Sandra Lee Vietzke

Resided in Rapid River, MI
Died August 3, 2018

Sandra Lee Vietzke, 73, of Rapid River, passed away Friday August 3, 2018 at home surrounded by loved ones following a lengthy illness.
Sandra was born June 17, 1945 and raised in Escanaba where she was a 1963 graduate of Escanaba High School. Sandra won and was awarded the title of Miss Delta County in 1963. In addition she served as queen in the Escanaba Centennial Parade. Sandra majored in music at Northern Michigan University where she met and later married Thomas Vietzke. They were united in marriage on June 19, 1965 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Escanaba. They made their home in Rapid River where Sandra taught piano and raised their four children. Sandra later worked for the Frame Farm in Gladstone before managing the Wickert Floral Store in Gladstone for 30 years.

Sandra was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and All Saints Church. Her hobbies included making floral arrangements, cooking, baking and feeding her family. She loved her dogs and feeding the fawns on her property in Rapid River.

Survivors include:

Children:
Vicki (Carl) Logan of Harvard, IL
Kelly (Dave) Kurpier of Rapid River
Thomas (Danell) Vietzke Jr. of Rapid River
Leo (Danielle) Vietzke of Rapid River

Grandchildren:
Mikayel (Tiffany) Vietzke, Akayshia Logan, Paige Vietzke, Kailey Vietzke, Leondrea Vietzke, Thomas Vietzke III and Phillip Rummel.

Great Grandson: Linkin Vietzke

Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Her husband, Thomas, on July 14, 2011 and sister Lynette Rahoi preceded Sandra in death.

Sandra’s family will receive friends on Friday August 10, 2018 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services celebrating the life of Sandra Vietzke will follow at 5:30 pm with Deacon Steve Gauldoni officiating. Refreshments will be served during the visitation.

4 Tributes for “Sandra Lee Vietzke

    Sandy (my favorite cousin ), I was shocked to hear of your passing. It is so hard to believe as I thought you would live forever since you took my shots in kindergarten and never let me forget it. I am sure you will remind me when we hook up in Heaven. You were so brave telling me you had the shots and they didn’t hurt so you would go in my place. Having the same name was good for me!
    Miss you, my condolences to your family. Sincerely, Sandy Joyce Rahoi Farmer

    Another angel has gained her wings. Way too soon. Growing up, I always thought Sandy was “my” Miss America! She was bigger than life to this five year old. I had the privilege of being the flower girl in her wedding. Somehow, Henry & I thought it was acceptable to play with the little red wagon BEFORE the ceremony, dressed in our cute little bridal party outfits. Sandy was calm and very collected about the whole situation. Which turned out to be how she handled most situations throughout life. Her smile & hugs were heartfelt, she was sweet and kind to all of us. Her laugh was infectious. She loved her family and enjoyed cooking for and taking care of them. Knowing she’s reunited with her dear Tom and her Mom, provides some comfort. I pray for peace for her children, grandchildren and great grandchild as they navigate the new path that has been laid out before them. Be kind to one another and know that you were loved.

    Dear family of Sandy,
    I was so sad to hear of Sandy’s passing.
    I have such warm thoughts and wonderful memories of working with her at Wickert Floral. Her sweet, gentle and caring nature will always remain an inspiration and source of joy.
    What a wonderful and loved woman.

    To all of Sandy’s family,
    It was good to spend time with you during Sandra’s memorial. Her service was touching and I am certain she was smiling down on all of you. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and you grieve the loss yet celebrate the life of Sandy.
    God’s peace to you all,
    Judy (Couveau) Valente

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