Sandra “Sandy” Lee Tyunaitis, age 72, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Monday, December 19, 2022 at Froedtert Pleasant Prairie Hospital. She was surrounded by loving friends and family.
Born on October 13, 1950 in Kenosha, Sandy was the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Prewo) Tyunaitis and attended St. Joseph High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Accounting from U.W. Milwaukee and worked in corporate accounting as a CPA for over 30 years with Abbott Laboratories.
Sandy had many hobbies, including reading, knitting, tending to her spectacular garden, baking (especially cookies and her infamous pound cake) and going to concerts at Ravinia and around Kenosha — the Kenosha Pops, PB & Jam and Twilight Jazz were some of her favorites. She always looked forward to traveling with her life-long friends Carol and Michael, Sunday dinners with her family and spending time with her great friend Linda. Sandy deeply loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. She was an incredibly generous person with a great sense of humor and was an amazing sister, aunt and friend.
Sandy will be missed by her brothers, Ronald Tyunaitis and Mark (Nanette) Tyunaitis; her nephews, Jared (Candace Hill) Tyunaitis and Aaron (Rachel) Tyunaitis; and her beloved (and incredibly spoiled) Tibetan Terrier Tillie. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Rose Tyunaitis and dogs Dewey, Ruby and Allie.
To honor Sandy’s wishes, funeral services celebrating her life will be held privately.
Memorial donations may be made to one of the many charities Sandy supported regularly: Safe Harbor Humane Society and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin – Milwaukee.