Sandee E. Loven, 69

Sandee E. Loven, a resident of Swanville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at her home.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sandee Loven was held Monday, Oct. 15, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Swanville with the Rev. Ron Dockendorf and Rev. Tony Kroll officiating. Burial was in Springbrook Cemetery near Swanville.

Sandee (Tabatt) Loven was born Jan. 19, 1943, in Duluth, to Charles and Agnes (Klosner) Tabatt, the second of eight children. Sandee grew up in Little Falls and Brainerd. She attended grade school at St. Mary’s Elementary in Little Falls and Little Falls High School graduating with the class of 1961. After graduation, Sandee worked for Loretta’s Dress Shop in Little Falls until November 1966. On Thanksgiving day Nov. 24, 1966, she married Royal Loven at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Little Falls. Along with being a full-time home-maker and “mom”, Sandee did the scheduling and bookkeeper for Loven’s Photography from 1970 until 1983. In 1983, Sandee and Royal took over Loven’s Auto Center and Sandee became the book keeper for that business, which she continued to do until June 2012. Sandee loved to read, but her greatest love was her family, friends and especially her grandchildren. Her grandchildren knew all they had to do was ask grandma and she would do it. Whether it was riding a “stick” pony down through town or to volunteer in the Swanville Elementary kindergarten class where she was known as “Grandma Sandee.” She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Swanville.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Royal; sons, Kyle (Kari) Loven of Rogers and Jay (Heidi Jo) Loven of Swanville; grandchildren, Lexi, Kelsey, Carter and Kam; parents, Charles and Aggie Tabatt; sister, Audrey (George) Newman, Wendy (Rich) Waltman, Gwen (Bill) Mauer and Michelle (Steve) Duncan; sisters-in-law, Bunny (Lee) Tabatt and Amber Brown; father-in-law, Ray Loven; along with many nieces and nephews.

Sandee was preceded in death by her brothers, Lee Tabatt and Chucky Tabatt, her sister, Luella LeBlanc, and mother-in-law Dee Loven.

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