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Sandra L. Freer
Sandra L. “Sandy” Freer of Austin, PA passed away on Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 surrounded by her loving family in the comfort of her home. Sandy, a lifelong resident of Austin, was born to Myrtle and William Enstrom on March 31st, 1937. After the passing of her father she was raised by her mother Myrtle and her stepfather Alton “Bud” Crosby along with her sister, Karen.
Sandy graduated from Austin Area High School in 1954. A proud veteran she served in the United States Air Force from 1955-1957.
On July 22nd, 1960 she married John D. Freer in Austin, PA. Sandy, a homemaker, was a loving and devoted wife and she and John celebrated 62 beautiful years of marriage. Together they enjoyed a lifetime of happiness camping, enjoying the outdoors, and watching their family grow. A lover of animals, especially dogs, she and John adopted numerous pets through various pet rescues.
Known as “Oonnee” in her family Sandy was a collector of teddy bears which she later enjoyed passing on to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. These items remain treasured memorabilia of a loving mother and grandmother.
Anyone that knew Sandy knew that she was a great cook and an avid baker often spending days preparing numerous dishes and desserts for family gatherings and holidays. She was especially known for her cookies, pies, and cakes which filled the house with incredibly delicious smells; often sending second helpings home with her family to be happily enjoyed later. Her love of cooking and baking continued well into her final years with her knowledge and recipes passed on to those she loved.
To say she will be greatly missed is an understatement.
In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her sister Karen as well as many aunts and uncles.
Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Robert Freer and Alton “Buddy” (Marea) Freer, along with five grandchildren: Eryn (Eric) Fiebig, Heather (Michael) Postlewait, Casey (Klaus) Puck, Amanda (Greg) Wehler, and Hunter (Kelsee) Freer.
Along with her children and grandchildren she was also a wonderful great-grandmother and great-great grandmother to Aedrik and Axeton Fiebig, Pam Crants and Willie Postlewait, Claudia Puck, Madison and Abel Langfitt, Olivia Wehler, and Sutton and Micha Crants.
She is also remembered by her niece Kristen Hynds and nephew Kurt Hynds along with their families.
There will be no public visitation or funeral. A private family memorial will be held at the family’s convenience.
Memorial donations may be made in Sandy’s name to the Austin Fire Department, PO Box 328, Austin, PA 16720 and/or Teachers Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Sandy’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Sandy, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.
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