Sandra Rose (Klein) Finstad

Our beloved family matriarch, Sandra Rose (Klein) Finstad, age 72 of Shelbyville, TN, was lovingly called home to be with the Lord on August 2, 2020. Sandie was born on November 27, 1947 in Plum City, WI to Edward and Arlene (Weissinger) Klein and Baptized in St. John’s Catholic Church. Sandie was raised on a farm near Plum City with nine siblings, with whom she remained close throughout her life. After graduating from Plum City High School, Sandie lived nearly all of her life in rural Western Wisconsin before relocating to Shelbyville, TN in 2008. On November 28, 1981 she married the love of her life, Frederick Finstad, with whom she celebrated nearly 39 years of love, laughter and good times, raising three wonderful children, traveling, gardening and — best of all — enjoying the love of her extended family.
Grammy Sandie will be forever remembered for her gentle spirit and good-hearted nature, farm-girl perseverance, mastery in the kitchen, servant’s heart and, most of all, deep love for Fred, their children and families, siblings, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters in-law, and doggie, Ellie.
While her parting has left a hole in the hearts of countless souls, our solace comes from the power of her faith, the love she has sown in our hearts and countless wonderful memories. Her legacy will continue to strengthen and sustain, nurture and heal until we walk with her again in the Gardens of Paradise, her new Heavenly home.
Sandie is survived by her adoring husband Fred; her twin daughters: Angela (Dale) Bohnert of River Falls WI, Michele (Marty) Hintze of Shelbyville TN; son: Paul (Donna) McDonough of Plum City WI; four sisters: Mary (Doug) Matzek, Linda (Dan) DeLong, Susan Sanders (née Klein), Shirley (Todd) Sueppel; five brothers: John (Nancy) Klein, Harry (Jan) Klein, Alan (Sandy) Klein, Andrew (Sandy) Klein, and Michael (Kanya) Klein; seven grandchildren: Morgan and Will Bohnert; Conner and Kaylie Hintze; Hunter Schoengarth, Alexis Maxwell, Hailee and Landen McDonough.
A celebration of Sandie’s life and legacy will take place on the family farm in Plum City in the Spring of 2021.

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