Nancy was born on October 13, 1947, in Fargo, ND. In 1968 she married Douglas Sande in Cooperstown, ND. Doug and Nancy had two daughters.
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Kristin Brit Sande born on June 28, 1974, in Fargo, ND.
Nancy graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1965 and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (cum laude) from the University of North Dakota in 1969.
Nancy worked as a staff nurse, after she and Doug married, at St. Lukes Hospital in Fargo, ND, from 1969 to 1976 while Doug attended college.
In 1976 Nancy and Doug moved to Bismarck, ND, where she worked for Medcenter One until 1996 in various roles: Nursing Instructor at the School of Nursing, Coordinator of Health Care Training Programs, Home Health Nurse, Director of Central Processing and Distribution, Nursing Informatics Project Coordinator, and Administrative Associate (Nursing Supervisor).
In semi-retirement, Nancy works part-time as a Bookseller at Waldenbooks, where she gets to assuage he passion for books. She also reads for Talking Books for the Blind and enjoys being in close proximity to her daughter Kristin.
Doug, born in Rolla, ND, on January 5, 1940, grew up on the family farm in St. John, ND, graduating from St. John High School in 1957. After living on the farm and helping his parents for three years, he volunteered draft for two years in the Army and served one year each in California and Germany. Discharged from the Army in Europe, he spent six months traveling throughout sixteen countries. On returning to the US he spent six months traveling the US. Doug then spent two years in the San Francisco area working in a bank. Returning to ND, he joined the Highway Patrol for ten years and was stationed in Cooperstown (where he met Nancy) and Fargo. While working as a Patrolman, he attended college and graduated from North Dakota State University with a BA degree in Sociology in 1973. Moving to Bismarck, Doug worked for the Attorney General's office as Director of the new Drug Enforcement Unit for ten years. In 1985 he left the State, and with Nancy's help, ran a small family business--Instant Sign Center. He retired in 1998. He spends time maintaining his 1966 Corvette Stingray Convertible that he bought in 1967 while dating Nancy, taking photographs, and listening to 50's and 60's music.
Doug and Nancy have enjoyed traveling together via several trips to Europe. In 1993 they went with Karli to visit Kristin, who was an exchange student in Germany, and as a family traveled throughout Europe. The Sande family hobby for 20 years was backpacking in the Rocky Mountains. In 1982 they built their "dream home" (an A-frame) on a hillside in Bismarck, where they still reside.
Doug and Nancy Sande