Sandy was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin on December 21, 1946, to Leon E. Scherer and Lucille Demoe Scherer. She attended Whitewater High School. She married Edmund C. Grosskreutz on September 25, 1965 in Antigo, Wisconsin.
Sandy worked at Fairhaven for 20 years in the Activity Department, and also worked in the Alzheimer unit. She really enjoyed working with the residents and made some lifelong friends with residence and staff.
She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved her arts and crafts along with her coloring. She enjoyed camping and traveling to Disney World, Branson, and Arizona. Enjoyed taking her grandchildren on many of the trips.
She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ed Grosskreutz, her daughters Sherry (Grosskreutz) Griep, and Rhonda (Grosskreutz) Schemm. Granddaughters, Andrea Griep and Kaylee (Michael) Kirichkow. Great Grand Children Eli Kirichkow, Dakota Lucian, Kylie Griep, Jaxson Kirichkow, Damien Lucian, and Wesley Kirichkow.
Also survived by sisters and brothers Carole Downs, Dennis (Donna) Scherer, Rodney (Sue) Scherer, Linda (Larry) Whitmore, Cheryl (Mike) Nelson, and Gary Scherer along with many nephews and nieces. She is also survived by her cousin Susan (Ken) Klockow, and friends, Edith Oldenburg and Mary Jo Helmeier. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leon and Lucille Scherer, her brother, Thomas Scherer, and grandson, Dylan Griep and many other loved ones.
A memorial service will be held later. Information will be provided later.
We want to thank the Whitewater EMS, Fort Healthcare ER Staff, and Saint Mary's Hospital ICU Staff in Madison.