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Sandra Jean

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

Past Comments

Scott Hornibrook

I will always remember the “Christmas care packages” she would send to Kandy and I that was full of cookies, meats and cheese, just to name a few things, for the holidays in Atlanta.

Sandy came down a few times and stayed with us for a couple of weeks at the end of the year, we had alot of fun.

Mickey Alesch

It’s eight in the morning, thirty-five years ago, and the familiar station wagon pulls into the driveway. She gets out of the car in her sock feet wearing the zippered robe she, no doubt, had since high school. The coffee cup she’s carrying is half full.

“Morning Sandy, what’s up?”

“Saw something in the woods I thought I’d go dig up, coming?” And we would get into the car and spend the day in the woods.

Sandy’s Market St door was never locked. The 30 cup coffee maker on her counter was never empty. Day or night, she was never too busy to sit down with who ever walked in because they needed someone to talk to. Some mornings there was standing room only in that little kitchen. It was the place to be, a place to hear the latest news and goings on in the community. A place you felt welcome. And I don’t know when she did it but her house was always clean and not a dish in the sink.

Sandy was always honest, “That blue eye shadow has got to go” and you could count on her to help you improve yourself, “You ought to do something about those nose hairs”. If you were her friend, she looked out for your welfare, “that’s it, your done, I’m taking you home.”

I truly have never met a woman who was more true to herself nor more honest, loyal, caring, generous or hard working as Sandy was. She was never defined by her circumstances or who she was with. Sandy was Sandy and she was my friend.

Paulette Kalin-Suycott

To Kandy, Putter & brother Tom,

Just heard yesterday…from an unusual source,because I was relating a “classic” Sandy story. I go back 30 some years’

w/Miss Sandy. Don’t know if anyone except Dad Jerry might remember me. Sandy & I were the best of the best friends’ for 6yrs. plus. She taught me a lot…like how to schmooze

w/people. She stood by me during the passing of my second husband,could not have got through that without her. You know what else? I can honestly say she was one of a kind. Original thoughts’ & we sure had fun together. (we were hotties’) I always’ loved Sandy…she was never replaced. My heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Looking @ the website,you kids’ grew up real nice. (handsome & gorgeous) Kinda hard to type through tears’, but Sandy leaves’ a legacy worth admiring.

kandace r fisher

My mom was and is an incredible women, besides her family she had so much love and energy for the ones she knew and loved…I am so greatful to have had the last year and a half with her, to get to know and love her more…I can not express on how much the women ment to me…and how much others ment to her….I love you mommy and I miss you….Kandy

Carla Grossman

All I can say is: When I walked through the door at her house she definately made me feel at home. She would want you to pull up a chair and sit and chat. What a wonderful woman!!! She will definately be missed!

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