Sandra Louise Kohne, 67, of Santa Rosa, California, passed away July 9, 2019 after a battle with cancer. She was born June 10, 1952 to Barbara and Paul Kohne in Decatur, Indiana. She
attended St. Joseph Catholic grade school and graduated from Bellmont High School in 1970. Sandy was industrious and adventurous. This combination took her to many different
states, exploring and working in Indiana, Kentucky, Colorado, Michigan, Tennessee, New Mexico and California. She found joy working in managerial positions at Scotts, Richards and Bear Creek Farms while in Indiana. She then touched numerous lives through her work with the Girl Scouts, affectionately referred to as the Cookie Lady during her time with the Fort
Wayne office. She was also known as Shamira by those she guided and worked along side during her time leading Girl Scout Camps. This name means "warrior and
protector". She most recently took pride in working with her Sutter Instruments family in Santa Rosa, California where she was able to spend time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, Ami Kohne and Amanda (Brett) Burton, and grandchildren Isiah, London, Trajen, Hadrian, and Harper; mother, Barbara Kohne; sisters, Patti Haines, Karen (Paul) Brite, Cindy (Rod) Rector, and Terri (Tom) Nowak; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Kohne.
In lieu of flowers Sandy requested any memorial contributions be used to aid the care and education of her beloved grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held from 1-3 Sunday, August 4 at the Preble Fireman’s Park, 4333 W US Highway 224, Decatur, IN, 46733.
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