Sandy Eichhorst of Oshkosh, WI. passed away peacefully on October 29th, 2022, with her loving family and beloved Pastor,Karen Jewell, at her bed side. Sandy was born April 9th, 1958, to the late James and Janice (Belkye) Geen. She grew up in Oshkosh, WI. with 3 younger brothers, Richard, David and Donald, and often reminisced about spending much of her childhood visiting Ironwood, Mich. where her father was born and raised. She loved the waterfalls, Copper Peak, fishing at Gile Flowage and pasties from Joe’s Pasty Shop. She loved “going up to the land” in Redgranite, Wis. where her family owned hunting land, and she would enjoy swimming and fishing.
Sandy attended Oshkosh North High school and was a member of Future Farmers of America. She found joy in raising rabbits, guinea pigs, pigeons and showing them at the Winnebago County Fair. She grew up caring for animals; caring for pets was a lifelong passion of hers.
In 1976 she became a mother to her daughter, Robyn, and a wife, marrying Bart Eichhorst (Oshkosh). Due to Bart’s career in the Army they spent the next 12 years moving from place to place. Sandy was a devoted mother, raising their 3 children full time in the home; wherever home happened to be. They moved to Manhattan, KS where daughter, Tina was born. Fort Knox, KY, where son, Bart Jr. was born. Then Zweibruken, Germany; Romulus, NY and finally Huntsville, AL. before Sandy settled back in Oshkosh with the couples 3 children in 1988.
Sandy worked hard and tirelessly, despite being afflicted with a debilitating rheumatoid arthritis since she was a teenager. She worked many years as a certified nurse’s aide at Bethel Home, Park View Health Center, and Clarity Care. She took great pride in caring for the residents and treated them as if they were her own family. She was determined not to let rheumatoid arthritis stop her from doing what she cared about. She was a devoted grandmother and loved her grandchildren, Dale, Emma, Chloe, Cameron, and Cady, with all of her heart, and enjoyed spending time with them“more than anything in the world”.
She is survived by her children ; Robyn Kortz (Joe) of Hortonville, WI., Tina Eichhorst (special friend, Clint) of Oshkosh, WI., Bart Eichhorst Jr. of Huntsville, Al., a brother;Richard Geen (Shirley), nephew; Richard Geen Jr., niece; Tabitha Geen, five grandchildren, many cousins and her best friend, Maggie Mulvey.
She is preceded in death by her parents, James & Janice Geen, niece; Nicole Geen, grand-son; Liam Kortz, brothers; David Geen and Donald Geen, and her beloved beagle, Chester.
A special thank you to Pastor Karen Jewell and all of the members of St. Andrews Lutheran Church who supported us through prayer and the staff at Mercy Medical Center who took care of our mom as she fought so hard to overcome complications of COVID-19.
A memorial service for Sandy will be held at St Andrew’s Lutheran Church (1100 E Murdock Ave) on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 1PM. A visitation will be held from 10AM until the time of service. A burial will take place at Lake View Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Oshkosh Area Humane Society.