Peoria – Sandra Kay Lauer, 78, of Peoria, passed away at 3:58 AM on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Unity Point Health Proctor in Peoria. She was born on September 26, 1939 in Peoria to Ralph and Dorothy (Stever) Hoepfner.
She is survived by her sister, Patricia Mesch in Chicago; seven nieces, Pamela Cain, Sheryl Meyer, Kristin Burke, Rebecca Butler, Marnie Koeppel, Michelle Mathison, and Carrie Comerford; four grandnephews; seven grandnieces; two great-grandnieces; and her best friends, Jeff and John Heintzman.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Sharon Comerford.
Sandra attended Woodruff High School and graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin. She obtained an MS at Roosevelt University, and an advanced degree from Northwestern University in Chicago. She was a TWA airline attendant and travelled extensively, taught school in the Chicago Public Schools and worked as a counselor at Human Service Center in Peoria, IL. After retirement she resided in Peoria, IL.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded with Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, IL. Memorials can be made to Peoria County Humane Society. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com