In Memory

Sandra L Kaliebe (Schultz) - Class Of 1964

Sandra Lee Schultz (nee Kaliebe) June 4, 2020. Loving mother of Craig Kaliebe (Michel) and Carol Anderson (Tim), proud Grandmother to Scarlet and Tate Kaliebe and Kai Anderson, loving sister of Lee Kaliebe (Nancy) and devoted Aunt to Kyle and Kent Kaliebe. Longtime friend to Lynne Grages since kindergarten. Preceded in death by her Mother, Renee Kaliebe (nee Meyer) and her Father, Henry Kaliebe.

Sandra was the Great, Great Granddaughter of George Abert, one of the founding fathers of the City of Milwaukee, and proudly spoke of her heritage and its role in Milwaukee’s growth. Sandra passionately researched her family’s history and carefully preserved many pictures, letters and artifacts over the years.

Sandra worked in the Men’s Department at JC Penney’s downtown Milwaukee location in the late 1960’s through the 1970’s and enjoyed helping her customers find the right color combinations. A tireless volunteer to children’s safety concerns, Sandra served in a variety of roles in the Parent Teacher Association at the school (president), city, state and national levels. Sandra’s involvement in PTA led to a leading role with Wisconsin Operation Lifesaver, a non-profit education and safety awareness program focused on railroad crossings and right of way safety initiatives. Sandra also advocated for school bus safety and in 1990 was appointed to the Milwaukee Safety Commission, where she served until 2001. She was also an active member of the Wisconsin Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders and the Wisconsin Child Passenger Safety Association.

Sandra was active in several political causes, working the phones and volunteering for several Republican campaigns in recent years, and communicated regularly with local elected officials regardless of party, always seeking to make things better for all.

Sandra was the sole proprietor of Noticebly Neat Cleaning Services and took great pride in cleaning and organizing until the job was done to her satisfaction. She was meticulous in her work and her home was always very clean and organized. Sandra made lots of friends along the way and was especially fond of Jim and Pat Seftar and their dogs, Ollie and Izzy.

Sandra loved holidays and entertaining, with a passion for cooking and baking, taking great joy in socializing with family and friends. Her dinner parties always featured perfectly decorated table settings in the spirit of the occasion, with beautiful dishes, silverware, flowers and great food. Sandra was very patriotic and loved attending July 4th parades and fireworks with friends and family.

Sandra was an eloquent speaker and storyteller and followed current events closely. She had a unique attention to detail and had a witty way of sharing her daily adventures. She was VERY proud of her children and grandchildren, always beaming about their latest accomplishment or activity. She was a talented writer, whether it was advocating for a cause, a friendly birthday card, a kind word of encouragement or poetry. She had a passion for flowers, her garden and her home, and most recently enjoyed painting flowers and sharing her creations. She enjoyed trips to northern Wisconsin and Door County, and cherished quiet times of reflection, shopping for unique mementos and great restaurants.

Sandra was a lifelong Christian Scientist, strongly devoted to her faith. She had a serious illness when she was very young, and when no medical options remained her mother turned to Christian Science and a miraculous healing took place. Sandra served as a Reader at the Brookfield and Hartford Churches at various times, and her faith provided her with strength, clarity, guidance and love throughout her life.

Sandra was truly grateful to be surrounded by love from God, her family and friends.