Sandy Kay Knoernschild, 82, of Valparaiso passed away Monday, November 6, 2023. She was born October 6, 1941, in Valparaiso to Don & Norma (Bledsoe) Husband and graduated from Valparaiso High School. Sandy made her career with the Porter County Voters Registration office for over 25 years. Fondly referred to as “Mom” by everyone who met her through her children, she had an impeccable sense of fashion that was always adorned with a carefully selected menagerie of jewelry. Sandy’s family and especially her grandkids were the focus of her life.
On October 29, 1960, she married Al Knoernschild who survives along with their children: Kevin & Kurt Knoernschild both of Knoxville, TN, Kelli Hall of Valparaiso, grandchildren: Brandon, Derek, Dustin, Kaytlyn, Kyle, Kaylee & Grifin, great-grandchildren: Harper, Finn, Piper & Maisie, siblings: Donna (Don) Mead, John (Janele) Husband, and sister-in-law, Kathy Husband. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Kerri (Robert) Sobieski in 2008, granddaughter, Lindsey Sobieski in 1993, and brother, Nick Husband.
A visitation will be held Saturday from 9 – 11 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Monticello Park Dr., Valparaiso with a funeral service beginning at 11:00 am and burial to follow at Angelcrest Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children. Click here to watch the recorded funeral service.
My heart is broken with losing you love you & will miss you always! Your Lil sister. Love, -Donna & Don Mead
Aunt Sandra, you were a wonderful and loving aunt and will be greatly missed by many. My heart breaks for the entire family for losing such a amazing part of it. I love you and I am also at peace knowing you are no longer suffering. Love your very first niece, -Shelly Mead Argana.
Good-bye to my beautiful sister-in-law, Sandy. It's going to be hard for me to get over no longer hearing your voice on the phone and I'll miss your advice from your many years of experience, comparing our medicines and Indiana familiarity. My husband, your brother, Nick, regarded you as a 2nd Mom. He thought of your children as brothers and sisters instead of nephews and nieces. He thought the world of you and we both looked forward to and enjoyed you and Al's company since moving to Indiana in 2008. We shared many holidays together, BBQs, dinners out, our yearly trips to the peach orchard and Hesson Steak House, the Fair Oaks farm trip and countless Aggravation games together. They are all wonderful memories and I'm thankful we got to share them with you. My heart goes out to Al and Kelli so please continue to look over them and guide them to call Don and I if we can help. I'll think of you every time I make a trip to Valparaiso, which will be often. You made this world a better place. Miss and love you always. -Kathleen Husband