Sarah Jane Emmans
September 24, 1941 - May 25, 2018
Sarah Jane (Gallagher) Emmans, age 76 of Andover, died peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer, at home surrounded by family on Friday, May 25, 2018.
As a prominent community member, Sarah served as an ISD #15 school bus driver for over 40 years. She was involved in various community activities including the Soderville Athletic Association, Gladiators Wrestling Club, and many other local civic groups. The family wishes to express a special Thank You to the staff of Allina Hospice, Clinics and, Hospitals for their compassion and care.
In addition to her parents, Gerald and Mildred Gallagher, Sarah was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Wendell “Denny”; brother, Gene; brother-in-law, Douglas; nephew, Eric; and son-in-law, Bret Severtson.
Sarah is survived by loving children, Jeffery (Mary Jo), Tracy Brandt (Dean), Jody Severtson (Tim), Ty (Kim), Jason (Shelli), and Troy (Kari); grandchildren, Nathan (Bri), Kasey (Paul), Nicholas (Jasmine), Cameron, Cody, Morgan, Parker, Noah, Avery, Savanah, and Tanner; great-grandsons, Easton and Beau; brothers, William and Thomas (Elaine); sister: Pamela (Mike); sister-in-law, Ann; mother-in-law, Renata; brothers-in-law, Richard (Nanci) and Dean (Donna); and many relatives and friends.
Arrangements entrusted to Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home of Andover (763) 767-7373
Vigil: Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 5:00-8:00pm
Prayer Service at 7:00pm with Deacon George
Thurston DeShaw, 13817 Jay Street NW, Andover
Funeral Friday, June 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Visitation starting at 10:00 a.m.
Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery following Mass.
After burial, lunch will be served in the Social Hall.
O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.