Sandra K. Driessen
1953 - 2021
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Sandra K. Driessen

Neenah - Sandra K. Driessen, age 67, died peacefully Saturday, April 3, 2021, with her loving husband by her side. She was born on November 23, 1953 in Neenah, WI, daughter of John L. Mischler and the late Margaret A. Cox. Sandy graduated from Neenah High School in 1972. Her creativity was shared as a designer at Gabriel Furniture and area florists. Later in life she shared her love and compassion by becoming a care giver for the Valley VNA.

Sandy was married to the love of her life, John Driessen, on September 23, 1984. They shared 37 years of happiness, a true love story, always having each other close. Their home was filled with family, love, and laughter. Sandy loved nature, gardening, playing with her flowers, family camping, spending time in the Northwoods fishing, cooking, and decorating.

Retirement years were some of the best times of their lives. John and Sandy had many travel adventures throughout the US in their RV, including trips to Arizona, Florida, Texas and always loved to make a pit stop in Nashville for live music. With these trips she enjoyed spending time with family, live music, meeting new friends, warm weather and her favorite was walking the beach.

Sandy lived a beautiful life, filled with joy, giving of her time, and believing in the best of everyone. She had a bright light, caring spirit and always lived life to the fullest. Her warm smile and infectious laugh always made you feel joy when you were with her.

Sandy was a loving and caring wife, mother grand and great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She shared in our family motto: "Family Is Everything." She cherished spending time with her children and attending her grandchildren's activities, including basketball, softball, and choir concerts. There were many sleepovers that included grandma's cooking, playing games, and baking delicious treats.

Survivors include her husband, John Driessen, Neenah, father, John (Dolly) Mischler, Menasha; children: Sarah (Dan) Schmidt, Fremont, Anna Driessen, Neenah, Jesse Driessen, Neenah; grandchildren: Allison and Clayton Schmidt, Fremont, Katie (Jacob) Brietzke Klapps, Menasha, Ashley Driessen, Neenah; great-grandson, Mason Klapps; her siblings: Mark (Kathy) Mischler, Menasha, Tom (Sandy) Mischler, Crivitz, Jack (Sue) Mischler, Diane (Al) Morse, Neenah, Sharon (Don) Dedering, Neenah, Debbie (Pete) Ansems, Neenah, Rick (Alisa) Smolinski, Idaho, Dan (Lisa) Driessen Florida, Cathy Plath, Neenah, Pat (Cindy) Driessen, Menasha, Lorrie Davis, Neenah and Sherri Driessen, Neenah.

Sandra was preceded in death by her stepfather, Richard D. Cox; uncle, Al Pedersen; and a brother-in-law, Marine Veteran David Driessen.

A celebration of life will be held from Noon to 3:00 PM at the Short Branch Saloon, 1102 Harrison St., Neenah, on Saturday, May 8th.

Westgor Funeral Home

205 W. Doty Ave. Neenah 722-7151


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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Apr. 11, 2021.
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April 18, 2021
I was lucky to have Sandy for a true and great friend most of my life. We met in Junior High school, shared the teen years, were roommates and travel companions after High School. We had so much fun together!!
I will cherish these memories all my life.
Sandy had a light and a deep love in her heart. All who knew her were blessed by the deep beauty she was. She saw the best in us, always bringing a smile and a laugh. Words cannot say how much I will miss my sweet friend.
My deepest sympathy to John and Sarah, the Mischler and Driessen family.
Her love for you is immeasurable, time and space will never change that.
Connie Cannon Wyman
Connie Wyman
April 16, 2021
Dear Sarah, I was so sad to hear of your Moms passing. She always had a wonderful smile for everyone. Jess always loved sleepovers at your house! I am thinking of you.
Debe Harding Kreuter
Deborah A Kreuter
April 14, 2021
She was such a beautiful woman inside and out. She was always positive and extremely caring. Anyone who knew her knew how much she loved them because she always told them. I see that has been passed down to her family by the way they treat the ones they love.
John, I'm so sorry for your loss. You treated her so well and loved her so fully. Like she was the queen of your world.
Sarah and family. I love you so much. I know she is proud of each and every one of you.
She will be missed every second of every day!
Gina Jourdan
April 14, 2021
John, all the years we worked together you always mentioned Sandy, not all husbands do that, that showed me you had a true friend. I am saddened by your loss and wished you had more time together. My heart goes out to the entire family and may your memories bring you comfort, I'll pray you all have peace,
Jerry Wilcox
Jerry Wilcox
April 12, 2021
Sandy was my neighbor in Neenah. We grew up together while in the 5th through 11th grade. WE WERE BEST FRIENDS! I just found out about her through a long time friend. I know she’s in Gods kingdom and with much peace and happiness. I will always remember her and the times we spent together on Jacobsen road, where we lived...I love you Sandy and will see you again someday.
Debi Stroik (Bergman) in FL now
Debi Stroik
April 9, 2021
I remember walking home from Roosevelt and you always being there so beautiful so strong. U will be missed and r now r angel
Shantel Tynan
April 8, 2021
What a beautifully written obituary. If you didn't know Sandy, you would feel like you did after reading this. It captures all the qualities and traits of a great mom, wife, grandmother, sister, friend, daughter, and child of God. May she rest in peace and may her memory be a blessing to your family at this difficult time. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Lana Pavlak
April 8, 2021
I am very saddened to hear of Sandy's passing. She was a beautiful person. I was blessed to know her through her sister(s) & enjoyed Girls weekend when she came with us. I can only picture her in my mind as a smiling & happy person. Thoughts & prayers to John & all her family during this very sad time. Rest in PEACE Sandy. With love & care, Diane Richardson
Diane Richardson
April 7, 2021
I'm so grateful I got to have had Sandy in my life. She was the kindest soul and always a blessing to be around. So positive and a "Hi beautiful".
John, I'm so sorry for your loss. You loved her so deeply and unconditionally. Your positive and loving ways complimented her wonderfulness. It was a treasure to see your love for each other.
Sarah. I love you so much and I'm always always with you. Her joy, positivity, and loving ways lives on in you, Alli, and Clay.
The rest of the family. She also lives on in each one of you. You couldn't be around her and not absorb her loving ways. She will be missed so much.
Gina Jourdan
April 7, 2021
I’m so grateful for the 19 years I got to spend with my amazing grandmother. She was a one of a kind woman with a loving heart and a beautiful smile. I’m going to miss everything about her.
Allison Schmidt
April 7, 2021
Sandy had such a kind, beautiful spirit who always made me and my family feel welcomed at every get together. Our deepest sympathy to John, Sarah, Allison, Clay, and the rest of her family.
Susan Kennis
April 6, 2021
What wonderful memories of Sandy as us cousins visited each other each summer growing up, between Wisconsin and Iowa. Lots of laughs and very fun times. Cherish all your memories with Sandy, I know we will. What a beautiful lady and such a great smile and laugh! We love you all!
Vicki Frohling
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