Sandra Reynebeau Issue Date: January 13, 2021
Sandra "Sandee" Reynebeau, 74, of Golden, Co., formerly of Menominee, Mi., passed away Saturday Jan. 9, 2021in Golden. Co.
Born Oct. 28, 1946, in Menominee, to the late Roy G. and Gladys (Peterson) Uecke, she graduated from Menominee High School in 1964 and was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. As a high school student, she taught leathercraft at the old D.A.R. Boys Club and was a majorette and a proud member of the high school marching band.
She was always a Green Bay Packer fan and went to Super Bowl #1 with the Packers. In 1969, she met her future husband, Rocky, while skiing at Bessemer, Mi. and they were engaged on that same ski slope 10 months later and married in March of 1970.
After his college graduation, they moved to Colorado where their two children, Jason and Jennifer, were born. They owned a second home on Legend Lake in Keshena, where they spent their summers.
She loved taking care of her beautiful perennial gardens and also loved sewing, reading, traveling, being with family and eating popcorn at the movies, but her passion was quilting and she belonged to quilt groups in Shawano, Keshena and in Colorado. She was part of the Quilts of Valor and loved making quilts each year for baptisms for her Colorado Church.
Her life was filled with fun and before Rocky, she went to a World's Fair, the Packers "Ice Bowl" and Super Bowl #1. After Rocky, they went on ocean and river cruises, lots of Europe and U.S. car adventures and spent 16 Thanksgivings in Mazatlan and traveled to 25 countries, 42 states and 10 Caribbean islands.
She was a certified scuba diver, hiked in Moab and Switzerland, biked in Colorado, had fun on the train, cruised the Panama Canal, froze on the Great Wall of China and cried in Auschwitz."
Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Rocky; two children, Jason (Elizabeth) Reynebeau and Jennifer (Jeremy) Kendall and three grandchildren, all of Colorado and a brother, R. James "Jim" Uecke of Marinette.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Allen Uecke.
A fish fry will be held in the Summer to celebrate her life. The date and location will be the same as her previous fish fry and in thanks for being her friend she insisted on paying for it, along with an open bar.
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