Sandra M. Drew, age 84, of Mayer, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Prior to the death of her son, Patrick, at the age of 42, Sandra was sure she had a special angel on her shoulder, because of her wonderful family.
Sandra always said she got to work in her favorite pastimes: music, travel, and books. She started out working in the travel industry, but when she and Bill started a family, she wanted to spend more time with her family at home. So, for 20 years Sandra gave piano lessons and tennis lessons to the area children. She later re-entered the travel business, which afforded her the chance to once again travel all over the world. Upon her retirement, Sandra worked part-time for the Carver County Library System.
For the past 20 years, Sandra spent the winter months on South Padre Island, TX, enjoying the warmth, the ocean, and many friends.
Sandra was preceded in death by her son, Patrick Thor Drew; husband, William “Bill” Drew; parents, Everett and Laila Kuhlmann; sisters and brothers-in-law Lyn and Stephen Hahn, and Ruth and Chuck Bates.
Sandra is survived by her sons, Nick Drew, Joshua Drew and wife, Sadie McKinley; nephews and niece, Blake Hahn and wife, Jill, Michael Bates, Tim Bates and wife, Laura, Joe Bates, Mike Drew, Mary Drew; and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service took place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church, 209 Bluejay Ave. in Mayer, with Rev. Adam Gless as officiant. A gathering of family and friends took place one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; 952-442-2121; www.johnsonfh.com.