Sandra M. Boutilier

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died November 19, 2020

Sandra M. “Butler” Boutilier, age 80, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 19, 2020, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.

Sandy was born June 4, 1940, on the family farm in Perkins, the daughter of Henry and Georgina (Williamson) Soderstrom. She was raised in Perkins and was a 1958 graduate of Perkins High School.

Following graduation, Sandy headed to Milwaukee and attended the Patricia Stevens Career College where she studied modeling and fashion.

Sandy married Norman Boutilier on September 23, 1961 and together they shared 55 wonderful years of marriage and raised four daughters – Brenda, Lori, Gina and Penny.

Sandy was an accomplished seamstress. She worked several years for a local bridal shop in Gladstone and designed and sewed her daughter’s prom dresses and wedding dresses as well as some outstanding and memorable Halloween costumes for her five grandchildren. Her years of creating and crafting consisted of making many special holiday gifts with abundant love for special friends and family.

Sandy had a great passion for golf. She spent many summer days on the Gladstone Golf Course leading to 3 club championships. Her love and dedication in serving on GGC’s 18th hole expansion committee was her proudest accomplishment. During the winter months Sandy would head west to visit relatives in New Mexico where unforgettable memories of “sister time” were made!

Survivors include:
Daughters: Brenda (Bryan) Ferguson of Fruita, CO
Lori (Kelly) Shea of Gladstone, MI
Gina Sitko of Virginia Beach, VA
Penny (Matt) Mollica of Hudsonville, MI
Sisters: Lois Holm of Albuquerque, NM
Beverley (Larry) Williams of Albuquerque, NM
Grandchildren: Kailee (DJ) Metzer, Carson Shea, Megan Sitko, Adam Sitko
and Anthony Mollica
Sisters in law: Donna Boutilier and Sally Soderstrom
Brother in law: Raymond Boutilier
Special Friends: Judy Tochterman and Rosie Spindler
Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, Henry and Georgina and her loving husband Norman, Sandra was preceded in death by:
Brother: Willliam Soderstrom
Infant Grandsons: Aiden and Ethan Mollica
Sandra was also preceded in death by several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.

Family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 3:00PM to 4:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow visiting hours, at 4:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home, with Pastor Dennis Meyette officiating. Sandra will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells. The wearing of masks and social distancing is appreciated by the Boutilier family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sandy’s name may be directed to First Lutheran Church Sewing Group in which Sandy was an active and loving member. Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.

15 Tributes for “Sandra M. Boutilier

    Sandy was my loving faithful friend, neighbor and fellow bus driver for many wonderful years. She touched the hearts of so many people. You couldn’t help like her with her beautiful smile and enthusiastic personality. Spending time with Sandy was always an exciting and unforgettable event. She lit a room with her presence. Sandy will be missed by many and I will miss her terribly. Love you my friend. ❤️

    Dear Boutilier Girls,
    So sorry for your loss. Sandy was one of those great east end Moms. I have fond memories of how pleasant she was to me every time I visited the house as we were growing up. Always a great lady. God Bless.
    Andy Wiltzius and Brenda

    Sorry to hear this. She was obviously a special person! My thoughts and prayers are with her and the family! RIP dear

    Sandy was definitely a special person, with such a kind heart and beautiful smile! She will definitely be missed by so many people, including my mom, Judy! She is finally resting peacefully, and I’m sure has that beautiful smile on her face! So sorry for your loss!

    Sandy was such an energetic, fun person. Such fun on bus trips to Ironwood for skiing. God’s peace to the whole wonderful family.

    Our deepest condolences for your family. We have very fond memories of Sandy. We were high school friends from Perkins ❤️. Shirley (Toots) Besson Johnson and Evora Stevenson Schaefer.

    Sandy was always cheerful at the family gatherings we had while growing up. I have many happy memories of those times .
    I am so sorry she had such a difficult time these past years. She was a very special person.

    So sorry to hear about Sandy. She brought joy and smile to many ! Whe will be sadly missed. Bless her heart.

    So many happy & fun memories when I think of my dear friend, going back to when we were room mates in Milwaukee. Whenever I came home to visit, Sandy was at the top of the list. Dave & I said our deepest sympathy. Heaven gained a special angel. Love & prayers, Dave & Nancy Gorski

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