Sandra M. Rayer
April 8, 1949 – October 23, 2021
She went home to Jesus after her struggle with Covid. Known as “Princess” by her husband, Frank, “Mom” by her children, and “Nanie” by her grand and great-grandchildren. She loved family and especially children. Sandra was patriotic and very proud of her Italian/Sicilian heritage. Told everyone she was 18 because that’s how she saw herself. Sandra was a beautiful and caring person who thought of everyone else first and wanted everyone to be “Nice”.
Preceded in death by parents, Theresa and Alfio “Fred” J. Ruma. Survived by husband, Francis “Frank” Rayer; children: Sheryl Kanger (Ken), Michele Waszgis, Mark Rayer, Nicholas Rayer (Rebecca); grandchildren: Cody (Libby), Blake, Bernadette, Brooke Crosbie, Spencer and Joseph; great grandson, Colton James; siblings: Michael Ruma (Vickie), Sam Ruma (Joy), Mary Pat Hodgens (David); brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lance and Phyllis Sebeniecher, Phillip and Shirley Rayer, Shirley and Joseph Rayer, Mary Jo and John Krance, Eleanor Dexter; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
VIGIL SERVICE: Friday, October 29th at 7pm at West Center Chapel with family receiving friends from 5 to 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, October 30th at 10:00am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Avenue. Private Interment: Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Santa Lucia Children Causes.
Immediately after Mass the Family is inviting you to join them for lunch to continue the Celebration of Sandie’s Life at the Sons of Italy Hall, 1238 S 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68108.
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