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Katherine Sandor
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Good Samaritan Rescue Mission
    713 Ninth St.
    Bay City, MI 48708

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“Don - so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. I know you two shared a wonderful life together. I know your family will help you through this, but it...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Ken Sandor - Chillicothe, OH

“Don & Family, We were so saddened to hear of Kathy passing. She will be missed by all she touched. God bless you in your time of sorrow. Rejoice in...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“From the entire Food of Faith family, we wish to extend our deepest sympathy. Kathy loved serving and being involved with Food of Faith. She will...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Pat Maxim - Bay City, MI

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers of comfort are with you. Your friend in Christ,Minette (Jacques) Lefkiades. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Minette Lefkiades - Topinabee, MI

“The love of our heavenly Father and the grace of Jesus our Lord and the peace, nearness and comfort of Holy Spirit be with you Don and family as you...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Jonathan Bergt - St. Louis, MO

“Don, Gary and I are so sorry to hear about Kathy. You and your family are in our prayers. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Gary & Pauline Fox - Bay City, MI

“Shine bright as you always did in people's lives. You will be missed. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Cassandra Pasquale - Bay City, MI

“I was blessed to know Kathy through our mutual connection with jail and prison ministry, a connection that included our corresponding for several...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Bob Van Domelen - DePere, WI

“Don and Girls, Kathy was a wonderful blessing to us. Her faithful letters to us and to so many people in prison were an amazing encouragement. She...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Todd and Kim Roeske - AK

“Kathy was a blessing from God when I needed someone on my side. She wrote me letters while I was locked up for 9 years. In that 9 years she worked...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Michael Pasquale - Branch, MI

“Our hearts are breaking that we lost our dear Kathy. But we can only rejoice that she is in no pain.She is in heaven helping Jesus as she helped so...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Lloyd and Sharon Willweber - HI

“I am heart sick for you all. Kathy was a great lady. I always enjoyed it when I'd see you guys. I hope she was able to enjoy Christmas some. May you...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Sandy Bergt - Saint Louis, MO

“My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you, and "May our lord Jesus...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: A friend


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EASTER FOREVER—The Lord Jesus took Katherine by the hand to her eternal home in heaven on December 28, 2017. She was born in Tampa, FL, on September 14, 1940, to Rev. Elmer and Elvira (Flachsbart) Bergt. She grew up in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan, where her father was a Lutheran missionary. Kathy graduated from Concordia Teachers College (now Concordia University) in Seward, Nebraska, and began her teaching career in Cincinnati, Ohio. There
she met her husband, Donald Sandor, and they enjoyed 51½ wonderful years together. Kathy was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she was a member of the Senior Choir, taught Adult Bible and Women's Bible classes, and served on the Evangelism Board. She was a tutor at Friendship House, but her special passion was teaching Bible classes where she taught classes at the Bay County jail and Good Samaritan Rescue Mission. For forty years she shared her faith through extensive correspondence and prison visits with prisoners, mostly in Michigan. In her spare time Kathy enjoyed making patch work quilts to be given to charitable organizations.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Sandor, whom she married on June 25, 1966, in Silverton, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati). Kathy also leaves three children: Julie (Merle) Wilder of Belleville, IL; Jill Sandor of Arlington, VA; and Laurel (Blaine) Hicklin of Greenville, SC; four grandchildren: Carmen and Owen Wilder and James and Amelia Hicklin. She is also survived by her brother David (Jeannine) Bergt and sister Nancy (Clay) Goehring, and a sister-in-law Diane (Jack) Wagner, and many nieces and nephews. Kathy was predeceased by her parents and her sister Florence (Robert) Schick.
Funeral service will be Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Bay City. The Rev. Kevin C. Jones will officiate. Private burial will be at Elm Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Good Samaritan Rescue Mission. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, January 3, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home. She will lie in state at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time.