Sandra J. Smithana, 76


Sandra “Sandy” J. Smithana (nee Moeser) passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the age of 76 years.

Sandy was born on Sept. 9, 1936, to Harvey and Thelma (nee Anderson) Moeser. She was born and raised in Milwaukee and graduated from Custer High School, class of 1954. She married Ray Smithana on July 2, 1955. Sandy truly enjoyed spending time with her family and was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Sandy is survived by her husband, Ray, of 57 years; children Rose Lochowicz, Raymond Smithana Jr., Renee (Tom) Ferguson, and Ruth (Ken) Henk; son-in-law Mike Rutzen; and grandchildren Heather Daniels, Andrew (Angie) Rutzen, Christina (Robert) Stoll, Sarah (Mike) Alexander, David Rutzen, Stephanie Henk, Kyle Henk, and Holly Henk. She is further survived by her great-grandchildren Bryce, Autumn, and Ashlynn; siblings Allison (Tom) Brownlee and Jerry (AnneRae) Moeser; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and dear friends. Sandy is preceded in death by her parents Harvey and Thelma.

A funeral service for Sandy will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at New Hope UCC, 4360 Jackson Drive, in Jackson, with the Rev. James Hill presiding. Visitation will be at the church from 1-2:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Private interment will take place at Southern Wisconsin VA Cemetery in Union Grove.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Charles Kaufmann for his care and compassion for Sandy and her family.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.