Sandra “Sandy” Lee Fekete, 58, of Grayling passed away on June 10, 2017.
Sandy was born in Ithaca, New York, on March 19, 1959, to Charles and Patricia (German) Ditmars of Trumansburg, N.Y.
She was a 1977 graduate of Charles O. Dickerson High School in Trumansburg, N.Y., and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree from Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pa. in 1981.
She moved to Michigan in 1990 where she began working at Glen’s Market (now Family Fare) in Cadillac, Mich. She continued working with Glen’s Market until 2007, ending as the Scanning Specialist at the Glen’s Market in Grayling.
She then felt the calling of the open road and qualified for her commercial driving license and began driving semi-trucks for Jeff Foster Trucking in Superior, Wis. During this time, she traveled everywhere from California to Maine, seeing the country while transporting goods.
In 2013, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent successful treatment. She was back on the road and working within a year from her diagnosis. In 2016, the disease returned as incurable stage IV metastatic breast cancer. After a courageous fight, the cancer took her life.
Sandy was known for her quiet disposition and sweet personality. Always quick to smile, she loved to talk to her family and friends. She was a devoted and hard-working single mother who in later years found joy and love with her partner Clifford Ellsworth. She also enjoyed photography, scrapbooking, and working on her home
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Rick Murt, of Seattle, Wash.; and son, Jason Fekete, of New London, Conn.; her mother; and her sisters, Kathleen (Charles) Carpenter of Trumansburg, N.Y.; Deborah (Kenneth) Dawson of Fairborn, Ohio; Rebecca (James) Ruoss of Lebanon Pa.; and Margaret (Daniel) Sawchuck of Richland, N.Y.; as well as uncles, aunts, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Donations in memorial of Sandy’s life can be made to METavivor, a non-profit organization that specializes in stage IV breast cancer advocacy, at www.metavivor.org or with a check made payable to “METavivor, Inc.” and sent to: METavivor, 1783 Forest Dr. #184, Annapolis, MD, 21401.
A private family ceremony was held and she will be interred with her father at Grove Cemetery in Trumansburg, N.Y.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sorensonlockwood.com.
Arrangements by Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.