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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Stephanie Raye Sanford (Anderson)
January 17, 1994 - November 18, 2021

Place of Birth: Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Residence: Watford City, ND formerly of Frazee, MN
Age: 27



Stephanie Raye (Anderson) Sanford, 27, of Watford City, ND formerly of Frazee, MN died at the Mayo Hospital in Rochester, MN surrounded by her loving family on November 18, 2021 after a year-long, fierce battle with Leukemia and Graft Versus Host Disease. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 11:00am at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City, ND.

Stephanie was born on one of the coldest days of the year in January, 1994 in Detroit Lakes, MN. She grew up on the family turkey farm near Wolf Lake, MN with her parents and two older brothers, Erik and Peter.

Stephanie was baptized and attended church at Bethany Lutheran Church near Wolf Lake. She was confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran in Frazee, MN.

Steph attended school in Frazee, MN and graduated with the Class of 2012. She was a proud member of the successful Frazee Flygirls Dance Team. She received her undergraduate degree at Minnesota State - Moorhead and her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology at Minot State University in 2018. Stephanie loved her job as a speech therapist working with young children in the Watford City School system.

On December 28, 2018 Steph married her love, Kevin Sanford in a small ceremony in Scottsdale, AZ and they began their life together. They enjoyed the simple things and both were happy being homebodies. Fishing, hunting, and friends around a campfire were some of their best days.

In November, 2019 they welcomed little Sonny Jean into the world and she became the light of their lives!

Stephanie is survived by her husband, Kevin, their daughter, Sonny, her parents, John Anderson and LaRaye Anderson, her brothers Peter and Erik (Elise) and their 6 children, Thomas, Nora, Rosie, Samuel, Katherine & Michael. She is also survived by her in-laws, Ron and Janet Sanford, Brad (Amber) Sanford and their three boys, Cody, Jack & Carson, Kayla (Peter) Lardakis, and their children Sia and Will.

Steph was preceded by her grandparents, John and Hazel Pilot and Dennis and Rosie Anderson.

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Kathy Klang (Watford City , North Dakota)
Nov 21, 2021
Our sincere sympathies Kevin, Sonny, Anderson and Sanford families. I didn't know Stephanie but read of her fight on Caringbridge. She sounded like an amazing, loving, courageous young woman. Prayers for all of you during this heartbreaking journey.
Judy Jensen (Sidney, MT)
Nov 21, 2021
My heart goes out to all who love and grieve the loss of Stephanie…..
Jeff & Ann Johnsrud
Nov 21, 2021
Kevin, Sonny and Sanford and Anderson families,
Our sincere and deepest sympathy to all of you on this great loss of Stephanie. I did not know her but felt I did through our daughter in law Nikki. I know our Gracie was there to greet her at the gates of heaven. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time and in the weeks and months to come. God’s blessings to you all.
Denise Grantier (Bismarck, ND)
Nov 21, 2021
My heart goes out to Kevin and Sonny and Steph’s family. May God wrap you in his arms in the days ahead.
Tammy Wilson (Bismarck , ND)
Nov 22, 2021
Such sadness. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin and Sonny and LaRaye and Janet’s families.
Landa E Manders (Bismarck, North Dakota)
Nov 22, 2021
Sending love and hugs to all who loved and will miss Stephanie. I was never able to know her, but she sounded like a light in the darkness, a joyful woman and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Her courage was a beacon, I am so deeply sorry for all of you!
Lesley Magnus (Minot, ND)
Nov 22, 2021
Wishing love and peace to your family and friends. Your smile was beautiful and your heart big. So many gained an angel. You won’t be forgotten.
Cyndi (Detroit Lakes, Mn)
Nov 22, 2021
Sorry for the loss of such a beautiful person. I didn't know her,but what i read she seemed like a amazing person. Gods Bleing.
Lori McCloskey (Grant, NE)
Nov 22, 2021
Dear LaRaye and Family,
Words are so inadequate at a time like this…We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter. We are thinking of you and wishing you peace, comfort and healing as you remember Stephanie.
Kelly and Lori McCloskey
Richard A Hardy (Klamath Falls, OR)
Nov 22, 2021
It is so difficult to lose someone so young and full of life. My heart goes out to the family and friends.
Erica Johnsrud & Chas Neff (Watford City, ND)
Nov 23, 2021
Kevin, Sonny, and family -
You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of Steph. May memories of happier times help guide you through the days and weeks ahead. May God wrap His arms around you.
Erica & Chas
Shakeena Schommer (Granite Falls, Minnesota)
Nov 23, 2021
Han, I was saddened to hear of the death of Stephanie. I know that this is a difficult time for family and friends. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rheannon Currie (Yorkton, SK)
Nov 23, 2021
I'm so heartbroken for Steph and her family. Wishing them all peace. You'll be missed Steph.
Alexandra Graves (Calgary, Alberta)
Nov 23, 2021
My sincere sympathies to Kevin, Sonny, Anderson family, Sanford family and all of those who loved Steph. You are all in my thoughts. Stephanie, you will be missed.
Bernadette Vigness Barbula (Sidney, MT)
Nov 23, 2021
LaRaye and family, I am so sorry for your loss.
Lynn
Nov 24, 2021
Prayers for Stephanie's family and friends.
Guy Dodge (Watford City, ND)
Nov 24, 2021
LaRaye and family thinking of you wishing you peace and comfort and my prayers.
Donna Chalimonczyk (Moorhead, MN)
Nov 27, 2021
So, so sorry, La Raye - a beautiful daughter gone from our presence - to leave a hole in hearts that just doesn't go away. . grief is love with no where to go....but rejoice for she was with you and sweetened your life for so many years,.
Larry Feldt (Denver, Iowa)
Nov 30, 2021
God's divine blessings of Comfort and Strength to all. God rest His favor upon you, and give you peace.
Frazee High School Class of 2012
Uncle Gary & Aunt Linda Melland & Family
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The Sanford Family
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Steph, Beth, Kelly, LaRae & Families
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The Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiative
The Renville Family
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Counselor Reality Family
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Kevin, Linda, Kyle, Leana & Family, Brooke, Jack & Sutton
First International Bank & Trust
Paul, Kim, Pat, Mike, Dan, & Nancy Wagner & Families
The Lockrems & Mickelsons
Watford City Class of 2009
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Aunt Bev, Jess & Barb
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MCPSD #1 Staff, Students & Board Members
Steph, Beth, Kelley, LeRae & Families
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The Culps Family & The Joshua Schuh Family
Adam Brandvold, Thrivent
Shelley Johnson
Michael & Katie Williams & Family
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