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Sandra "Sandy" D. Nelson

March 30, 1942 — December 12, 2022

Wausau

Sandra "Sandy" D. Nelson

Sandra (Sandy) Nelson 80 passed away on December 12, 2022 in Wausau with her husband and daughters by her side.  Sandy was born in Wausau to the late Burton and Luella Weik.   On August 11, 1962 she married Darrell Nelson in Wausau.  He survives.  She graduated from Wausau High and attended UW-Marathon Center.  Throughout her working career she enjoyed doing accounting at Graphic Packaging for over 25 years taking a slight break when she stayed at home and raised her children until they started attending school.

Sandy’s hobbies were camping with the pickup truck camper across the US., attending many NASCAR races, watching the Badger’s Football and Basketball teams and listening to the Brewers on her little green transistor radio.  She also was the #1 Packer fan where she always loved telling the story that she was at the Ice Bowl and she always took pride in saying “I’m an owner of the Packers”.  She was also an avid reader always having a book in her hand or in her purse.

 Most importantly, Sandy loved her family and going out for breakfast to get her morning coffee especially in her and Darrell’s first car, their ’48 Ford Coupe.

She always took care of everyone else first, even at the end where through her donation, someone will receive a new heart and eyes at this Christmas Season.

Survivors include her husband, Darrell Nelson; her 3 daughters, Kim (Chris) Van Vlack; Karla (Al) McGowan; Karmin (Brad) Richter; her 4 grandchildren, Taylor and Jared Van Vlack; Aspen and Colin Richter.  A brother Richard (Linda) Weik and a sister Judy (Marlyn) Masanz.  Sisters-in-law,  Beverly (Stan) Line; Sharon (Richard) States; Kathy Crossman; Debbie (Denis) Geer and many more extended family.

 Services will be at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, January 4, 2023 at 11:00; visitation will be from 9:00 am until the time of service.  Helke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

9:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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