Sandra Sue “Sandie” Johnston, 59, of Winamac, IN passed away at home Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Sandie was born on July 19, 1960 in Chicago Heights, IL to Paul and Sue Lucas DeGroot. In 1971, the DeGroot family moved to Winamac. In her youth, Sandie loved to ride horses. She graduated from Winamac High School in 1978. She was a retired from the Will County Sheriff’s Department in Will County, IL where she had served as a 911 dispatcher. Sandie will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by:
Thomas (Laurin) Johnston, Steger, IL Son
4 Grandchildren: Faith, Kylie, Kara, and Gavin
Sue Lucas DeGroot, Winamac, IN Mother
Paul (Sheryl) DeGroot, Winamac, IN Father
Samantha (Aaron) Malchow, Francesville, IN Sister
Sheri Gaillard, Winamac, IN Sister
Perry (Katie) DeGroot, Winamac, IN Brother
Kelly (Mike) Bierrum, Star City, IN Step-Sister
Kim (Kevin) Podell, Winamac, IN Step-Sister
Several Nieces and Nephews
Glenn Sommers, Winamac, IN Companion
Preceded in death by:
Joseph Lucas, Maternal Grandfather
Mae and Herman Piacentini, Maternal Grandmother
Teresa and Herman DeGroot, Paternal Grandparents
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.