Sandra "Sandy" J. Blexrude, October 20, 1939 - October 3, 2017

Sandra "Sandy" J. Blexrude
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Sandra Joy Blexrude of Eau Claire passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday at Luther Hospital.

Sandy was born to Marshall and Vivian (Cook) O’Mara on October 20, 1939, in Mayville, WI.

Sandy married Gary Blexrude on September 27, 1958.

She worked for the State Farm Insurance Agency in Chippewa Falls for nearly 35 years until she retired in 2003. She had many friends while working there and knew everyone who walked through the door.

She was very adventurous and for her 70th birthday went skydiving with her youngest son, Scott.  Sandy enjoyed the many activities where she lived at Good Shephard Senior Apartments and her favorite past time was watching the Brewer games on TV.

Sandy is survived by her daughter Candy (Steve)Schreiner, Steve (Tammy)Blexrude, Scott (Jim Zachary) Blexrude, sisters Jean Johnson, Janice Lahner, Mary (Gary) Walker, Marsha (Lynn) Plageman, brother Pat (Barb) O’Mara, one sister-in-law Darla (Vic) Sorenson, grandchildren: Joe Simet, Kelly Williamson, Jason Blexrude, Heather Blexrude, Lauren Schreiner, Carly Schreiner, 4 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  Sandy was preceded in death by her husband Gary, mother and father, 2 brothers, grandparents, and 4 brothers-in-law.

Funeral service will take place at 10:30 am on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1314 E. Lexington Blvd., Eau Claire, WI 54701 with Pastor Brahm Semmler Smith officiating.  Visitation will take place at the church Saturday morning from 9:30 am until the time of service. Visitation will continue at the church at the conclusion of the service during a luncheon.  Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Countryside Union Cemetery in the Town of Goetz.

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Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.



  1. "Char"lene Mattison Amundson October 16, 2017

    Candy - Steve - Scott

    This message will test your memory - I hope you will remember:
    In the mid 1960's you lived in Menomonie. Your mom worked at a local bank and your dad at Sanna Daries
    while he attended UW Stout. I was your babysitter.
    Your parents accepted me as one of the family. I have fond memories of a vacation at Sugar Bush and deer hunting at your great grandmother's farm. Both your parents were exceptionally warm fine individuals

    No matter what our age, the loss of parents leaves a void like no other.
    My deepest sympathy love to each you.

  2. Vern & Elly Krupa October 7, 2017

    Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mom. Your father worked with Vern at EDI for many years, and we had many good times with your Mom & Dad. I will always remember your Mom doing the "broom dance" at our parties. They were both great friends.

  3. Amy (Sowaske) Maurer October 6, 2017

    I met Sandy when she was dating my uncle Billie five or six years ago, and thought she was a very nice lady. I know she brought a lot of joy to him in his final years. You have my deepest sympathies.

  4. Beth October 5, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace dear Sandy

  5. Deanna Thorson October 5, 2017

    I worked with Sandy at First National Bank/First Bank & Trust in Menomonie many years ago I often thought of her after they left Menomonie. She was a lovely friend at that time. My sincere sympathy to all of you.

  6. Shelly Schulte October 4, 2017

    So sorry to hear of your mom's / sisters passing. She was such a sweet woman. Always had a smile on her face. Love and prayers to all of you...

  7. Chris Cook (Robert) October 4, 2017

    I am sorry to learn of Sandy's passing. You have my sincere condolences.
    Take Care,

  8. Lisa Santineau-Andersen October 4, 2017

    Scott, Steve, Candy & family-- so sorry to hear about Sandy. Thoughts & Prayers are with you.