Sandra Erwin


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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 7:50 pm
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Sandra Kae Erwin, 68, of Ottawa, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, at St. Patrick's Church, Ottawa, with the Rev. Joseph Donton officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Park, Ottawa. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Ottawa Funeral Home, 1111 LaSalle St., Ottawa.
Sandy was born March 23, 1944, in Moline, to Alfred and Marguerite Roegiers Zimmerman. She married Charles Erwin on Sept. 12, 1964, at Sacred Heart Church in Moline. He preceded her in death on June 10, 1994.
She was an obstetrics nurse at OSF St. Elizabeth Hospital and retired after 33 years. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Ottawa and the Moose.
She is survived by one son, David Erwin; two daughters, Kristine (Joe) Grey, Earlville, Ill., and Katherine (Jeff) Goetsch, Ottawa; seven grandchildren, Megan, Jordan, Jared, Morgan, Emily, Mollie and Cameron; three great-grandchildren, Marquis, Charli and Leah. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; a daughter, Stephanie in infancy; and a grandson, Caleb in infancy.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Goetsch, Joe Grey, Gabe Carretto, Dan Green, Dave Buckingham and Tim Corcoran.
Memorials may be directed to IVCC Nursing Scholarship in Sandra's name or the OB Unit at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.ottawafuneralhome.com.












 



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