Motorcycle crash kills Delano woman

DELANO, MN – A motorcycle crash has claimed the life of Sandy Griebel, 60, of Delano.

According to Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud, his office was dispatched to crash involving a motorcycle and a deer on Carver County Road 10 near 46th Street in Watertown Township at 9:24 p.m. Tuesday.

Griebel was the passenger on the motorcyle driven by Brett “Jim” Griebel. She was transported to Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia, transferred to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, and succumbed to her injuries early Wednesday  morning.

Jim was not seriously injured.

Funeral services for Sandy will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Motley Free Methodist Church, 33 Wellwood St. E. Visitation will occur from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano. Visitation will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the church in Motley prior to the services. Interment will be in the Motley Public Cemetery.

See the Aug. 2 edition of the Delano Herald Journal for a full obituary.

Kamerud did not believe helmets were worn at the time of the crash.

“It’s a tragic incident to be certain,” he said.

His office was assisted by Ridgeview Ambulance, Watertown Fire Department, and Minnesota State Patrol, which reconstructed the crash.


  1. Laure & Brian Rudolph says:

    Its so very sad to hear the passing of such a beautiful soul such as Sandy. My husband and I are very fortunate to hold very fond memories of Sandy and the family from the Delano Legion.

    Sandy always had a smile, a contagious laugh and the funniest personality, caring always about others and at their side when they needed a shoulder to lean on.

    Constantly volunteering, giving unconditionally and most important, she loved her family and friends so much. Never a day she didnt talk about them with that gleam in her eye of how proud she was of all their accomplishments or just funny things they did or shared together.

    Rest in Peace my dear Sandy, and watch over your family as you always have. Your presence will be missed but you will never be forgotten. Brian and I will be at your celebration to honor such a beautiful soul, and the new Angel who earned her wings.

    With love and respect to the entire family. May you all find peace and comfort with beautiful memories, things she taught you, things shared, and the many years you all had together.

    Love, Laure (Swany) & Brian Rudolph

  2. Michele says:

    To Jim & Family:
    My Heart goes out to you Jim and
    All family members.sandy being one of the sweetest and loving women I knew.her sons and her grandchildren were her happiness in life. Along with lifetime partner and best friend, her husband jim.God decided to Take sandy and make her a special angel. I pray peace to all of you and your great loss.she will be missed very much.

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