Sandra Sue Schwabauer passed on November 4, 2014. She was born to John & Grace Truesdell on March 23, 1941 in Mendon, Missouri. Sandra worked for Graber’s Hardware Store for 37 years as a bookkeeper before retiring in 2012. Sandra and Bill met through mutual friends and were married on January 19, 1979. Sandra loved her family & cherished spending time with them including her grandkids. She was an avid reader, pacing around a book a week! Sandra loved animals, she enjoyed bird watching & feeding wild animals, and caring for her dogs. Sandra is preceeded in death by her parents and Brother Johnny Truesdell. She is survived by husband William “Bill” Schwabauer; Sons, Brandon Bacon and wife Susan, Steve Bacon and wife Crystal, and John Bacon and wife Jessica; Grandchildren, Shannon Kalal, Jaxon Bacon, John Truesdell (J.T.) Bacon, Sydney Bacon, Kyndal Bacon, and Josie Bacon; Great Grandchild Bella Kalal; and Sister Mary Smith. Visitation will be held on Thursday November 6, 2014 at Petersen Funeral Home from 5-9pm with family greeting friends from 6-730pm. Funeral Service will be held at 2pm on Friday November 7, 2014 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. Memorials may be made out to Caring Hands Humane Society.
Your family has my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. Ms. Sandra will be dearly missed. Though now you are grieving, please remember that you are not alone. Psalm 46 : 1 says, ” God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress. ” Pray to Him for strength. He will really help you ( Isaiah 41 : 10 ) because He cares for you ( 1 Peter 5 : 7 ).
Those of us who were in high school and worked at Graber’s with Sandy remember her as a really bright light there. She was always smiling and cheerful, eager to listen and help–even to us teenagers! She was a friend to us all, and we appreciated more than she will ever know.