Sondra Membrez

Sondra Membrez

Sondra (Sondi) McCune Membrez of Lake Elmo, age 78, died June 24, 2014.
Sondi was preceded in death by adored husband, George Membrez Jr.
She is survived by children, Shelly McCune (Pete Dupuis), Wes McCune (Allie), Dawn McCune, and stepchildren, Greg Membrez (Anna Ferreira), James Membrez (Danica), Michelle Membrez and Georgene Membrez. Sondi cherished her grandchildren, Sina Richert (Jim Warmuth), Alexie Adrian, Josh Gephart, Bri Gephart, Jacob Will, Tristan Membrez, Adrian Membrez, Gregory Membrez, Gus Membrez (Cece), Elise Alonso-Calvillo, Nicholas Alonso-Calvillo, Jonathan Kellogg (Nikki), Christopher Grant (Amanda), Brandon Gray (Laura), along with nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her half siblings, Janice Arnold, Garth MacDonald and Keivar MacDonald.
Sondra Elayne grew up in Luverne, Minnesota as a farm girl with her adopted parents, John and Sina Anderson. She survived polio in 1948, but was haunted by its effects her entire life. She married Bob McCune and moved to Stillwater where she raised her family. In 1980 she and George A. Membrez were married. They lived in Stillwater, MN, Hemet, CA and Prescott, AZ. Sondi returned to Minnesota in the late 1990s and lived near her children in Lake Elmo where she passed away in her home, surrounded by many family members, on June 24, 2014.
Sondi was eccentric by most standards and made many generations of family and friends laugh at her antics. She loved her kids unconditionally and probably loved her cats as much. She enjoyed being in the kitchen and could be found, at midnight when she had insomnia, making a batch of soup to feed an army. Gardening of both flowers and vegetables was a passion and she could barely wait each spring to get her fingernails dirty. With her oxygen hose dragging behind her and with many back surgeries she would still manage to garden in her raised bed in the backyards of her Prescott and Lake Elmo homes. She treasured her family and friends and always had the more the merrier attitude at every holiday dinner. The more people she cooked for the happier she was. Sondi will be missed by all who knew her. She was a cherished mom, G-ma, great grandma, sister and friend.
Thank you to the team at Lakeview Hospice and especially Sondis caring nurse, Bonnie for the many gentle hours she spent with our mom. Sondi was also blessed with wonderful PCAs who gave her unfaltering love and attention during her final years. A special thank you to Shamsa and Martine for your TLC. Sondi requested that her children wear red at her funeral and her family would like to extend this invitation to all who come to share in the celebration of her life. A celebration of Sondras life will be held, Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 11 AM at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd., (NW Corner of Hwy 36 and Co. Rd. 5), Stillwater with a visitation one hour prior to the service.

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