Sandra M. ‘Butler’ Boutilier
GLADSTONE — Sandra M. “Butler” Boutilier, age 80, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 19, 2020, at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.
Sandy was born June 4, 1940, on the family farm in Perkins, the daughter of Henry and Georgina (Williamson) Soderstrom. She was raised in Perkins and was a 1958 graduate of Perkins High School.
Following graduation, Sandy headed to Milwaukee and attended the Patricia Stevens Career College where she studied modeling and fashion.
Sandy married Norman Boutilier on Sept. 23, 1961, and together they shared 55 wonderful years of marriage and raised four daughters — Brenda, Lori, Gina and Penny.
Sandy was an accomplished seamstress. She worked several years for a local bridal shop in Gladstone and designed and sewed her daughter’s prom dresses and wedding dresses as well as some outstanding and memorable Halloween costumes for her five grandchildren. Her years of creating and crafting consisted of making many special holiday gifts with abundant love for special friends and family.
Sandy had a great passion for golf. She spent many summer days on the Gladstone Golf Course leading to three club championships. Her love and dedication in serving on GGC’s 18th hole expansion committee was her proudest accomplishment. During the winter months Sandy would head west to visit relatives in New Mexico where unforgettable memories of “sister time” were made!
Survivors include daughters, Brenda (Bryan) Ferguson of Fruita, Colo., Lori (Kelly) Shea of Gladstone, Gina Sitko of Virginia Beach, Va., Penny (Matt) Mollica of Hudsonville, Mich.; sisters, Lois Holm of Albuquerque, N.M., and Beverley (Larry) Williams of Albuquerque, N.M.; grandchildren, Kailee (DJ) Metzer, Carson Shea, Megan Sitko, Adam Sitko and Anthony Mollica; sisters-in-law, Donna Boutilier and Sally Soderstrom; brother-in-law, Raymond Boutilier; and special friends, Judy Tochterman and Rosie Spindler.
Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents, Henry and Georgina, and her loving husband, Norman, Sandra was preceded in death by brother, Willliam Soderstrom; and infant grandsons, Aiden and Ethan Mollica. Sandra was also preceded in death by several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 3 to 4 p.m., at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow visiting hours at 4 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home, with Pastor Dennis Meyette officiating. Sandra will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells. The wearing of masks and social distancing is appreciated by the Boutilier family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sandy’s name may be directed to First Lutheran Church Sewing Group, in which Sandy was an active and loving member.
Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be offered at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com. A Celebration of Life, honoring Sandy, is being planned for June of 2021.