Sandra K. Nugent (nee Herling)

Feb. 16, 1942 - Jan. 21, 2009

Sandra K. Nugent (nee Herling), 66, of Waukesha, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009. She was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Madison, to George and Kathleen (nee Mael) Herling.

Sandra was the oldest of 10 children and was a little mother to all of the them. Some of her happier times were singing songs with her sisters and brothers. She had a kind-hearted soul and was always strong no matter what life had in store. Sandra cherished her children and her six grandchildren. She had an amazing side to her and a warm, loving touch.

Sandra will be sadly missed by her mother and her children, Michael (Tracy) of Beaver Dam and Tracy of Poplar Creek, Ill. She was the beloved "nannie" of six grandchildren, Daniel, Casey, Haley, Cassaundra, Tiffany and Katelyn. She was also the dear sister of Patricia (David) McCloskey, Judith Ball, Nancy (William) Dearth, Richard (Tammy) Herling, Susan (Richard) O’Leary, Sallie (Gregory) Gilmore, Peggy (Anthony) Bodway, Jennifer (Gregory) Whiting and Geoffrey Herling.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel, and her father.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Monday, Jan. 26, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 824 N. East Ave., Waukesha. A procession to Prairie Home Cemetery will follow.

For those of you who have a mom, treasure her with care. For you will never know her value, "til you see her vacant chair. Many a lonely heartache and often a silent tear, always a beautiful memory of one who was so dear.