Sandra ‘Sandy’ Virginia (nee Lewis) Rast, 78, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Ridgewood Care Center, Racine, with her family by her side.
She was born in Eau Claire on April 25, 1940, the daughter of the late Erle and Florine (nee Barker) Lewis. On Dec. 26, 1959, Sandy was united in marriage to Joseph Rast. She worked for Racine Unified School District as a special education teacher’s aide. Sandy was a member of Grace Church.
She always had a smile and enjoyed visiting with friends and family, and taking her grandchildren and goddaughter out. Sandy loved the lake cottage and time spent with relatives there, talking and water skiing. She enjoyed fishing trips in Canada and vacations across the United States with family. Sandy was friendly to everyone she met, and was always sharing a smile. She had a strong faith, and the church played an important part in her life. Sandy had touched many lives and will be missed by many.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph; children, June Rast Lewis of Austin, Texas, Dean (Tami) Rast of Racine, Shari (Chris) Berett of New Berlin; brother, Fred (Janet) Lewis; special goddaughter, Heaven Hartsfield; brother-in-law, James Speckien; step-sister, Judy (Harold) Fletcher; step-brother, Ken Filarski; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Sandy was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Margaret Speckien; stepmother, Lois Lewis; infant sister, Martha Lewis.
A memorial service was held at Sturino Funeral Home, Racine, on Thursday, April 4, at 1 p.m. Visitation took place at the funeral home from noon until the time of service.
Memorials to Grace Church have been suggested by the family.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.sturinofuneralhome.com.