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Sandra "Sandy" Louise Hettle

November 24, 1937 — September 5, 2022

Sandra "Sandy" Louise Hettle passed peacefully in Grand Island Nebraska

Monday September 5, 2022. Sandy was born November 24, 1937 to Orin Bruce and

Marguarite (Whipple) Keller in Toledo, Ohio. She grew up in Toledo, Ohio and

graduated from Libbey High School.

While she was in High School she worked at the Toledo Zoo. After high school

she worked for an insurance agency. She was united in marriage to Martin Walter

Hettle on November 23, 1957. To this union were born four children. They raised their

family in Toledo, Ohio. They enjoyed spending time at Little Wolf Lake in Michigan and

camping with their children and friends. They moved to Grand Island, Nebraska due to

a work transfer for Marty. She lived in Grand Island and rural Phillips, Nebraska. She

was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church in Grand Island. Sandy was involved in

numerous organizations in Grand Island. She treasured the time she spent with her

family. She enjoyed traveling with her husband. She liked spending time with friends

too. She was a member of Newcomers, Gourmet, DUMP, and Platte Deutsche. She

volunteered at St. Francis and worked part time at an antique store downtown. She was

a fantastic mother and grandmother. She loved her husband and children. She was

always concerned about her kids, grandkids and great grandkids.

She is survived by her husband Marty Hettle of Grand Island and children

Michael "Mike" Hettle of Onsted, MI, Charles "Chuck" (Mary Pat) Hettle of Toledo Ohio,

Douglas "Doug" (Jacque) of Aurora, Nebraska and Ann Hettle of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren Ashley (Dino) Santacroce – Enzo, Ilaria and Ornella, Allison (Elias) Pourladian - Elam and Emil, Charles (Evelyn) - children, Kristina (John) Manning - Emilee, Brittany (Nathan) Beaverson - Kaleb, Carson & Adelyn, Tyrell Johnson, Logan (Kala) Hettle - Hayden, Charlotte, & Dakota, Wyatt (Taylor) Hettle - Beckett, Cheyanne (Cody) Hohlfeld - Jaxson, Dalton Hettle and special friend Tristian Kinsey, Hannah Hettle and fiance Tyler Knotts. Ryan (Erika) Thompson - Finley and Murphy, Quinn Thompson, Reid Thompson and special friend Paige Palermo. Brothers Dale Keller, Terry (Pat) Keller, Marc Keller. Sister-in-Law Norene Begell. Numerous nieces, nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents and brother Donald Keller.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, September 8, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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Friday, September 9, 2022

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