Obituary of Sandra Lynn Windels
Sandra Lynn (Meyer) Windels was born on April 14, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan. She was the loving daughter of Andrew and Pearl Irene (Manor) Meyer. Sandra graduated from Flat Rock High School with the Class of 1960. She would further her education at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan where she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education.
Sandra’s teaching career spanned many years. For three years, prior to leaving to raise her children, she was employed at Simpson Junior High School in Flat Rock. When she returned to the classroom, she taught at the Milan Adult Education Center for four years and then spent a year teaching at Orchard Center High School in Monroe. Sandra spent the remaining twenty-eight years teaching English and Reading to seventh and eighth grade students at Jefferson Middle School in Monroe.
Sandra loved reading historical fiction and would research and write articles on local history. Many of her articles were published locally in the Prime Times publication. Some of the topics she wrote about included: the Winery at Pointe Aux Peaux, Heston’s Pier, and the Stony Point Beach Bath House. She enjoyed tending to her vegetable and butterfly gardens and taking photos of the sunsets over Lake Erie. Her most admired pastime was spending time with her family and watching her grandson, Andrew, play football for Jefferson High School.
Sandra Lynn Windels, age 79, of Newport passed away on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center under the care of ProMedica Monroe Hospice with her son, Tom, and her daughter, Susan, at her side. Her passing was preceded by her parents; brothers, William Meyer and Andrew J. Meyer; former husband, Gerald E. Windels; daughter-in-law, Sandra Snyder-Windels; and daughter, Sandra Adkins-Tahmouch.
Survivors left to cherish her memory include her sons, Gerald M. (Linda) Windels of Newport and Thomas A. (Carrie) Windels of Monroe; daughter, Susan L. (Kevin) LaBeau of Newport; son-in-law, Michel Tahmouch of Newport; sister-in-law, Denise E. Sovey-Meyer of Newport; her grandchildren: Chelsea Aldridge, Emilee Windels, Sarah Windels, Ryan Adkins, Jennafer Windels, Andrew LaBeau, Kyle LaBeau, and Layla Tahmouch. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren and two close friends: former son-in-law, Ronnie Adkins and her children’s step-mother, Mary Jo Windels.
Family and friends may gather on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe, 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162. A Celebration of Her Life will follow at 6:00 pm with Associate Pastor Cam Dowler of Newport Community Church officiating.
Sandra’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and ProMedica Monroe Hospice. They ensured the extraordinary care and comfort of Sandra in her final weeks of life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sandra’s memory are suggested to the CJD Foundation, 3634 West Market Street Unit 110, Akron, Ohio 44333. Online guests may leave words of inspiration and comfort or share a photo by visiting www.merklefs.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sandra Windels, please visit Tribute Store