Sandra E, Gerlach

Sandra E, Gerlach, 65, of Fond du Lac, passed away at St. Agnes Hospital on Monday, October 15, 2012.  Sandra was born November 8, 1946 in Mt. Calvary, WI, a daughter of Carl and Marion (Wilberscheid) Pipping.

Sandra graduated from Marian College with a bachelor degree in History and English. Sandra was employed as a teacher in Lomira and Fond du Lac County.  She also was a real estate broker at Century 21 and was also employed at Wisconsin Title Company for more than a decade. 

She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Community and was an active member of the bereavement committee. She also taught religious education for more than thirty years.  She was an active member of the Fond du Lac Senior Center and a member of the Red Hat Honeys. 

Sandra loved her grandchildren more than anything.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. 

She is survived by one son, Eric (fiancee, Amanda Rom) Gerlach of Fond du Lac; two daughters, Holly (Michael) Gerlach-Doll of Milwaukee and Sara (Andy) Schneider of Taycheedah; seven grandchildren, Sophia, Miles, Cameron, Athen, Eli, Connor, and Lauren; mother, Marion Pipping; former husband, David Gerlach; two sisters, Diane Jaeckels and Joyce Kremer; other relatives and friends.

Preceding Sandra in death are her father and one son Craig.

Visitation:  Sandra’s family will receive relatives and friends at the Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division St., Fond du Lac, on Monday, October 22, 2012 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM.  There is no visitation on Tuesday, October 23.

Services:  At 10:30 AM on Tuesday, October 23, a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Church, 50 E. Merrill Street, Fond du Lac.  Cremation has taken place and burial will be in St. Charles Cemetery. 

Memorials in Sandra’s name may be directed to the family.

Zacherl Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.