Dell Ray Sanko


Dell Ray Sanko of Chaska, MN passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at Hennepin County Medical Center on July 10th, 2021 following a traumatic brain injury. Dell was born September 21st, 1966 in Virginia MN. He is survived by his wife, Heather; son, Trenton (Serena), and granddaughter Evelyn Sanko, of Chaska, MN; parents, Rodney and Janet Sanko of Sawyer, MN; siblings Cory (Erin) of Winona, MN; Jay (Karman) of Cloquet, MN; Garrett (Melissa) of Ladysmith, WI; Brett Sanko of Carlton County, MN; Cherie Brungardt of Fort White, FL; three nephews and two nieces.

Dell has worked for the Assessor’s Offices of Carlton, Scott, and Carver Counties, as well as for the City of Minneapolis. He loved to share his passions with others, including architecture, nature, and art. He was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on May 26th 1984, and held dearly the hope of being able to enjoy all these things in a future paradise here on earth. We eagerly await the time when we will be reunited with Dell and see his smiling face again in perfect health and peace. (Acts 24:15) For the safety of family and friends, a memorial service is planned to be held virtually on July 31st 2021. Please visit for more details.

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