Judy Sandersen, age 79, died peacefully on Thursday, November 18, 2021. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Scott Sandersen; parents, John and Catherine Sohovich, brother’s, John Joseph and Thomas Sohovich, and sister, Patricia (Sohovich) Greer. Judy is survived by her four children, James (Angie) Sandersen of Rochester, MN; Kristen Sandersen of Denver, CO; Kurt (Debbie) Sandersen of Seaside, OR; Eileen (Ron) Lee of Palm Beach, FL; six grandchildren, Brandon and Kendyl Sandersen; Aubree, Kayla, Christopher and Madison Lee; and one great-grandchild Kayden; siblings, Margie (Sohovich) Sheffer, Richard Sohovich, Michael (Brenda) Sohovich and Gregory (Penny) Sohovich, 15 nieces and nephews, and 23 grandnieces and nephews.
As a retired nurse and nursing administrator for home health care in the state of Oregon, Judy continued to be a primary caretaker for her immediate and expanded family whenever she was needed. She was an animal lover who captured numerous feral cats for the Hobart Humane Society to spay and neuter. She enjoyed playing Bingo and loved the casino slots. She will be remembered for many things but especially for her loving caretaking of family members and her kindness and giving spirit to her family, friends, and strangers.
Judy requested that anyone wanting to make a memorial donation please give to the wonderful staff at the Hospice of the Calumet 600 Superior Avenue Munster, Indiana 46341-4032 and/or the Hobart Humane Society, 2054 IN-130 Hobart, Indiana 46342 a non-kill shelter. A burial of her cremains will be held at a later date. Cremation entrusted to Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel 5341 Central Ave. Portage, Indiana 46368. 219-762-3013 or Online condolences at www.reesfuneralhomes.com