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Philip James Sande

Philip James Sande

Philip James Sande, 72, Dickinson, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family. Visitation will be on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a Service of Remembrance at 2 p.m., at Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson. Following the service there will be a reception to celebrate Phils life at the Elks Lodge.

Phil was born December 3, 1941, in Minot, the son of Bob and Geraldine (Stearns) Sande. He graduated form Lewis & Clark High School in Spokane, Wash., in 1959. Then furthered his education at the University of Washington, graduating with a Masters 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 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 Masons Lodge of Dickinson, the ND El Zagels Shrine, the El Zagels Rangers, the Elks Club, the Eagles 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.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the Ronald McDonald House in memory of Philip Sande, 609 North 7th Street, Bismarck, ND 58501. Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson.