Sandra K. (Watson) Gardner

Born: Thu., Oct. 17, 1946
Died: Sun., Jun. 5, 2016

Celebration of Life

Fri., Jun. 10, 2016
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 10, 2016
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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 Sandra K. Gardner
October 17, 1946 – June 5, 2016
Sandra K. Gardner, 69, of South Bend, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Memorial Hospital. Sandra was born October 17, 1946, in Duluth, MN, to the late Marlyn and Evelyn (Bouchard) Watson. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Roger Watson. On December 30, 1977, in Galesburg, IL, Sandra married Charles “Chuck” Gardner, who survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Michelle Gardner, of South Bend, son, Ronald C. Simonson, of Rogersville, AL, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sisters, Janet Burbul, of St. Paul, MN, and Pam Gerber, of Mendota Heights, MN, brother, Richard Watson, of Detroit Lakes, MN, one step-sister, Carol (Joey) Krog, of Cloquet, MN, two step-brothers, Alan (Judy) Zetterlund, of Saint Cloud, MN, and Lyle (Venice) Zetterlund, of Cape Coral, FL. Sandra worked as a R.N. at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, along with numerous nursing homes and hospices. Friends may visit with the family from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 10th, at Hampton Inn & Suites, 52709 S.R. 933 N., South Bend. In Sandra’s memory, contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 610 N. Michigan Street, South Bend, IN, 46601. Cremation will take place at Welsheimer Crematory. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at

Charitable donations may be made in Sandra's memory to the following organization:

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
610 N. Michigan St., South Bend, IN, 46601

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Felicia Stone
   Posted Wed July 27, 2016
I am so shocked and saddened by Sandy's death. I just heard about her passing today. She was a loyal and kind friend. After our donut shop (Stone's Donuts) closed two years ago she and I lost touch somewhat as she would stop by several times each week. She was the kindest and most generous person I have ever met. I also knew Sandy as an accomplished and compassionate nurse as we had worked together in different capacities throughout the years as fellow nurses. We share in your sadness. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Felicia Stone, RN