Sandra "Sandy"'s Story

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Sandra "Sandy" Knapp, 71, of North Mankato, MN died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Lake Crystal. Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park in Mankato. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Woodland Hills Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Sandra was born September 20, 1946 in Tyler, MN to Neil and Elaine (Koster) Phipps. She graduated from Tracy High School in 1964 and then attended cosmetology school in Mankato. She was united in marriage to Allen Prouty and together they had three children, Michelle, Susette, and Shawn. She proudly owned and operated Crystal Styling in Lake Crystal for 41 years. She was a Mary Kay Cosmetic consultant and enjoyed helping her loyal clients for many years. Later in life, she met lifelong partner Steven Johnson. Together, they enjoyed traveling, going on cruises and spending time at their lake home on Gull Lake. You could always find Sandy cheering for the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. She especially loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sandy always brought joy to the room with her infectious smile and laugh.
She is survived by her fiancé, Steven Johnson; daughters, Michelle Prouty of Marshall, MN, and Susette (Mark) Swedberg of Mankato; grandchildren, Nichole, Alisha, Kelli (Brandon), Lyndsey (Caleb), and Taylor (Tyler); great-grandchildren, Hailey, McKenzie, Cooper, Ethan, Leigha, Khole, Kaden, Parker and Bailey; brother, James (Louann) Phipps of Grand Island, NE; sisters, Gail (Butch) Evenson of Hector, MN, and Patty (Dan) Clark of Waconia, MN; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Shawn Prouty; and grandson, Jeremiah Trei.
Published on October 22, 2017
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