David Lewis Sande, D.M.D.David Lewis Sande, D.M.D. of Grand Forks ND died of a stroke on Friday, December 31, 2010, at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn.
David Lewis Sande, D.M.D. of Grand Forks ND died of a stroke on Friday, December 31, 2010, at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn.
David was born April 17, 1942, in Thief River Falls MN, son of Clarence Willard (CW) and Stella Mae (Vevea) Sande. After moving to Grand Forks in 1943, he attended Roosevelt Elementary and South Junior High Schools and graduated from Central High School in 1960. After three years at the University of North Dakota, he attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, graduating in 1967. After completing an oral surgery residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City in 1970 he returned to Grand Forks to become the second practicing oral surgeon in the state. He retired on his 63rd birthday, April 17, 2005. Dr. Sande married Ann Elizabeth Hirst in Providence RI on August 28, 1965.
David thoroughly enjoyed playing golf, and made an effort to play at least 4 times a week. A highlight of his golfing career came after the 1997 flood, when he made a point of playing at least one hole every month from April, 1997, through December, 1998, with the exception of January. He entertained himself with crossword puzzles, amassing a four-foot high collection of completed books. He also loved entertaining his friends at his home in Grand Forks, making cheesecakes, spending time in Arizona, and being with his grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Ann, sons Hans and his wife Kristine, Dana and his wife Meggen, and grandchildren Stella, Clarkson and Curtis; brother Stephen and his wife Susan of Scottsdale, AZ, and sister Karen of Round Rock TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Curtis.
**In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to David L. Sande Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Grand Forks Foundation for Education.
MEMORIAL SERVICES: 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 6, 2011, at the Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks.
A guestbook may be signed at www.amundsonfuneralhome.com