OBITUARY

Sandi Louise Iskierka

February 4, 1957March 20, 2021
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Sandra "Sandi" Louise (Johnson) Iskierka, age 64 of Maple Grove Born February 4th, 1957 in Minneapolis, passed away in the loving arms of Edward William Iskierka on March 20, 2021 in the home they built together and raised their family in Maple Grove, MN.

Preceded in death by father, Robert Johnson; brothers, Wayne and Chuck; nieces, Jennie & Megan.

Survived by loving husband of 45 years, Edward; children Heather (Mark) Bookman, Brandon (Nicole); mother, Shirley Johnson, mother-in-law, Delores Iskierka; siblings, Bruce (Sheri), Steve (Valerie), Joy (Tim), Bonnie; Sisters-in-law, Elaine (Joe), Diane, Deanna; Brother-in-law, Dan (Kim); grandchildren, Mason, Kylie, Quinn, Joseph, Benjamin, Michael, Ava; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Sandi grew up in south Minneapolis, moved to Brooklyn Park and graduated from Cooper High School. After high school she graduated from beauty school. Sandi owned her own shop in the home that they built together. Sandi was talented in many crafts as well as sewing, making not only her wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses but many Halloween costumes for her kids and grandchildren. She loved watching her children and her grandchildren in their school and sporting activities. Sandi loved spending summers up at the lake, swimming, gardening, fishing, relaxing and she loved to entertain.

Public visitation will be held 4-7 PM Friday April 2, 2021 at Kapala Glodek Malone Funeral Home 7800 Bass Lake Rd, New Hope, MN. Private family services be held immediately following.

  • FAMILY

  • Preceded in death by father, Robert Johnson; brothers, Wayne and Chuck; nieces, Jennie & Megan.
    Survived by loving husband of 45 years, Edward; children Heather (Mark) Bookman, Brandon (Nicole); mother, Shirley Johnson, mother-in-law, Delores Iskierka; siblings, Bruce (Sheri), Steve (Valerie), Joy (Tim), Bonnie; Sisters-in-law, Elaine (Joe), Diane, Deanna; Brother-in-law, Dan (Kim); grandchildren, Mason, Kylie, Quinn, Joseph, Benjamin, Michael, Ava; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Public Visitation

    Friday, April 2, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Family Services will be held following the visitation

Memories

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Travis Iskierka-Boggs

April 6, 2021

Uncle Ed, Heather and Brandon,

Aunt Sandi was such a wonderful, caring, free-spirited human being! It was always a pleasure to swing by and have her cut our hair in the salon. She always made me laugh. I remember the great times at all the Halloween parties, trick-or-treating, and spending time up at the cabin when we were kids.

Aunt Sandi has always been an inspiration with her carefree approach to life! She will be missed dearly.

Travis And Christopher Iskierka-Boggs

Joy Cronin

April 4, 2021

Sandi, my beloved sister, Where do I start? sharing baths each week? Me being the 'tag along' sister? How I admired your chutzpa when you terrorized me with frogs, snakes and fish guts. you taught me to be fearless, except from you LOL How we grew up berry picking, swimming, snow sledding and skiing. How you gave me your id to go to a night club to dance when I was under age. Oh Sandi, you were so special. You are so special, I will miss you so, You have been a gift to us and your memory will go on with smiles in our hearts

Daniel Iskierka

April 3, 2021

Ed, Heather, Brandon, and Families

We are so sad about Sandi’s passing. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this time of deep sadness. Sandi was such a warm and friendly person. She accepted everyone without judgement and loved unconditionally.

We will remember Sandi with love and many fond memories of holiday meals shared ( including those fantastic Christmas wreath cookies! ), the extremely competitive white elephant games, pontoon rides and campfires at the lake, and many family celebrations and parties throughout the years.

Sandi’s smile and laugh were infectious. She was such a kind, sweet soul that will be dearly missed but will live on in our hearts and memories forever.

Love, Dan, Kim, and Family

Shirley (mom) Johnson

April 3, 2021

To Eddie, Heather, Brandon, and family

Sandi was my first daughter of three girls. After having three boys in a row, it was so fun to dress a girl in cute dresses for a change. She had many pretty dresses.

We had so many good times together during her life. Many trips, such as Las Vegas, Branson, Hawaii, and Jamaica with Joy and Bonnie.

