Sandra Jean “Sandy” Fettes-Connor was a loving wife and mother.
On November 17, 1946, proud parents Jerome “Jerry” and Dorothy “Toot” (Prailes) welcomed their second child into their home in Burlington, Wisconsin.
Along with her older brother, Tom, Sandy spent her childhood in Burlington. She attended St. Mary’s Grade School, and later Burlington High School.
After high school, Sandy met a young man named Jerry Fettes. The two fell in love, and eventually were married. Soon, Sandy became a proud young mother herself, and Sandy showed great love and devotion to her two children, Kandy and Putter. Sadly, Sandy and Jerry’s marriage did not last. Sandy later fell in love with Henry Connor, and the two were happily married until his death.
Sandy was a compassionate individual, and showed great love to her children, friends, and family. She also further extended this compassion to animals, of which she had a great love. Throughout her life, Sandy shared her heart and home with a variety of inhabitants, from the usual dogs, cats, and birds to snakes, iguanas and even a skunk.
Later in her life, Sandy was diagnosed with cancer. With the support of her friends and family, Sandy showed great strength and courage in her battle.
On September 21, 2009, Sandy died in Burlington, Wisconsin.
Sandy was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Connor, and parents, Jerry and Dorothy “Toot” Terry. She is survived by her children, Kandy (Ken) Fisher and Putter Fettes (Tracy Jorgenson); her brother, Tom (Kathy) Terry; and other relatives and friends.
Family and friends will gather in remembrance on Saturday, September 26 at Veteran’s Terrace – Patriots Hall 589 Milwaukee Avenue, Burlington, WI from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Stephen Welka and Melissa Barry RN for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Sandy’s name to Lyons Lions Club P.O. Box 275, Lyons, WI 53148 or Fellow Mortals W4632 Palmer Road, Lake Geneva WI 53147