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Sandra S. Vondenhuevel
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  • Otterbein St. Marys Life Enrichment Center
    11230 State Route 364
    St. Marys , OH 45885

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New Bremen, OH 45869
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“I am so sorry for your loss. Sandy will be greatly missed by all of you and me. Sandy will be forever in my heart. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Nancy Christman - South Range, WI

“Tim, Robin and Family,We are very sorry to hear of this news. We will keep you all in our prayers during this difficult time. May the many...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Stephany & Roger Deeter - Troy, OH

“We share your SorrowWalt-Ermie Schmitmeyer ”
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“Barb, Samantha, Ashley, and Jessi. So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs to all of you. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Barbara Tawney - Bryan, OH

“We are all so saddened to hear of your loss. Sandy has left a mark on all of us. My kids remember learning to float on their backs in the YMCA pool...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Jenny Miltner - New Knoxville, OH

“Dear Barb, Ashley and Family, Please accept our deepest sympathies over the loss of your dear mother/grandmother. You all are in our prayers.Carla,...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“George and Family, So very sorry for your loss. Hugs and Prayers during this difficult time. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Dina (Vanderhorst) and Jim Marchal - OH

“I only recently joined the water walking class at Otterbein. Sandy amazed me with her endless energy. She was always so upbeat and it was obvious...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Lou Ann Kremer - MARIA STEIN, OH

“So sorry for your loss. Carol Dennings ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“To George, and all of Sandra's family, my sincere sympathy for your loss. Sandy was an inspiration to us in the water walking class at Otterbein LEC...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Marilyn Sommer - New Bremen, OH

“so sorry for your loss ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: teena ward - SAINT MARYS, OH

“My deepest sympathies to all suffering through this tremendous loss. Sandy's self-sacrifice was evident to me as she welcomed all newcomers to her...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jill Eilerman - Columbus, OH

“Thinking of you George & praying that you & your family will find peace in the memories of Sandy. I know we will remember all the good times we had...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Phyllis palmer - New Bremen, OH

“Our thoughts & prayers are with you George & to your entire family during this difficult time. We surely will miss Sandy at our Sr Volleyball, Yoga ...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: John Palmer - New Bremen, OH

“I will always remember you Sue. We had our kids almost at the same time even our first ones that we both lost. I will always remember you and Pete...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Knoop - Sidney, OH - Sister

“Donna so sorry to hear of your motherspassing... ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Denise Joyce - Sidney, OH


of New Bremen, died on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:09 A.M. at the Joint Twp. Dist. Memorial Hospital, of St. Marys, as a result of an automobile accident. She was born on January 30, 1945 in Greenville, the daughter of the late Ronald "Red" and Hannah "Izzy" (Richardson) Tinkham. On January 19, 1963 she married George Vondenhuevel, Jr., and he survives in New Bremen. Also surviving are her children Tim (Robin) Vondenhuevel of Wapakoneta, John (Liza) Vondenhuevel, Barb (Scott) Taylor, and Donna (John) Ankerman all of St. Marys, fourteen grandchildren: Sierra (Charles) Inbody, Kaleb (Sam) Vondenhuevel, John (Teresa) Vondenhuevel, Jr, Jason (Megan) Vondenhuevel, Codie Deaton, Jessica Deaton, Shianne (Kyle) Deaton, Jessica Brown, Ashley Brown, Samantha (Daniel) Young, Amber (Scott) Shough, Jana Waldrop, Colton Ankerman, Jaret Ankerman, sixteen great-grandchildren, and her siblings Diane Koop of Sidney, Mike Tinkham of Greenville, Patty (Ernie) Bryley of Piqua, and Linda (Larry) Smith of Greenville. Along with her parents, Sandra was proceeded in death by her daughter Deborah Vondenhuevel, great-granddaughter Marissa Shough, and a sister Kay-Ann Fowler.

Sandra was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer of New Bremen. She worked for many years as a Habilitation Specialist at Heritage Center in Minster. After she retired, she spent much of her time volunteering for Agape and the Otterbein St. Marys Life Enrichment Center, and was an exceptional volunteer for the Auglaize/Mercer YMCA in New Bremen. She was also an advisor of the Ambitious Farmers 4-H Club for many years. She enjoyed giving swimming lessons, hiking and walking, coloring, and exercising, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen with Rev. Fr. Thomas Dorn officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Augustine Cemetery in Minster. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, from 3:00 until 7:00 P.M. at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and from 9:30 until 10:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer, the Rosary will then be prayed at 10:00 A.M. Memorial contributions in memory Sandra can be directed to the Otterbein St. Marys Life Enrichment Center, 11230 State Route 364
St. Marys, Ohio 45885. Condolences to the Vondenhuevel family can be left online at