Sandra A. Laufer, 70

Sandra A. Laufer (nee Dreifuerst), 70, of West Bend passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2010, while traveling in California.
    She was born to Sylvester and Bette (nee Croyle) Dreifuerst on July 23, 1939, in Campbellsport. On April 18, 1959, she married Joel Anderson. For the first year of their marriage, the couple resided in River Falls and then settled in West Bend.
    They leave behind a wonderful legacy of four children, Greg (Kathleen) Anderson of Savage, Minn., Linda (Kevin) Steiner of West Bend, Michele (Scott) Wuest of Oshkosh and Jeffrey (Aimee) Anderson of Carmel, Ind.; 12 grandchildren, Kali Anderson, Monica Anderson, Joseph Anderson, Aaron Steiner, Elizabeth Steiner, Peter Steiner, Andrew Steiner, Emily Wuest, Hannah Boegel, Natalie Boegel, Colin Anderson and Ian Anderson.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Joel, in 1994.
    After Joelís death, she married her beloved companion, James Laufer, in 1999 and embraced Jamesí five children, Dr. Chris (Jenn) Laufer of Oshkosh, Scott (Jen) Laufer of North Bend, Wash., Matthew Laufer of Milwaukee, Lynn (Jason) Wilke of Wauwatosa and Greg Laufer of Milwaukee; his seven grandchildren, Ben Laufer, Claire Laufer, Dane Laufer, Annika Laufer, Abby Laufer, Jake Wilke and Olivia Wilke.
    Sandy devoted her life to raising her family. Her grandchildren and stepgrandchildren were the light of her life. She enjoyed traveling, especially taking a trip with each of her grandchildren.
    A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, July 30, at 3 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church with a private burial of the cremated remains in Holy Angels Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church only on Friday from noon until 2:45 p.m.
    In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials to the Holy Angels School Trust Fund or the charity of the donorís choice.
    The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.