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In Memory of Phil Sande
Philip James Sande, 72, Dickinson, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family.
Phil was born December 3, 1941, in Minot, the son of Bob and Geraldine (Stearns) Sande. He graduated from Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane, Wash., in 1959. Then furthered his education at the University of Washington, graduating with a Master’s degree in Economics.
Phil moved to Dickinson in 1967. At this time he joined his parents in partnership of Sande Music Company. Phil was the workhorse who helped expand this business to service the entire southwestern part of North Dakota. He was a founding member of the North Dakota Tournament Association. He married Paulette Krumenacker on August 26, 1967. Together they opened the Pied Piper t-shirt shop and arcade at Prairie Hills Mall in 1978. Eventually, he went on to sell both Sande Music Company and the Pied Piper in 2011.
Phil had served three years with the Air National Guard in Spokane, Wash. and Fargo. He was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Washington, the Mason’s Lodge of Dickinson, the ND El Zagel’s Shrine, the El Zagel’s Rangers, the Elks Lodge, the Eagle’s Club, and the German Hungarian Club. He was also a co-founder and member of both the North Dakota Coin Operators Association and North Dakota Tournament Association.
He enjoyed golfing, playing darts, bowling, swimming, watching the Vikings, and spending as much time as he could with family and friends.
Phil is survived by his wife of 48 years, Paulette; their sons, Bryan J. (Kathy) Sande, Burnsville, Minn., and Christopher J. (Kenya) Sande, Littleton, Colo.; his granddaughters, Courtney Feist and Keyana Sande; his brother, Fred Sande, St. Paul, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Geraldine Sande.