Funeral services for Sandra Ann Utech of Hancock were held Thursday, August 24, 2006 at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Deacon Stan Hennen officiated.
Sandra Ann Milka, daughter of Louis and Florence (Corda) Milka Sr, was born July 12, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois. Sandi moved to Minnesota to enjoy small town living. She met Terry Utech, they married on June 16, 1998 and began a life with her children and friends that she met. Her children were her life. Sandi had a variety of interests such as collecting bears, angels and other unique items that caught her interest. She loved animals, dogs, birds, horses and rabbits. She loved her family dearly and in her spare time, she loved playing bingo and being with the friends she loved.
Sandra died on August 19, 2006 in Cyrus, Minnesota, having lived to reach the age of 40 years old.
She is survived by her husband: Terry Utech; four sons: Loren, Curtis, Matthew and Brad Utech; three brothers: Anthony Milka, Louis Milka Jr and Edward Milka; three sisters: Wendi (Scott) Howlett, Dawn Milka and Tracey Milka and three nephews: Alan James, Peter and Ryan. She was preceded in death by her parents: Louis and Florence Milka and one niece: Brittany Nicole Martinez (Howlett).
Pallbearers for the service were: Anthony Milka, Lewis Milka, Scott Howlett, Loren Schmidgall, Rick Utech and Bill Bouressa. Honorary pallbearers were all who called Sandi friend. Brenna Vick served as pianist for the service with Mary Huebner serving as soloist. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris was in charge of the arrangements.