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Sandra L. Todd

September 9, 2017
Sandra L. Todd
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Obituary for Sandra L. Todd

Sandra Lee (Shay) Todd, age 65, of Sturgis, MI passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017. She was the daughter of Dennis and Janet Shay of Des Moines, IA and is survived by her husband, Steve; son, Adam and his wife Lindsay; brother, Kevin and his wife Kris; sister, Susie; nieces, Julia and Emily; and nephew, Scott.

Sandy was raised in Des Moines, IA. She attended Iowa State and the University of Iowa where she earned her degree in dental hygiene and met many lifelong friends. After graduation, she moved to Michigan where she met her future, husband Steve. They had one son, Adam, who now lives in Philadelphia with daughter-in-law, Lindsay.
Sandy enjoyed planning and taking trips with family and friends. She captured these memories in pictures and prose which she loved to share with family and friends. She was well-known for her letters and emails to friends and her “famous” Christmas letters. She also enjoyed baking and would bake cookies for every holiday.
Sandy was always a bright spot at dinners, card club, and even made a dental visit enjoyable; in fact, her euchre club became an extended family for almost 30 years. Sandy valued genuine friendships and took great pride and a personal interest in her patients (occasionally baking them birthday cakes).
Sandy was a once-in-a-lifetime wife, mother, and friend and we were blessed to share our life with her. She taught us all the importance of appreciating and enjoying life while at the same time loving those closest to you. She will be missed, but will continue to live on in the hearts of each and everyone of us she touched.

An open house and gathering of family & friends to honor, share memories, and celebrate Sandy’s life will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 2:00-6:00 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 110 S. Clay St., Sturgis, MI. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Sandy’s memory consider the Sturgis Community Foundation 310 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place.

The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.

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celebration of life




2:00 PM 10/14/2017 2:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 10/14/2017 6:00:00 PM
St. John's Episcopal Church

110 S. Clay Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

St. John's Episcopal Church
110 S. Clay Street Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

Cemetery Details


Oak Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

300 E. South Street Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

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