Sandra J. Brown: July 4, 1945 - June 19, 2017

Sandra J. (Hall) Brown, age 71, of Berlin received her wings on Monday, June 19, 2017, at Juliette Manor in Berlin where she resided for the past year.  She was born July 4, 1945, in Oshkosh, daughter of the late Lynn and Leona (Boehm) Hall.  Sandy graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1963.  On July 20, 1963 she married the love of her life, Joseph Brown, Sr. in Oshkosh, WI.    

Sandy wore many hats throughout her working life which included; a Toy Factory, Southland Foods, a number of Canning companies, Admanco and lastly becoming a CNA for a CBRF Group Home.  She enjoyed going to church, camping, jigsaw puzzles, shooting pool, Senior trips with the Berlin Senior Center, travelling, singing in the Berlin Senior Singers Group and especially playing the bells at Patriot Place, where she resided for 3 years prior to her stroke.  As a young girl and woman, Sandy was involved in Camp Fire Girls, going to Camp Hiwela, Girl Scouts and was a High School Cheerleader.  Later in life she received Certificates of Achievement for CBRF training and education, of which she was most proud.

Sandy had a way of wiggling her way into everyone’s heart with her smile, love of dancing and singing.  She was a beautiful and kind woman.  Sandy enjoyed spending time with her family, taking Sunday drives, even if it wasn’t Sunday.  Going out for dinner, gambling, gardening, canning tomatoes and pickles.

Sandy is survived by her daughter, Lisa Brown (Jeff) Hunger of Berlin; her son, Joseph (Victoria) Brown, Jr. of Winneconne; her grandchildren:  Heather Brown (Matt) Merritt of Berlin; Jonathan Brown of Ripon; Dylan and Matthew Brown of Oshkosh; Jenifer Carr of Illinois; her great grandchildren:  Patrick, Olivia, Rosalynn, Elizabeth, Diego, Nicky, Bayleigh and Sawyer; sisters:  Gwen (James) Bleuer of Omro; Doreen Samida of Oshkosh; Joan (Dale) Brunner of Wittenberg; and Wanda Hall of Oshkosh; one brother, James (Sharon) Hall of Orlando, FL.  She is further survived by uncles:  John (Mardel) Boehm, John Mosher; several cousins, nieces and nephews; special friends:  Bob and Barb Eckstein, Peggy Thomas, Betty Butke and Gail Nylander.

Along with her parents, Sandy was also preceded in death by her ex-husband, Joseph Brown, Sr.; her son, Jeffrey Brown; great granddaughter, Lilith Anne Paige Brown Merritt; brother-in-law, Donald Samida.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Divine Passage Funeral Home, 175 N. Douglas Street, Ripon, WI. 

A Memorial Service will be held for Sandy on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Chaplain Peggy Salmela officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Ripon.

Sandy was a stubborn fighter, never giving up.  She was challenged at every turn and would always rise above.  She loved life and chocolate!

Sandy’s family wishes to thank the staff at Patriot Place and Juliette Manor for all their care these past years.  In addition,thanks goes to the staff at St. Agnesian Hospice Hope, with heartfelt gratitude to those that went above and beyond on their own time (Pam for washing mom’s hair one last time and Chaplain Peggy for providing comfort and support during mom’s last days).

A special thanks goes to everyone who went above and beyond (you know who you are), who cared for my mom.  You all were tender, compassionate, patient, respectful and loving.  You gave mom her dignity in many ways by making sure she was clean, comfortable and at peace.  From the bottom of my heart…Thank you!  Hugs, Lisa

                        God saw she was getting tired.

                        And a cure was not to be.

                        So he put his arms around her and

                        whispered come with me.

                        Her golden heart stopped beating

                        Hard working hands to rest

                        God broke our hearts to prove to us

                        He only takes the best.


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