Sandra G. Ramsthal

Sandra G. Ramsthal, nee Garbutt, 67, of Little Cedar Lake, West Bend, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.

She was born on Oct. 11, 1939 in Milwaukee to the late Horace and Gail (nee Brown) Garbutt.

Sandi graduated from Riverside High School in 1957, and then attended Hanover College in Hanover, Ind. for several years.

Sandi and her family summered on Little Cedar Lake, which is where she met Jim Ramsthal.

They were united in marriage on Aug. 27, 1960 in Summerfield United Methodist Church in Milwaukee, after which they made their home in West Bend.

Sandi was a member of the Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church. She enjoyed bridge and was a member of several bridge clubs in West Bend.

Sandi was an officer and first recipient of the honored "Golden Bone Award" of the USACTC (United States of America Coton de Tulear Club).

She traveled the country and attended dog shows, where she and her dog "Sugar" won many Best In Shows.

Sandi enjoyed traveling all over the world with her family. They had visited over 20 countries just in the past seven years.

Her greatest passion was the love for her family, and others who knew her became better people and lived better lives because of her presence.

She is survived by her husband, Jim; two children, Bob Ramsthal and Beth Ramsthal, both of West Bend; a sister-in-law, Kathy Ramsthal of West Bend; a cousin, Pat (Dale) Poch of West Bend; other relatives and many friends around the world.

Preceding her in death was a daughter, Linda Ramsthal.

Funeral services for Sandi will be held on Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m. at the Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church.

Pastor Jon Bartlett will officiate, and entombment will follow in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Visitation will be held on Friday at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, West Bend from 4 until 8 p.m., and also on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials to the American Heart Association or the USACTC (c/o Sandra Bearden, P.O. Box 214 Ackerly, TX 79713) are appreciated by the family.

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