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Sanda K. Weitzel

November 27, 1947 — May 15, 2023

Grand Island

 

Sanda K. Weitzel, 75, of St. Paul, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2023, at Crane Gardens in Grand Island, surrounded by her family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 4 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2023 at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul, with the Revs. Vince Parsons and Art Faesser concelebrating the Mass.

A private family burial will be held at a later date in the Oregon Trail Memorial Park Cemetery in Bridgeport.

A rosary will be recited 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the church before the Mass.

Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family.

The service will be livestreamed on Peters Funeral Home Facebook page. The direct link for that page is www.facebook.com/PetersFuneralHomeSP.

 Sanda was born on November 27, 1947, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Edward “Skinny” and Isabel (Middleton) McNabb.

Sanda grew up in Bridgeport, Nebraska, and graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1966.

 She married John A. Weitzel on December 17, 1965, in Bridgeport. Sanda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Chadron State College. 

Sanda was a dedicated K-8 teacher, having worked at several elementary schools throughout her career, including Banner School District 30, Elba public schools, and St. Paul elementary school system. She officially retired from teaching in 2014 but continued substituting post-retirement.

Sanda was an active member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Hay Springs, where she regularly shared her gift of music by playing organ and piano. She was also an active Sidney and St. Paul Catholic community member. Sanda was a passionate and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, knitting, baking, and cooking and had an open-door policy, and if you left her home hungry, it was your fault.

Sanda will be deeply missed by all who know her.

 Sanda is survived by her children and spouses, Paul and Lynn Weitzel of Woodbury, MN, Craig Weitzel of Erie, CO, Michele and Jeff Housh of Hay Springs, Tami and Kevin Reilly of St. Paul, Amy and Matt Oliver of Grand Island; 20 grandchildren, Jordan (Ryan), Brooke (Bryan), Jaycee, Jaelyn (David), Christian, McKenna (Jacob),  Jillian, Stella, Grace, Reese, Hudson, Reegan, Paxton, Andrew, Madyn, Brogan, Blake, Declan, Maeve and Jameson; and five great-grandchildren, Zella, Case, Millie, Wrenley & Baker; brother, Eddy and Nadine McNabb of Bayard; and brother-in-law, James Woznick of Bridgeport.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John on Aug. 10, 2020; sister, Jarolyn Woznick; in-laws, Albert and Mary Lou Weitzel; and brother-in-law, Mike Wrage.

 In lieu of flowers and plants, the family requests memorials given to the John & Sanda Weitzel “Class Act” scholarship fund.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sanda K. Weitzel, please visit our flower store.

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Rosary

Thursday, May 18, 2023

3:30 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

713 Elm St, Saint Paul, NE 68873

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Mass

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

713 Elm St, Saint Paul, NE 68873

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