Mandy Elaine Waasdorp passed away the evening of Saturday, May 28, 2022.
Mandy was born in Minneapolis, MN on September 20th, 1963, to Robert and Vivian (Bergstrom) Doherty, where her four older siblings, Shelley, Robert, William, and Randy awaited her arrival. And then she awaited the arrival of one younger sibling, Stacey. She spent her childhood in Minneapolis where some of her favorite activities were roller skating at Skateland and sunbathing in the backyard or at Twin Lake. She loved her record player and would listen to her The Carpenters album nightly, or just teasing the nosey neighbor, Mrs. England, with her hand binoculars. She met her best friend Sue Jensen and they loved spending their weekends at the lake playing cards. Every weekend they spent playing poker and taking all their friends’ money. She worked at Burger King and Zantigos. That’s where her love of Whoppers and Chilitos came from. Mandy was an avid Scrabble player, she also loved shooting pool and of course a good game of poker.
At the age of 15, she met the love of her life, Ricky Waasdorp. They went on to spend the next 42 years together, raising their children, and building a life they loved. In those years Mandy and Ricky would go on to have three children: Curtis, Derek, and Kelly. They were a perfect addition to the two children Ricky had previously, Dawn Frank and Trevor Frank.
In 1992, Mandy and Ricky moved to Ottertail, MN. Mandy worked most of her years as a seamstress. It was in Ottertail where they built their home together and a couple businesses.
As a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend, you could find Mandy on the lake sunbathing, thrifting, finding the nearest garage sales, or of course picking up anything labeled “free” on the side of the road. Mandy would always have you laughing or turning your head with her quick wit and humor as she loved to tell jokes and make anyone in her company laugh. When Mandy wasn’t doing these things, you could find her playing an intense game of Cribbage or Scrabble with her children, siblings, or best friend.
Mandy is survived by her children Curtis Waasdorp of Ottertail, MN, Derek Waasdorp of Ottertail, MN, and Kelly (Nick) Barnum of Battle Lake, MN, Trevor Frank of New York Mills, MN, and Dawn Frank of Minneapolis, MN; seven grandchildren Kalub, Kyle, Kayley, Sophia, Isaiah, Alyssa, and Kiana; her siblings Robert Doherty of Coon Rapids, MN, Shelley (Collin) Aubin of Brooklyn Park, MN, Randy Doherty of Detroit lakes, MN, and Stacey (Clyde) Kelleher, of Andover, MN; her best friend Sue Jensen of Fergus Falls, MN; and ten nieces and nephews.
Mandy was preceded in death by her husband Ricky Waasdorp; her parents Robert Doherty and Vivian (Bergstrom) Doherty; and her brother William “Bill” Doherty.
Schoeneberger Funeral & Cremation Service, Perham, MN (218) 346-5175 www.schoenebergerfh.com