and gentle spirit, yet strong and confident to stand up in what she believed in. Sandy’s sense of humor was the best! She was an avid reader who studied many topics and enjoyed her crossword puzzles. Her life was filled with wonderful, funny, breathtaking moments and stories, which she freely shared. By far, the greatest of her gifts, was her capacity to love! She will be deeply missed!
Sandy is survived by her daughters, Linda Vollbrecht of Big Lake, Shelley (Scott) Berthiaume of Big Lake, and son David (Susie) Brown of Buffalo. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews , great nieces & nephews, her cats, Buddy & Tigger and countless friends.
Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, son-in-law Rodney Vollbrecht and her soul mate, Phil.

In-lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Vicki Swanson

    I am so sorry for your loss but you guys were so lucky to have Sandy & Phil for your parents. I have many great memories growing up & living next to you.

  2. Robin Kerns

    Sandy was a wonderful friend to me and like a second mom. I always enjoyed visiting with her and enjoying some laughs, and at times, tears. I will miss you dear friend. My love, prayers, and condolences to the rest of the family.

  3. Sandy Suapaia

    So sorry for your loss….love you all so much.

  4. Kenneth R. Vollmer

    My Aunt, My Friend and the sweetest person to share our air. I’m going to miss you so much!

  5. Kent and Lynn Pfeifer

    We enjoyed Sandy as a tenant and a friend! Our prayers are with your family. Kent and Lynn Pfeifer

  6. Scott Andrew Vollmer SR

    Known to me as aunt tiny. I will miss her greatly.


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