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“I am heart broken, I was not aware Sandy was sick with Pancreatic cancer. My mom passed away from this when I was young. I worked with Sandy at...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Kristine Dietrich - Waupaca, WI

“Omg. I am in shock. I knew Sandy was sick. But i just spoke with her about 3 weeks ago. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She was a great friend....Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: LuAnn Vanden Bloomer - Appleton, WI

“I knew Sandy at the Y, and had reflexology and Jin Shin Jyutsu--she had a wonderful touch. She will be missed. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Rosemary Cummings - Appleton, WI

“my prayers are with you ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: gail woyak - Little chute, WI

“Al and family,Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: George Driessen - Buckeye, AZ

“I knew Sandy while I worked at the YMCA. She was a sweet, gentle woman who always had a smile for me and every one. My sorrow for all who knew and...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Terry Stoddard - Appleton, WI

“I knew Sandy while I worked at the YMCA. She was a sweet, gentle woman who always had a smile for me and every one. My sorrow for all who knew and...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Terry Stoddard - Appleton, WI

“We send all our love and sympathy.Kent & Linda Gallaway ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Al and Family Sorry to hear about Sandy. You have our deepest sympathy. ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Larry and Jane Scheibe - Sebring, FL

“Sandy was a gentle and kind soul. She will be greatly missed by those of us who were touched by her. Our prayers are with Al and the family. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Marilyn Limberg - Seymour, WI

“Al and family,There are no words to console you with your loss. Know that she was a special person who touched many in a positive way and will be...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Tom and Wendy Keenan - Greenville, WI

“Al you have my condolences for your family's loss. Ron Griesbach ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Ron Griesbach - Menasha

“Al and family. There are no words. My love and prayers to you all. I will miss that beautiful face and soul.Sarah Stanton Pihlstrom Massage Therapist...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Sarah Pihlstrom - Neenah, WI

“Al and Family Sorry to hear about Sandy. You have our deepest sympathy. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Larry and Jane Scheibe - Sebring, FL

“Al and Family,We are so saddened by your loss. Sandy was a beautiful person that touched our lives in such a wonderful way. May God bless you and...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Mark and Teresa Mumaw - Walker, IA


Sandra Rose Paltzer, 67, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at home. Sandy was born on October 29, 1950 to Kenneth Sr and Alvina (Bretthauer) Schnese in Appleton. On April 4, 1981 she was united in marriage to Alfred Paltzer. Sandy worked at Tuttle Press then in retail at Hebergers and Good’n Natural. She found her passion working at the YMCA as a reflexologist and Jin Shin Jyutsu (the art of gentle touch) practitioner. Sandy enjoyed cooking, and the holistic lifestyle. She also liked motorcycle touring with Al, playing cards with friends, reading and writing poetry. Sandy was a member of St. Thomas More and sang in the church choir. Sandy is survived by her husband Al, stepson Tom (special friend Lillian) Paltzer, step daughter Tina (Kevin) Flaherty, grandchildren; Caitlin, Corey, and Sean Flaherty, siblings; Ken (special friend Nancy) Schnese, Sue Wankey, Curt (Bonnie) Schnese, Michelle (Kevin) Dolan, uncles; Carl and Larry Schnese, nieces and nephews; Tina (John), Scott (Amy), Lester, Deanna, Kim, Shari, Jodi, Brittany, Justin, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Mary Jean, sisters-in-law; Betty Schnese, and Doris Schnese, and a brother-in-law Gary Wankey. The funeral liturgy for Sandy will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1810 N. McDonald St. A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Wichmann Funeral Home and at church on Wednesday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of the service at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com. The family would like to express their thanks to Theda Care Appleton and Theda Care at Home Hospice for their help with Sandy’s battle with pancreatic cancer.