Sandra A. Wacek, age 78, passed away peacefully on April 29 at her home in Fremont, California. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Olivia with Rev. Joe Steinbeisser as celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is for one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the St. Aloysius Building Fund. Arrangements by Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Olivia, MN.
Sandra was employed by Crocker National Bank and Bank of America for 32 years. Sandy was an avid golfer and after retirement was a board member of several women’s clubs in the Fremont area. She loved history and researched the family tree over several years which allowed her to make many acquaintances and friends around the country and even Europe. Sandy enjoyed reading, especially history, as evidenced by her very large private library of biographies and historical novels. Sandy’s Little Library loaned books to numerous friends and neighbors.
She cared deeply for family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with them, whether it was playing cards or entertaining them for holidays. She was an amazing cook and always had leftovers for those who wanted extras to take home.
She is survived by her sisters and brothers, Joan Chirico of Fort Mills, South Carolina, Gloria Serbus of Milaca, Lane (and Marcy) Wacek of Olivia, Kay Dickey of St. Louis, Missouri, Doug (and Judy) Wacek of Burlington, Vermont, and Kevin (and Patricia) Wacek of Coon Rapids, and her 23 nieces and nephews. Sandy was preceeded in death by her parents; her brothers Brian Wacek, Dennis Wacek, Gary Wacek and sister, Lyndean Phinney and her sister-in-law Becky Wacek and brother-in-laws Dominick Chirico and Joseph Serbus.
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