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Obituary: Sandra Lee (Sandi) Zetterberg

Sandra Lee (Sandi) Zetterberg died peacefully in her home on Aug. 17, 2016 with her loving husband and stepdaughter at her side. She was 75.

Sandi was born in Illinois in 1941. In the 1960s she moved to California, where she earned a Masters Degree in 16th Century English from San Francisco State University.

In 1973, Sandi met and married the love of her life, Erik Zetterberg, and together they moved to Grass Valley in 1978. Sandi was a voracious reader, a well-respected real estate broker and active fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Nevada County for 12 years until, at the tender age of 49, a severe stroke took away her ability to pursue her work and other passions. Sandi was an amazing spirit though, and rose above extreme physical limitations to inspire all who knew her with her positive attitude, open heart and easy smile. She never lost her sense of humor, and loved to laugh and reminisce. She remained a true and loyal wife, stepmother and friend to many, and was an absolute joy to be around. Sandi worked tirelessly to adapt to her limitations and found new interests. She mastered the game of Rummikub, savored time with her friends and family and truly found joy in cooking. She was forever trying new recipes and watched cooking programs daily until the very end. Most memorably, Sandi was warm, loving and fiercely protective of those she held dear.

Sandi is survived by her beloved husband Erik; stepdaughter Taphne; Swedish in-laws and many friends.

May you rest in peace sweet Sandi. We love you.

Arrangements are under the care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.


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