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Roxane Sandland

August 3, 1970 — July 9, 2016

Roxane M. Sandland, 45, Pollock, SD passed away July 9, 2016 at Sanford Health in Bismarck after a long illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 15, 2016 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Fort Yates, ND with Rev. John Paul Gardner as celebrant. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Spirit of Life Catholic Church, Mandan with a Rosary/Parish Vigil at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Roxane was born August 3, 1970 at Fort Yates to Gary Sr., and Marilyn (Bendickson) Sandland. She attended SR Head Start and SR High School and graduated in May of 1989. She also went on to College at NDSU in Fargo, ND. She was then employed at SRIHS as a Nurse’s Aide for two years before moving to Maine with Heidi Kautzman. Roxane had four part-time jobs while living in Maine. She then returned home after 3 years and began employment at the Baptist Nursing Home and Sanford Hospital as a CNA. She was employed for 15 years at Sanford until she became ill in 2014 and eventually could not work. Roxane met Matt Larson in 2000 and have been together for 16 years. They eventually moved to Pollock, SD. Together they had two poodles, Raco and Paco plus on blue heeler, Roy.

Roxane’s favorite hobbies were watching NBA Basketball Team OKC Thunder! Her favorite player was Kevin Durant as usual. She put her THUNDER shirt and cheered her team whether they lost or not. She was a true fan! She loved to listen to country music and favorite singer was George Strait. She spent much time on Facebook with friends and family.

Roxane will be deeply missed by her parents, Gary and Marilyn Sandland; her significant other, Matt Larson; her brothers, James (Nicole MH), children, Teresa and James Sandland, Jr. and Gary (Rebecca H), children, Ashlynn and Kaden Sandland; sisters, Rhonda and Becky Sandland; uncles, Terry Ivan and Robert Bendickson; adopted siblings, Peggy Jo Harrison-Walby, Tami Reiter-Platfers and Alex Kautzman.

Roxane was preceded in death by her grandparents, John Bendickson Jr. and Ramona Cottonwood; great-grandparents, Jerome and Benedicta Cottonwood, Howard and Eva Sandland and Jack and Melda Elk; uncles, Robert, Nathan and Wilbur Cottonwood; aunts, Michelle Netterville and Greta Bendickson and adopted sister, Heidi Kautzman.

We would like to give a special thanks to the 7th floor Doctors and Nurses of Sanford Health and also to Tami, Gloria, Matt, Nicole Many Horses, her brother, James and sister Becky for taking turns sitting with her during the night.

Roxane had so many friends that we did not list or know of, sorry if we omitted any of her friends.

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