-- Patricia Sullivan, Washington Post
Sandra Power Hummel, 65, a homemaker and dietary aide, died Dec. 23, 2009 of
progressive supranuclear palsy at the Edina Care and Rehabilitation Center in Edina,
Mrs. Hummel was born in Washington and graduated from Western High School
(1963). She danced at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio when she was a teenager. She
married in 1960 and became a full-time homemaker.
In 1978, her family moved to Minnesota, and Mrs. Hummel became a dietary aide in the
Alzheimer's wing of the Minnesota Masonic Home in Bloomington. She retired nine years
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, H. Austin Hummel of Bloomington; three
children, Chris Hummel of Eagan, Minn., Marye Groothousen of Ramsey, Minn., and
Therese Kaun of Prior Lake, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.