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In Memoriam: Sandra Thuerkoff (March 13, 1938 – Sept. 9, 2023)

Sandra Lee Thuerkoff, 85, of Stayton died Sept. 9, 2023. She was born March 13, 1938, to Lyle and Alma Ferguson in Hartford, Ill. 

After spending time working as a switchboard operator, Sandra went on to work at the Aumsville Animal Clinic. She then chose a career in banking, eventually retiring from Chase Bank. 

Sandra was a member of the Eastern Star, a spiritual organization for men and women. Her hobbies included her love for square dancing, bowling, travelling and living on a farm. She was a big Elvis fan, and loved oysters and the color purple. 

Sandra is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Thuerkoff. She is survived by her children, Laurie Doak, and Mike and Mark Thuerkoff; sister, Sharon Corbett; grandchildren, Amber (Juliano), Melanie (Calvin), Katie, Kelly, Bea, Gracie, Elizabeth and Donald; and 17 great-grandchildren. She will also be missed by her nephews, Jeff and Mark Corbett. 

A graveside service was held Sept. 16 at Lone Oak Cemetery. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.  

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