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Sandra Lee (Swajanen) Moulds

December 27, 1950 ~ January 8, 2019 (age 68)


            Sandra Lee Moulds, age 68, of Munising, died on Tuesday morning, January 8, 2019 at the Medilodge in Munising.  She was born on December 27, 1950 in Marquette to the late Willie and Dorothy (LaFave) Swajanen.  Sandy grew up on the family farm in Eben and graduated from Eben High School in 1969.  Sandy moved to Milwaukee with her cousin, Janet Tyner, and she worked at the Allen Bradley Factory and waitressed.  She met Bob Elwing and they were married and had two children, David and Nikki.  Sandy and Bob separated ways and Sandy and her children returned home to Eben and then to Munising.  Sandy was a single working mom in Munising when she met Jim Moulds who was the Head Start bus driver when he dropped Nikki off from school.   His smooth kindness and ability to make her laugh won her heart and they were married.  Sandy and Jim raised David, Nikki, and their daughter, Michelle.  Sandy worked as a cook at the A & W and then worked at Ben Franklin for three years.  She then went to work at Putvin’s Drugstore for twenty years where she enjoyed taking care of the community.  Sandy attended Sion Lutheran Church in Chatham and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Smear league at the Legion.  Sandy LOVED to play cards and was very competitive.  She also enjoyed playing Scrabble and other board games, spending time with her family, walking, reading, and enjoying nature’s beauty. 

            Sandy is survived by her husband – Jim Moulds of Munising; children – David Elwing of Munising, Nicole (David) Wachter of Appleton, WI, and Michelle (Josh) Norsen of Appleton, WI; grandsons – Landen and Austin Wachter; siblings – Muriel (Ed) Moore of AuTrain, DeeDee (Greg) Janiszewski of St. Francis, WI, Milly (Larry) Johnson of Wetmore, Phyllis (Scott) Hillier of AuTrain, Tim (Heidi) Swajanen of Eben, Sheryl (Paul Cromell) Revord of Munising, and Carol (Vern) Ehle of Munising; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.   Sandy was preceded in death by her parents Willie and Dorothy, brothers Willie Jr. and Daniel Swajanen, brother-in-law Greg Revord, and nephews Justin Swajanen and Adam Revord. 

            Visitation will be held at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until noon.  Sandy’s funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Paul Kelto on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Sion Lutheran Church in Chatham.  Interment will be at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Munising in on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

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