Monica Sund WielandBeloved daughter of Lloyd and Marjorie Sund, cherished wife of Gayle Wieland, devoted mother of Jered Wieland (Lana), step-sons John Wieland (Kim) and Curt Wieland (Heidi), loving grandmother of Brett, Jordan, Jacob, James, Catherine, and Henry, adored stepdaughter of Chris Sund, treasured sister of Suzanne (James), Pamela (Mark), Sandra (Brad), Charles (Nancy), Frederick, and Paul (Deanne), loving aunt of numerous nieces and nephews, and adoring friend of Chance, her dearly loved Bichon.
Monica Sund Wieland
Beloved daughter of Lloyd and Marjorie Sund, cherished wife of Gayle Wieland, devoted mother of Jered Wieland (Lana), step-sons John Wieland (Kim) and Curt Wieland (Heidi), loving grandmother of Brett, Jordan, Jacob, James, Catherine, and Henry, adored stepdaughter of Chris Sund, treasured sister of Suzanne (James), Pamela (Mark), Sandra (Brad), Charles (Nancy), Frederick, and Paul (Deanne), loving aunt of numerous nieces and nephews, and adoring friend of Chance, her dearly loved Bichon. Monica made the journey from life to eternal life on Dec. 3, 2009, in Minot, North Dakota, after a valiant struggle with cancer. Her husband and her mother were at her side.
Monica Marie Sund was born April 13, 1953, in Minot, North Dakota. She grew up in Newburg, North Dakota, surrounded by the loving support of her extended family, which included her grandparents, Viva and Fred Sund (founder of Sund Manufacturing Company), Marie and Albert Christenson (long-time farmer in the Newburg area), her loving parents, doting aunts and uncles, and fifty-one first cousins. She worked for many years as an administrative secretary for her father Lloyd Sund at Sund Manufacturing Company in Newburg.
Monica was known for her kind and loving manner. She was a dedicated Christian servant in her Dovre Lutheran Church congregation and in all areas of her life. She was a selfless soul whose compassionate acts extended to her many friends and family even during her lengthy illness. The beauty of her spirit brightened the darkened world.
Moni loved summers at Lake Metigoshe, camping trips with her husband, flower gardening, shopping for Hallmark cards, taking in stray pets, the music of Elvis Presley, great tenors like Pavarotti, and listening to collections of hymns. Her address book was filled with the names of scores of persons who called her friend. Nothing made her happier than visits from loved ones, especially her son and grandchildren.
Monica was grateful for the excellent care she received as a patient of Dr. Jerald Gross and the staff at Roger Maris Cancer Center. Her husband and family extend the warmest thank you to Dr. Gross. His personal touch during Monica’s illness helped to assuage the trying emotions of many difficult months, weeks, and moments.
A memorial service celebrating Monica’s life will be held at Dovre Lutheran Church in Newburg, North Dakota, on December 9 at 2:00 pm. Monica was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents, her father, Lloyd Sund, and her first cousins Don Henning and Lowell Christenson. We imagine Monica in the loving arms of both her Heavenly Father and her earthly father who loved and cherished her. Her father often described his “daughter number three” as “almost too sensitive for this world.” May her tender soul rest in God’s eternal peace.
Memorials may be sent to the Roger Maris Cancer Center or to any Christian Sunday school of your choosing, including Dovre Lutheran Church, Newburg, North Dakota where Monica, who had a heart for the Christian education of children, was superintendent.
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