Sandra Rowe
1950 - 2019
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Rowe, Sandra Lynn "Sandi" Born in Evanston, IL, to Dr. Robert and Jane Mitchell, on November 12, 1950 and passed away on May 29, 2019 at the age of 68, in Sheboygan. Attended Maine South High School, Park Ridge, IL, graduating in the class of 1967. She was an honors graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, in 1970. Sandi majored in French, Spanish, and English, and also spoke German. She married her high school sweetheart, Lynn Rowe, on May 15, 1971, and they just celebrated their 48th anniversary. Sandi was mother of two children, Dustin and Tanner. Sandi worked as a realtor in Eau Claire, WI, and then joined Lynn, working side-by-side in their distribution business, Buy Design Sales Group, in the ski, outdoor, and footwear fields. In 1993, they moved to Oostburg, WI and continued the business, working together for over 40 years, retiring in 2017. Sandi and Lynn started going together at the ages of 14 and 17 and did everything together before and after marriage (Sandi 20, Lynn 23). They had an almost fairytail life together starting out with three years in Bavaria, on Chiemsee, Germany's largest lake. Sandi and Lynn loved to travel and over the years visited many provinces in Canada, all but a couple of the US states, all of Western Europe, Israel, India, China, Japan, and Hong Kong. In 1979, Sandi and Lynn were confronted by their five-year-old son, Dustin, who told them that "God was Jesus, and Jesus was the Holy Ghost." As a result, they explored, and soon dedicated their lives to Jesus Christ. The principles were applied to life and home as well as the business. Sandi was involved with short term missions, enjoyed regular Bible studies, and participation in church activities. Sandi was dedicated to her family, always looking for positive ways to teach her children, and participate in their lives. In business she was a masterful administrator and organizer. She found something good in every person and was always ready to dedicate her time to church, friends, and conservative thought. She was a planner, scholar, dedicated researcher, and had clear and humble presentation skills. Through her mother's background in Door County, Sandi was introduced as a child and never lost her love for the area. In 1979, her parents purchased a condo in Egg Harbor, WI, which became the place for family summer activities, including time with Lynn. Tanner's arrival in Door County to work for Stones Throw Winery and subsequent marriage to Mandy, soon created a new special interest for Sandi in the form of grandchildren. Both Gage and Lily became the love of her life and her face would light up each time she saw them. She tirelessly played with them, teaching along the way, and always with a positive, constructive, and patient influence. Sandi is survived by husband, Lynn Rowe, Oostburg, WI; sons, Dustin Rowe, Carbondale, CO, and Tanner Rowe (Mandy), Egg Harbor, WI; grandchildren, Gage and Lily; sisters, Carol Miles (Joseph), Urbana, IL, and Nancy Walker (Tom), Littleton, CO; and brother, James Mitchell (Kathy), Aurora, CO. Sandi was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Robert Herbert Mitchell, Cpt. USN and family practice in Park Ridge, IL; and mother, Jane Spalsbury Mitchell, Medical Lab Technologist, raised in Sturgeon Bay, WI. A Joy of Life service will take place at Grace Bible Fellowship in Oostburg, WI, on June 22, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., with visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Following the service, there will be a time to remember Sandi at the Rowe home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Great Marriages of Sheboygan County. Condolences may be expressed online at