Sandi was a skilled beautician, and I was fortunate to be her model and had my own private hair stylist from the time she graduated from beauty school until she retired. I always felt much better after she fixed my hair, and she made everyone s hair look good.

Sandi especially loved her time up north, both at their camper on Prairie Lake and also at Horseshoe Lake. Everyone was welcome, and there was fun, fun, fun for all of us. When the boys were hunting, the girls had their own girls weekend, and Sandi fixed everyone's hair before going out for dinner. When we walked into the restaurant, we got lots of stares and comments on how pretty we all looked. She even sang karaoke at the bar in Breezy Point.

Sandi was very talented and made many crafts, which we sold at craft fairs held at the VFW and in Crosslake. She could crochet and took ceramics classes with me. She painted and did macrame. When she graduated from high school, we gave her the sewing machine she always wanted, and she made good use of it her whole life. She sewed her own wedding gown and all the bridesmaids dresses, many Halloween costumes, and much more. She was good at everything she tried,

She was always so generous and loving to everyone. I loved her so very, very much, and will miss her every day. At least she is no longer in pain, and is now with her dad, Bob, her brothers Wayne and Chuck, and her nieces Jennie and Megan.

Eddie- you were a good husband to my daughter and are in my prayers.

All my love and prayers to my wonderful daughter. Rest in peace, and I will see you soon.

Love, Mom

Elaine Hallen

April 2, 2021

Today we said our final goodbyes to Sandi, my ‘sister’ from another mother! Our hearts are heavy and the tears flow freely but I know deep down that she will always be with us we just have to open our hearts to let her spirit live among us. We will never forget and we will always love our Sandi and now she can finally rest with no more pain. Dear Lord, you are getting an angel.

My thoughts and prayers to you my brother Ed and my niece Heather and my nephew Brandon, I am always here for you and love you from the bottom of my heart & forever! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Kimberly Johnson

April 2, 2021

My Aunt Sandi was an incredible woman. She loved so many things and shared her love with all of us. She really loved the water. She was in the lake more than anyone else at the cabin. One of the best parts of the family reunions the last few years was the floatilla!
She did my hair and nails for several dances. She taught me how to crochet. I still make scarves for people and I taught my college roommate how to make them too. It was all thanks to her.
Celine wrote the song Courage for her late husband, and I really think it fits.
I loved her more than I can express. She'll forever be with me.
Love, Kimberly

Raeann Swedeen

April 2, 2021

Eddie and Family,

I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of Sandi. She was always so kind and a joy to be around at the lake. She will be forever missed by all who had the privilege to know and love her.

Steve Johnson

April 2, 2021

I have many fond memories of my sister Sandi; a few of which I will share.
I actually remember when mom and dad brought her home from the hospital. I was 3-1/2. Bruce, Wayne and I loved having a new little sister, but it was Wayne who caringly looked after all three girls as they grew up.

We were fortunate to have lots of family weekends at the Horseshoe Lake cabin where everyone was welcome:
-Swimming, waterskiing, fishing.
-Campfires, card games, and quarters,.
-And lots of laughter.

Sandi orchestrated legendary Halloween parties, making the costumes for many, decorating their house and garage, preparing way too much food, and entertaining us with karaoke and turtle races.

She took the lead at organizing my dad's 80th birthday party, and strode confidently into the emcee role as an Elvis impersonator in a fully sequined outfit.

Sandi was kind, caring, loving, and generous. She was also a strong woman, and quick to laugh and smile. I miss her deeply.

Bonnie Hein

April 2, 2021

Sam,
It's so painful knowing you are gone. It was a huge shock to us all. My heart breaks knowing I will not see you anymore in my lifetime. I am so grateful to have had the time I did have with you in my life. You were always so non-judgmental, always willing to help anyone at the drop of a hat, so happy, and funny as well. You loved unconditionally. I will greatly miss talking and laughing with you. You were a genuine free spirit and are forever in our hearts.

To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please reach out if you need anything.

Love Bon

Valerie Green

March 31, 2021

Sandi welcomed me into the Johnson family with love, hugs and kisses and big smiles. She had such a big heart and love for her whole family: parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, in-laws and especially her children, grandchildren and husband.

I loved when we had family gatherings and most of us would bring something, then Sandi would always bring a few more things; she was so very generous. We had a great time visiting her at the lake in Grand Rapids a few years ago. She loved it there.

I will miss her and keep her in my heart with love. Lots of love to all of the Johnson’s and Iskierka’s.

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