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Sandra R. “Sandy” Wichman

December 22, 2015

Rossville—Sandra R. “Sandy” Wichman, 65 passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.

She was born March 5, 1950 at Atchison, the daughter of John and Vivian Lueb Heideman.  Sandy grew up in Marysville and Seneca graduating from St. Peter and Paul Catholic High School.  She had lived in Topeka from 1972 until moving to Rossville in 1980.

Sandy worked for USD #321 for 32 years, many of those years as the secretary at the Rossville Jr/Sr High School.  She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church where she played the organ.  She also was a member of Jimmy Lillard Post No. 31 of the American Legion Auxiliary.

On September 27, 1969 she was united in marriage to Kenneth “Ken” Wichman at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca.  He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her mother, Vivian Heideman, Seneca; her children, Leslie (Scott) Martin, Overland Park, Kristy Dyche, Rossville, Scott (Shelley) Wichman, Topeka and Kendra (John) Gonzales, Topeka; a brother, Richard (Nancy) Heideman, Omaha; two sisters, Theresa (Marty) Nordhus and Leddy Rothers all of Seneca; 13 grandchildren, Abby, Jayden, Wyatt, Kallan, Olivia, Shelbey, Cody, Sheriden, Noah, Korin, Brinley, Sophia and Sawyer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Monday, December 28, 2015 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville.  Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Sunday, December 27, 2015 at the church where there will be a rosary prayed at 7:00 P.M.  Inurnment will be in the Rossville Cemetery, Rossville.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Building Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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27 thoughts on “Sandra R. “Sandy” Wichman

  1. Ken,
    This note of sympathy to you regarding the recent loss of your wife Sandy. I did not know her. I am sorry for your great loss!

  2. I wish to express my deepest condolences to the entire Wichman family. Mrs. Wichman will be missed and remembered as a dedicated member of the Rossville community. May God comfort and bless you during this difficult time of grief.

  3. Dear Vivian, Kenny and Family.
    I was deeply saddened by the news of Sandy’s passing. I wanted so much to be at the funeral but the weather forecast kept me home.
    Sandy was a fine person. I will always remember her and your family in my prayers. I’m sure she is in heaven with my wife, “Renata” looking down on us. God bless you all.

  4. Wichman Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Sandy. She was such a special lady! Her disposition, smile & everything about her was so sincere. May she rest in peace & God Speed…………….

  5. Ken & Family,
    Please know of my prayers and love at this time of transition. Sandy was a very special woman… I was SO thankful to have visited with her at the “Abundant Blessings” function at the parish this Fall. May the good Lord bless you with many great memories… and the assurance of faith that we will be with her again one day!!!
    In Christ’s service,
    Fr. Bruce Ansems

  6. Ken, Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Wichmans. Sandy has been such a good friend to all of the Smith’s.She made all of our trips a lot more fun and memorable. We will miss her bubbly smile and warm friendship. With heavy hearts Cal & Sherri

  7. Ken and Family,

    Sandy touched our lives so many times. We’ve always appreciate her kindness at our time of need. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. What a special guardian angel your grandchildren will have!

  8. There are no adequate words to heal the pain of loss. We who were family, friends and associates have been blessed with the memories of Sandy and her multiple works while with us, and her talent’s. What is her legacy? Think about what she personally took time to teach you, that made a difference in your life. That was her legacy to you. Now the real challenge is improving that lesson and passing it on just like she did. Blessings to you all Deacon Ron Aziere, Fort Worth

  9. I haven’t seen Sandy since school days, but she is attached to so many of my childhood memories. Rest in Peace. My thought and prayers to family.

  10. Seeing all the tributes to Sandy on FB just shows what a wonderful person she was to family and friends. I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile. My heart goes out to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. God is with you. How great to have our faith with life everlasting. God Bless.

  11. What can I say that everyone in the community or alumni from the High School doesn’t already know? From my days roaming the halls of the grade school where Sandy and Louis sat behind that desk, to the Jr. High office and finally to the High School office, it seemed as if she moved through my early education with me. Sandy could flash you that smile with her eyes nearly closed, and you just knew that she was someone special. It was always such a pleasure to speak with her both inside the school or put around the town. Such a light will truly be missed in a World that doesn’t have enough of it. Thank you for all the kinds words and wonderful smiles Sandy, I will always remember you.

  12. Ken and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear the passing of Sandy, You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Ken and family, Sandy was such a fixture in my time at Rossville High School! At least once a week I had to borrow her keys to unlock my classroom because I had forgotten my own. Always a smile, always an answer for my problems. As a team, she and Tammy were the heart of the school for me. Peace and strength to all who will miss her presence, especially the grandchildren that she adored so much.

  14. Ken & family, Sandy was such a swell person and we will say a special prayer for her soul. She was organist for our wedding. We were pleased to know the Heideman family as they were fine people.God Bless Sandy! Larry & Jane Hesse

  15. We were saddened to hear of Sandy’s passing. She will be missed by so many. May your faith bring you comfort during this diffiçult time.

  16. Ken and Family, Our hearts are broken for you. We have so many wonderful memories of our time spent with you and Sandy. She was always so very proud of her children and grandchildren and very happy to tell us about them. We will say a rosary..her favorite prayer…she was always willing to do the same for us. These are the times we count on Faith, Family and Friends. We hold you close. Betty Jo and Craig

  17. Ken and Family,
    We were so sadden to hear of Sandys passing. She was a great person with a beautiful smile that will never be forgotten. We will always remember the fun times we had together. Hugs to you all Dean and Ellen DeVore

  18. Ken,
    our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.
    we will always remember the good times we had with you and sandy.

  19. Dear Ken and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. Please know your family is in our prayers and Heaven has a beautiful lady joining all those who have gone before. God’s Peace be With all of You.

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