Sandra A. Scheef
November 20, 1948 – February 28, 2023
Preceded in death by father, Lloyd.
Survived by husband, Dale; children, Mike (Merry) and Susan; mother, Louise Gates; 8 brothers and 1 sister.
Family will receive friends Monday, March 6th, from 5-7PM at West Center Chapel with a Funeral Service at 7PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
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Sandra passed away at home after a 2-year battle with Pancreatic cancer. The family would like to thank CHI Henry Lynch Cancer Center at Bergan Mercy and CHI Hospice for the care that Sandra received during her illness.
She was preceded in death by her father and stepmother, Lloyd Trout & Relda Trout; stepfather, Donovan Gates; brother-in-law, John Hamilton; sister-in-law, Annie Trout; nephew, Thomas Hamilton.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dale; children, Mike (Merry) and Susan; step grandchildren, Derek & Cody; mother, Louise Gates; siblings: Sam (Sandy), RC (Donna), Charley (Bev), Jack, Lloyd Jr (Bridget), Barbara (JR), Les, Tony (Pam), Donnie; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins all over the country.
Sandra was the second child of Lloyd Trout & Louise Gaeta. She was born in Omaha at St. Catherine’s Hospital. She lived most of her childhood down on 6th & Pierce Streets in Little Italy. When she was 8, the family moved out to 58th & “A” Streets.
Prior to graduating from South High in 1967, Sandra started to train as a Hair Stylist at Capital Hair. She would go to school in the morning, Capital in the afternoon and work the snack bar at Leisure Lanes in the evening, all while maintaining an apartment behind the bowling alley with 2 other classmates.
Leisure Lanes was where she met her husband, Dale. Working at the snack bar, he asked her out one day. Obviously, the date went well. They were married at St. Thomas More on November 25, 1967.
She bowled in the Early Bird Leagues in the 1980s on several different teams with her mother, sister, family, and friends.
Sandra worked as the salad girl at Gorat’s as a teenager and also at Anthony’s right after it opened. She then chose to stay at home with her kids until they were in school. Once she went back to work, she began her longest career in retail. She was a 31-year-employee with Richman Gordman and Gordmans starting her career on November 20, 1983, and retiring on November 20, 2014. She came back for 2 months in 2017 to help when the store closed for good. She will be remembered fondly by all the coworkers that she worked with over the years.
In retirement, Sandra enjoyed focusing on her crocheting, working puzzles, taking care of her mother, never missing Days of our Lives or any Kansas City Royals game on tv, and catching up on every Hallmark movie, HGTV show or Pioneer Woman episode.