Sandy (Hilber) Calewarts, 69, of Suamico, WI, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on June 18, 2023. She fought cancer valiantly for 17 years.
She was born on March 25, 1954, in Saint Paul, MN, to E. David and Lorelei (neé Faulkner) Bollmann. She had a fulfilling childhood with many road trips across the country with her family. She continued her love of traveling into adulthood with a few trips to Europe and the Caribbean islands, with Italy being her favorite. She also loved to go downhill skiing and attend theater, especially Broadway musicals. She loved animals, was an avid reader, and liked to knit and put together puzzles in her free time. She worked as a certified nursing assistant for many years while raising her children. She found it to be a rewarding job. She also worked as an administrative assistant and in retail for several years.
She married Glen Calewarts on May 31, 2017 after dating each other for many years. They loved to go fishing together, especially on Shawano Lake. She is most proud of her children and grandchildren and the lives they’ve built for themselves. She loved visiting with them and chatting over phone, text, or video. She was always willing to hear about their day-to-day activities and news, whether big or little. She was known as being supportive, encouraging, and a cheerleader for all her friends and family and equally excited to celebrate others’ accomplishments.
Sandy is survived by her husband, Glen Calewarts, of Suamico; her children: Kassandra (Alan) Bartelme, of Cedarburg, WI, Tanya (Bryan) Paijit, of La Mesa, CA, and Aaron (Amber) Hilber, of Houston, TX; grandchildren: Alessandra, Adalyn, Emma, Naya, Sebastian, and one to be born later this year. She is further survived by her siblings: Gary (Amy) Bollmann and Christine Meader; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, brothers, Michael and John Bollmann, sister, Susanne Oswald, and her beloved dog, Pepper.
Friends are invited to gather with family at Saints Edward & Isidore Church, 3667 Flintville Road, Green Bay, on Friday, June 23, from 9-11 a.m. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the parish Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Ss-Edward-Isidore-Church-562136803967841
She will be buried at later time in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Howard.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance (https://www.wisconsinovariancancer.org/donate), specifically designated to “send a survivor to Camp Mak-A-Dream” in Montana. Sandy attended this camp a while back and really enjoyed it.
The family would like to give a big shout-out and a huge thanks to the nurses and providers at the Lombardi Cancer Clinic at Aurora BayCare Medical Center. Sandy received excellent care there throughout the 17 years and became friends with many of them.
Online condolences may be offered to Sandy’s family at www.marnochafuneralhome.com or on the Marnocha Funeral Home Facebook page.