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Sandra L. (Bowman) Norwick

May 5, 1935 ~ August 24, 2021 (age 86)

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Sandra Lois Norwick, May 5, 1935 – August 24, 2021

Sandra Norwick of New Lisbon, WI, formerly of Mt Prospect, IL, died at the age of 86 on Tuesday August 24th.  She was born May 5, 1935.  The cherished wife of Donald, devoted and loving daughter to Harriette, beloved sister to Ron and Carole, caring niece to Mildred, Anne, and Al, loving mother to Michael, Mark, Laurie, Matthew, and Robert, treasured grandmother of 16 and great grandmother to 12.

Sandra grew up in Cicero, IL where she attended Roosevelt Elementary and Morton West High School, and then she attended nurses training (1954-1956) and graduated from the Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago.  She then interned at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She was married to Donald on May 19th 1956 and they enjoyed 65 years of marriage, raising 5 children while working full time for 35 years as a Nurse in The Telemetry Unit at Holy Family Hospital in Des Plaines, IL.  Her calling as a nurse was always evident in the compassion and care she showed for her patients and their families.  She was devoted to her family and worked tirelessly to raise her family with a solid foundation of love, ethics, sound example, respect, and sometimes a wooden spoonJ.  She was a truly caring, giving friend to so many.

Sandra had a deep faith in God, was baptized and confirmed at St Barnabas Episcopal Church in Chicago, then became a member of St John’s Episcopal Church in Mt Prospect.  She loved and was an active member in her church, singing in the choir, serving on the altar guild, and could be called on to fill any need the church might have.  After moving to Wisconsin she became an active member of St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Tomah.

Sandra loved to cook and her family loved her willingness to try new things but favorites were her pot roast, homemade stuffing and her apple pie.   She loved to garden and her green thumb grew many rose bushes, vegetables, and plants of every variety. Summer weekends were spent at Brown’s Lake where she helped her kids learn to water ski. Summer vacations were spent every year at Beaver Island on Lake Michigan, packing 5 kids into the family station wagon for the 10 hour trip.  Her favorite place to travel after her kids were grown was Castine, Maine.  She and Don went each year in the fall to the same cabin on Penobscot Bay.   She loved to play board games and cards - Canasta was always a favorite.  Other pastimes included listening to music, attending musical theatre performances, watching British TV shows and scary movies, and she was an avid reader.    By far her favorite activity was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren and grandma will be treasured forever in their hearts.

Sandra is preceded in death by:  Her grandmother (Mary Adomaitis), mother Harriette Bowman, father Stanley Bowman, mother & father in law Helen & John Norwick, Aunts Mildred (Fred) Berchtold and Anne (Frank) Richardi, Uncle Al Adomaitis, brother and sister in law Jack & Theresa Norwick, and great nephew Jimmy Campbell.

Sandra is survived by: Her husband Donald Norwick. Her sister and brother in law, Carole (Bowman) Campbell and James Campbell.   Her cousin Linda (Berchtold) Scarpino (Bob). Her children and their families: Michael(Peggy) Norwick, Mark Norwick, Laurie Norwick, Matt(Linda) Norwick, Rob(Allison) Norwick Her grandchildren: Christopher, Amanda, Rachel(Andy), Emily, Hannah(Bryan), David, John;  Cassandra, Danielle, Kevin; Kyle, Christine, Jessica; Donnie(Nicole), Melissa; Nicole;  and 12 great grandchildren. Nieces and nephews and their families: Jeff/RuthAnn Campbell, Patti (Campbell) Kubisak(Ken), Peggy (Campbell) Harmon (Brian).

“San”-“Sandra”-“Mom”-“Mama”-“Grandma”-“Gigi”- “Aunt Sandra” we are all so blessed to have had you fill our lives with love for 86 years.  You will be so greatly missed but you will live on forever in our hearts and the hearts of those who knew you.  We gain comfort in the knowledge that you are in peace, free of pain, and in Heaven.

Sandra did not wish to have any funeral or memorial service and her family is respecting those wishes.  Donations in her memory may be sent to her favorite charity, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis TN.

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the staff at Tomah Hospital and Mayo Hospital in La Crosse for their amazing care and concern while she was there.  Also, an extra special thank you to Noel Hare and Hare Funeral Home for their swift, professional and caring assistance.  We are grateful for the guidance and care you showed us in this difficult time.  Online guestbook available at www.harefuneralhome.com

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