Aleeza J. Saande, 19Aleeza J. Saande, age 19, of Hastings, died accidentally due to an automobile accident on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011.
Aleeza J. Saande, age 19, of Hastings, died accidentally due to an automobile accident on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011.
Aleeza was born Dec. 2, 1991, in Minneapolis, to Daniel and MaryLynn (Langlais) Saande. She was full of joy and compassion and had an infectious enthusiasm for life. She embraced family and friends as a center of her purpose in life. Aleeza loved family trips to the mountains and lakes. She loved soccer, water sports, snow sports and 4-wheeling.
Aleeza’s love for the Lord and her passion for sharing that love were a hallmark of her life. With this passion, she actively served in Youth in Government, Youth Teaching Youth, Young Life, and Campus Crusade for Christ. Aleeza had hoped to become a teacher and was an elementary major at Winona State University. Her passion for children and for those less fortunate is an unwritten story.
Aleeza is survived by her parents, Dan and MaryLynn Saande of Hastings; sister, Cassondra of Hastings; grandparents, Richard and Jan Langlais of Hastings and Elmer and Henrietta Anderson of Isanti; also many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Chris Kneen, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the United Methodist Church, 615 W. 15th St., Hastings. The visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at church, and also 1 hour prior to the Saturday service. Interment will be at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Terry Anderson, Jeff Anderson, Tim Anderson, Joel Anderson, Elmer Anderson, Matthew Rahimi, Ab Rahimi, and Dave Steveken.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Campus Crusade for Christ, 100 Lake Hart Dr., Orlando, FL 32832.
Arrangements were handled by Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com.