Obit: Walteraitis, Sandra Mae #2 (1940 - 2009)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Walteraitis, Raether, Vetterkind, Abramowicz, Feil, Woodford, Lang, Stahnke, Welch, Apfelbeck

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., WI.) April 15, 2009

Walteraitis, Sandra Mae (12 April 1940 - 10 April 2009)

Sandra Mae Walteraitis, age 68, of Thorp, passed away with her family by her side on Friday, April 10, 2009 at Chippewa Manor Nursing Home in Chippewa Falls.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at the Thorp Funeral Home with Rev. Keith Apfelbeck officiating. Burial followed in St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery in Thorp. Visitation was held at Thorp Funeral home on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service with Pastor Daniel Welch.

Pallbearers were Gary Abramowicz, Scott Feil, Jerry Woodford, Cory Abramowicz, Kevin Abramowicz and Brandon Woodford.

Sandra Mae Vetterkind was born on April 12, 1940 in Thorp, WI, to Charles and Leona (Raether) Vetterkind. She attended Thorp schools and graduated from Thorp High School in 1958. Sandra was united in marriage to Lawrence Walteraitis on December 27, 1958 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in thorp. She worked side-by-side with her husband on their farm for 50 years. In the past, she worked at the Clark County Health Care Center in the kitchen, at Oakbrook Health & Rehab in housekeeping and as a Certified Nursing Assistant, and also at the Thorp Dairy Bar. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Her favorite pastime was shopping for apple decorations so she could decorate her kitchen.

Sandra is survived by her husband, Lawrence, of Thorp; her four children: Penney (Gary) Abramowicz of Manitowoc, WI, Rebecca (Scott) Feil of Manistee, MI, Candace Woodford of Chippewa Falls, WI, Larry (Traci) Walteraitis of Thorp; seven grandchildren: Cory Abramowicz of Chicago, IL, Kevin Abramowicz of Ann Arbor, MI, Courtney and Brandon Woodford of Chippewa Falls, WI, Kayla and Katelynn Feil of Manistee, MI, Lucas Walteraitis of Thorp; three sisters: Shirley (Joe) Lang of Thorp, Sharon Vetterkind of Thorp, and Sheila (Jim) Stahnke of Mesa, AZ; and one brother, Raymond (Jackie) Vetterkind of Thorp.

Sandra is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Leona Vetterkind; her mother-in-law, Victoria Walteraitis, and her father-in-law, Anton Walteraitis.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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