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.
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
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.