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January 18, 2018

1/16/2018 4:01:00 PM
Sandra L. Meehan, 79
Died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018

Sandra L. Meehan, 79, of Annandale, formerly of New York City died Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at the Annandale Care Center.

A graveside service was held Monday, Jan. 8, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Cemetery, near French Lake.

Sandi is survived by her sisters, Shirley (Norbert) Cody-Woitas of Annandale and Janet Sarles of Scroggins, Texas; sister-in-law, Janice Peterson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kelly Meehan; husbands, Danny Meehan and Al Tanenbaum; partner, Michael Young; parents, John and Vera Keto; brother, Robert Keto; and sister, Patricia Rose.

Sandra Lee Meehan was born May 23, 1938, to John and Vera (Jokinen) Keto in Minneapolis. Sandi grew up in Minneapolis where she graduated from West High School. She spent every summer of her childhood at their lake place on Lake Sylvia. Following her graduation, Sandi moved to Kentucky where she was hired as a dancer in a dancing ensemble. Sandi then moved to New York City, where she continued her career as a dancer and performer. In the early 1960s, Sandi and some girlfriends set out for Chicago to apply at the Playboy Club. She was hired and worked as a hostess at the Chicago club, and then returned to New York City where she continued to work at the Playboy Club. While living in New York, Sandi married entertainer, Danny Meehan. The following year, her daughter, Kelly Colleen was born. As a family, they traveled the world, while Danny performed in Broadway shows, clubs, and TV. Her daughter Kelly performed at one of his venues. After Danny's death in 1978, Sandi lived in New York City and the Hamptons, eventually moving to California, where she met her future husband, Al Tanenbaum. They returned to New York City and Al died shortly after. Sandi's daughter, Kelly, was then diagnosed with cancer and died in 1995. Sandi then moved to Florida, where she met her longtime partner, Mike Young. They spent many wonderful years together living in New York City, the Hamptons, Alabama, and Georgia, before returning to Florida. After Mike's death, she returned to her home of Minnesota, due to her failing health and to be closer to her family. Sandi will be remembered for her generous and charismatic personality, sense of humor, and eye-catching looks. If she loved you, she would do anything for you. Dancing always remained a passion of hers, as well as painting, horse races, real estate and traveling.

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