Josephine A. Sanderfoot
Josephine Sanderfoot, age 95, Kimberly, passed away on Thursday June 20, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her loving family, just two weeks after being diagnosed with cancer. She was born November 2, 1918, the daughter of the late Jacob and Christine Van Hammond. Josephine married Clarence "Sandy" Sanderfoot on June 2, 1936. He preceded her in death on December 18, 1996 after 60 years of marriage. She was an avid fan of the Packers, Badgers, brewers and Papermakers and anything in which her children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren participated. Josephine was a talented woman who loved cooking, baking, sewing, knitting and reading. She volunteered at St. Joe's Food Pantry until one year ago. She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish and for many years worked with its Mission Club.
She is survived by her children: Ron and Faith Sanderfoot, Combined Locks; Gary and Marilyn Sanderfoot, Darboy; Shirley and Mike Otto, Appleton; Cyndi and Kim Jansen, Winneconne; fifteen grandchildren: Steve (Beth) Sanderfoot, Lori (Tom) Gritton, Jeff (Chris) Sanderfoot, Betsy (Jamie) Haase, Rick (Deb) Schroeder, Lisa (Dennis) Oudenhoven, Lynn Schroeder, Randy (Trudy) Vollmer, Amy (Phil) Killpatrick, Tom (Shawn) Sanderfoot, Dawn (John) Schrule, Gail (Greg) Gonnering, Marlee Jansen (Bob Dusek), Mandy (Chad) Reinke, Molly (Chris) Lee; thirty-two great-grandchildren: Will and Mary Beth Sanderfoot, Melissa and Thomas Gritton, A.J., Maddie, Jason and Michael Sanderfoot, Tyler and Brooke Haase, Ashley and Brett Schroeder, Jordan Oudenhoven, Adam, Abby and Noah Justinger, Joe Killpatrick, Rachel and Max Sanderfoot, Lauren, Sarah and Erika Schrule, Megan and Brianna Gonnering, Pietja, Samson and Otto Dusek, Brady, Cody and Carly Reinke, Josephine and Willamina Lee as well as many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Sandy, her children Dianna and Jerry Schroeder, Donna and Jon Vollmer, a great-grandchild Marcus Sanderfoot, all her siblings and their spouses and all of her husband's family.
Funeral Mass for Josephine will be Tuesday June 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, 600 E. Kimberly Avenue in Kimberly with Fr. Bob Kollath officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 12:00 pm until the time of the service. Burial at Holy Name Cemetery. For more information and to express condolences, please visit the online guestbook at www.wichmannfargo.com.
The family would like to thank Dr. Jack Anderson, Dr. John Swanson and the staff of ThedaCare Hospice for the care they gave to Josephine. Also, gratitude to Buck and Alice Larson for giving Josephine a ride to church each Sunday and to Jim and Kathy Fahl for being wonderful neighbors.
In life you taught us the values of faith, love, forgiveness, generosity, kindness, respect, grace, compassion, strength, dignity and the value of a good sense of humor. In facing death, and while making your final journey, you blessed us by modeling these very things. You will forever have our unending love and His amazing grace.
Until we meet again
Your loving family.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Holy Spirit Parish and St. Joseph's Food Pantry.
Jansen-Fargo Funeral Home
204 E Kimberly Ave Kimberly, WI 54136
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from June 21 to June 22, 2014