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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jun. 3, 2019.
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June 18, 2019
Lynn, I enjoyed getting to know you and Sandi in worship and fellowship afterwords. It just won't be the same without her. She was always so kind and welcoming to me and I enjoyed hearing about your family , which was definitely her favorite subject. Her legacy lives on and she will truly be missed.
Susan Radtke
June 12, 2019
Dear Lynn and Family,
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. We offer our thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes during this time in your life.
Fraters of Tau Kappa Epsilon
June 8, 2019
Dear Lynn and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Sandi's passing. She was a wonderful person and I always enjoyed seeing her smile at shows and talking with her.
My thought and prayers are with all of you.
Judy Bard
June 6, 2019
Dear Lynn, Dustin, Tanner & Family, So very sorry to hear of the loss of Sandi. She was always an inspiration. Positive, sincere and smiling. She will be missed by many. My heartfelt condolences. May She rest in Peace.
Michael Mitchell
June 5, 2019
We are deeply saddened to hear of Sandi's passing. She was a very kind and sweet woman and always had a smile on her face. We will miss seeing her on the lane. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Heaven has another angel.Arnita and David Plekenpol
Arnita and David Plekenpol
June 5, 2019
Lyn and family,
So sorry to hear of Sandi's passing. What a wonderful person she was and we will all miss her. Happy she was a believer in Christ. We know she is safe and well taken care of. Our thoughts are with your family. In Christ,
John and Judith Hutchinson
June 5, 2019
Dear Lynn, Tanner and family we are so sorry for your loss. Sandi was such a delight at every show when we met. She always welcome us with open arms and heart. A very genuine caring person.
Dick & Noreen Smith
June 5, 2019
Dear Nancy and Mitchell Family,
So sorry to hear about your sister Sandi from the paper. What a beautiful obituary about her life.
You are in our thoughts.
Monica, Russ and Carly Carynski
June 4, 2019
There is comfort in knowing that Sandi is with our Lord. Her faith was solid and inspiring. She was a true servant to our Lord in her word and in her deeds. Friends and family were her joy. Especially when she'd speak of her children and grand children. Both Lynn and Sandi were of great support and friendship to me in my darkest days of my divorce. They welcomed me and my daughters at Aunt Dotts cottage when we needed to feed our souls with rest and reflection and family love. I will always remember Sandi's ability to hold me riveted with her stories or just about anything she wanted to tell me about. She was a great listener as well. I loved her little laugh and her sincere smile. And the way her eyes smiled too. Her hugs were the best. All my love to the Rowe family. Your mom, wife and Grandma was a most lovely person that touched many. Xo xo
Missy Mann
June 3, 2019
Dear Lynn, Tanner and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. It was always such a pleasure to work with you and see you work together as a family. You are in my thoughts.
Much love,
Alicia Kersebet
alicia kersebet
June 3, 2019
May the God of all comfort strengthen the family during this time of deep sorrow. Those who pass on, God keeps in his memory because they are precious in his eyes. My sincerest condolences. (Psalms 116:15)
June 3, 2019
Dear Lynn, Dustin, Tanner & Family,

We are fortunate to get to know Sandi and Lynn over the years and to celebrate that relationship. What a wonderful person Sandi was. Always willing to engage in a spirited conversation, listen, and add her very insightful input. We will miss that for sure.

We send our condolences to Lynn and the entire family.

With Love,
Larry, Renee, Trent, and Lauren Hagerty
Larry Hagerty
June 3, 2019
Lynn, Dustin, Tanner & Family,

We have been very fortunate to get to know Sandi and Lynn over the years and to celebrate that relationship. What a wonderful person Sandi was! Always willing to engage in a spirited conversation, listen and add her input. Just a joy to be around! We will miss her terribly. We send our condolences to Lynn and the entire family.

With Love,
Larry, Renee, Trent, and Lauren Hagerty
Larry Hagerty
June 3, 2019
Ernie and I want to let your family know how very sorry we are for your loss of Sandy. We were so fortunate to have gotten to know her and Lynn, she was a wonderful person and I'm sure she will be greatly missed. She is now with the Lord.
Ernie/Jan Yaniz
June 3, 2019
My condolences go out to the family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. Continue to cherish the wonderful memories you had with Sandra. Support one another. And it may you receive comfort from our Heavenly Father.
2 Thessalonians 2:16,17.
June 3, 2019
So sorry for your loss Lynn. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Chip Camillo
June 3, 2019
My condolences to the family. May you reflect on the memories you shared with your loved one.May the god of all comfort give you His peace during this time.
June 3, 2019
Sandi was a smart, fun-loving, charming and gracious woman. She was amazing as a wife and mother. She extended her generosity and love to so many people. Those of us who knew her are going to really miss her. My condolences to her family. Love, Cousin Liz
Elizabeth Sickels
June 2, 2019
What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. Sandi touched so many lives in so many positive ways during her time on earth, which was cut far too short. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Bill & Millie Einhaus
Millie Einhaus
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