Seefeld, Sandra L.
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Sandra Leah Seefeld of Somerville, Ohio, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014, at the age of 69. She was born on January 21, 1945, daughter of the late Robert E. and Bernice (Dake) Seefeld of Van Dyne, Wisconsin, and was a 1963 graduate of the Horace Mann High School in North Fond du Lac. Sandra leaves behind many friends, colleagues, and students, who were touched by her compassion, fierce independence, simple demeanor, and devotion to music and teaching. Sandra was the recipient of the 2007 Curry Educator Award, the highest honor offered by Miami University's School of Fine Arts (Oxford, Ohio), upon her retirement from 30 years of full-time teaching at Miami's Department of Music. She was the flutist of the Miami Wind Quintet for 21 years, and she concertized and recorded with that ensemble and as a soloist throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Taiwan, the Czech Republic, Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, Greece, England, Venezuela and Ecuador. She served as principal flutist of the Ensemble de Festival d'Echternach (Luxembourg) for 15 years, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra (1970-74), the Richmond (Indiana) Orchestra for several years, and the Whitewater Opera Company Orchestra. Sandra also played in the AIMS Summer Vocal Institute Orchestra in Graz, Austria. Her degrees are from the Eastman School of Music and Northwestern University. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 8, at 1 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 1425 E. Main St., Richmond, Indiana. Donations may be made to Hospice of Hamilton (Ohio). Condolences at hodappfuneralhome.com
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Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on Feb. 20, 2014