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Sandra Jean Lietz

August 16, 1936 ~ February 28, 2020 (age 83)


Sandy Lietz passed away on February 28, 2020, after a long illness.

She was born on August 16, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois to Dorothy Morrison. She spent most of her life in the Chicago area with her adoptive parents Patricia and David Morrison.

She is survived by:  son, Steven Thompson, and his wife Kris Thompson, and grandsons Eric and Austen; daughter Tracey Schmidt (Thompson), and grandsons Nathan and Joel and great grandson Jonathan.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William (“Skip”) Lietz, a Chicago fireman, who was the love of her life.

This tribute, written by one of her grandsons, sums up her life:

“Yesterday, my courageous, funny, and nearly unstoppable grandma passed over to the other side of eternity. She showed me how to be unbroken by hardships and still know how to laugh. She was always very kind to animals of all shapes and sizes (including 6 year old me!). She was small yet mighty. When it was too tough for others, it was just right for her.

Go rest high on that mountain, Grandma Sandy. Your work on Earth is done.”

Sandy loved children and animals, wanting to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.  Donations have been made to schools, missions, libraries, humane shelters, and medical facilities in honor of her desire to do so.  She was a loving, caring neighbor who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

A memorial service will be held by her children for loving family and friends sometime in the spring in Bloomington, Illinois.






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