Sandra Jean Aden, 76, of St. James died on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia where she had resided for the past couple years., 76, of St. James died on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia where she had resided for the past couple years.

Sandra Jean Aden, 76, of St. James died on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at the Luther Memorial Home in Madelia where she had resided for the past couple years. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 31 at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church in St. James with Rev. Martin Lopahs officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. James. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James and one hour before services at the church on Saturday. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

Sandra was the youngest of three children and only girl of James and Alice (Weller) Nundahl, born July 25, 1940 in Hanska. She grew up in Hanska where she attended school and church. She graduated from Hanska High School in 1958. On Jan. 1, 1961, she married John Aden, Jr. at Zion Lutheran Church in Hanska. She worked at Woolworths from 1958-1961, Aden Bakery in St. James, and as a bookkeeper at JC Penneys for 17 years, until they closed. They were members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where she served as a youth counselor, altar guild and ladies aid. She enjoyed bowling in her earlier years, enjoyed their card club, along with reading and crafts. After John retired, they enjoyed taking many bus trips to Branson, Mo. and other areas. She and John also did woodworking together as he would do the cutting and she would do the painting.

She is survived by her brother, Wallace Nundahl of Mounds View; sister-in-law, Wyona "Sis" Yackel of St. James; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, John, in 2013; daughter, Nancy Jean; her parents; and brother, Ronald.