Sandra K. Kayne

Sandra K. Kayne

September 18, 1947 – May 21, 2020


Sandra K. (Fosbender) Kayne passed away peacefully on May 21, 2020 attended by her husband at Bryan East Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska at 3:00 PM CDT after a long battle with pneumonia.  She was born in Jackson, Michigan on September 18, 1947 to Paul Ritter and R. Jean (Logan) Ritter Fosbender Nichols.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. Jon Kayne; her daughter, Shay-Marie Kayne; her stepchildren, Avi Kayne and Nika Bareket (Ze’ev); her mother, Jean Nichols; sisters: Sheryl (Alan) Sanford, Roxanne Fosbender, and Tami (Greg) Burnett of Michigan; stepmother, Jan Fosbender of Georgia; sisters, Cathy Fleming and Cindy Snider of Florida; sister, Delisa Swisher (Zach) of Indiana; several nieces and nephews, and extended family.  She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Anna Newberry and Robert Logan; paternal grandparents, Margaret Leece and Saul Ritter; father, Paul Ritter; and adoptive father, Duane Fosbender.

Sandra graduated from Hillsdale High School, Michigan in 1965 and Jackson Business School in 1967.  Sandra worked as a secretary for Hillsdale College for many years and Reading Schools before moving to Bellevue, Nebraska.  She also worked for Golden Hills Elementary School in the Papillion-LaVista District, as well as Ear Specialists in Omaha.  In her later years, Sandra enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, Europe, the South Pacific, and Russia with her Delta Theta Chi sisters.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Friday, August 21st at 11am at the West Center Chapel.  Memorials are suggested to Delta Theta Chi Scholarship Fund. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to and click on the “View Live Service” button on the home page.





  • Chaim & Romelia Baran Posted May 24, 2020 9:16 pm

    Shocked and saddened by the loss of this wonderful human being.

  • Catherine Zulauf Posted May 27, 2020 3:43 pm

    My heart is broken at the thought of not seeing Sandi again here on earth but I know she will have a special place as one of our Lord’s most precious Angels. Rest in Peace my dearest friend!

  • Jane Yaffe-Rowell Posted May 29, 2020 7:11 am

    Jon – Sincerest condolences to you and your family. I wish you peace and comfort in your memories.

  • Sheryl Posted July 31, 2020 7:10 am

    My sister, my sister, my sister…miss you.

  • Delight Wreed Byrd Posted August 17, 2020 3:04 pm

    Dear Jon and family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult and sad time. I can’t imagine how deeply you are all hurting at this time. I hope her memories will bring your peace. With deepest sympathy, Delight

  • Linda Kayne-Robb Posted August 21, 2020 10:20 am

    Sending Jon and Shay love always…especially during this difficult time. ❤️

  • Stacy Kayne Posted August 21, 2020 11:06 am

    To Sandy, you are missed, loved, and appreciated. Thank you for loving Jon and Shay.
    To Jon and Shay, I am so sorry. I love you two and am always here. Sandy remains present within you and in everything around you.
    Thank you for allowing me to be present today. What a beautiful way to honor and love Sandy. 💛

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