September 30, 1934 - December 20, 2021
Sanford Jay Brue age 87 of Eagan, Minnesota died Monday, December 20, 2021 at his home. A double funeral service for Sanford and his wife Mary will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14th at Emmaus Free Lutheran Church in Bloomington, MN. Interment for family only will follow in the Dawn Valley Memorial Park in Bloomington, MN. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 14th one hour prior to the service at the church. Live stream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGiaPa0XDXo Sanford Jay Brue was born on September 30, 1934 in Viborg, SD to James and Elsie (Malde) Brue. After high school, Sanford attended Lutheran Bible Institute and Minneapolis Vocational School in Minneapolis, MN. Although he was never in the military, Sanford considered himself to be a member of "The Lord's Army". On October 24, 1953, Sanford married Mary Joanne Heggen of Brandon, South Dakota. Together, they lived a life of dedication to the Lord and commitment to one another. Sanford loved to work with his hands and became a toolmaker, working 29 years at Northwest Airlines before retirement. He also enjoyed traveling, taking advantage of the airline's employee flight privileges. In addition to his machining career, Sanford liked tinkering in his workshop and doing many remodeling projects on his home. He also loved music, especially gospel quartet. Grateful to have shared in his life are his wife, Mary, one daughter and five sons. Deb (Tom) Hiltner, Doug (Sue) Brue, Joel (Phyllis) Brue, Evan (Rhoda) Brue and Tim Brue. Sanford had 18 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren and brothers, Boyd (Lois) Brue, Eldon (Cheri) Brue & Paul (Kathryn) Brue. Sanford was preceded in death by his parents, his youngest son Vince, brothers Don Brue and David Brue and his sister Beatrice Voog. Memorials can be made to the "Emmaus Church Memorial Fund" and in the memo, note "in Memory of Sanford & Mary Brue".
Sanford Jay Brue age 87 of Eagan, Minnesota died Monday, December 20, 2021 at his home. A double funeral service for Sanford and his wife Mary will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14th at Emmaus Free Lutheran Church in Bloomington,... View Obituary & Service Information
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