Sandra (Sandy) Schock (Sigler) Marcoe

Profile Updated: December 6, 2017
Sandra (Sandy) Schock (Sigler)
Residing In: Appleton, WI USA
Spouse/Partner: deceased
Occupation: RETIRED
Children: Diana Peterson born 1961
Susan Sigler born 1963
Nicole Salm born 1967
Alison More…Hintz born 1970
Sam Sigler born 1970
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I have gone to every reunion we have had and enjoyed every one of them. I know it takes a lot of work to put this on and I very much appreciate having these reunions. When people tell me that they never go to theirs I am always thankful that we have ours and I always say I have a WONDERFUL time. Thank you to all who work on the reuninon.
I love my computer and my cell phone (except for the days I want to throw them in the lake, so there are some things the good ole days didn't have. But I liked the way we dressed in school and that you could safely walk anywhere and play anywhere. I now live in Appleton WI.
Sam and I moved from Clearfield, PA in 1974 to Oshkosh WI and then to
Appleton WI. Sam, died in 1995.
I remarried in 2001 to Jerry Marcoe from Fond du Lac, WI. Jerry died Aug. 15th, 2016.
I have five children, 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Of the 12, 11 of them are boys and 1 girl.
I love to read, bike, crochet, make cards, garden, travel and be with my family. A year ago this past October Jerry was operated on for brain cancer - it is a grade 4 which is almost always fatal. He had radiation and chemo that year. We found out this past winter that it was growing. He just finished radiation and chemo again. He gets an MRI April 4th (at Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee) and that will tell us if it is growing. We realize he probably does not have long to live but we are hoping for more time yet. He is doing well with almost no side affects. We own a home in Venice FL and if possible after the 4th will go there for a few weeks but I think we will sell it. If/when I'm on my own again I will move to Appleton where my four children live. Jerry and I lived in Tucson AZ for 7 or 8 years, about 7 months a year) and we traveled all over the country for a number of years in our RV. I have been in all but about 3 states and am grateful for that - it was wonderful. We have two dogs (westies) and a cat (siamese). They have gone everywhere with us and are "our" kids. Jerry gets up every morning and says "It's a great day to be alive" and I hope I can continue to say that even if I'm alone.
Jerry did die Aug. 15th 2016. I did move to Appleton. Four of my five children live here - Diana lives in Chippewa Falls (WI). I believe that anyone who has lost a spouse knows there are no words to express the grief from that. I am going to say every morning when I get up "It's a great day to be alive". I am so grateful for my children and for my friends but the loss of Jerry is beyond expression. I shall grow old now alone. My mother will be 101 next month. She is in Christ The King Manor nursing home in Du Bois.

School Story:

I was a majorette in Jr. High and Senior High and when ever I hear a band playing I have to fight crying - I loved being in the band and guess it is just an emotional girly thing or feeling. I had dreams for years that I didn't graduate because I failed math. I HATED math - still do! I would rush home from school to see American Bandstand on T.V.

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Dec 06, 2017 at 4:17 PM
May 22, 2017 at 7:58 AM

Happy Birthday enjoy and hope your year to come is wonderful

Mar 20, 2017 at 2:02 AM

Believe me, THIS dog has a VERY strong, distinct presence and never hesitates to let you know. However, if I am crying he is RIGHT there kissing my face and sympathizing with me.

Mar 20, 2017 at 1:53 AM

Kirby and Katie - Kirby will be 15 in April!!!

Sep 19, 2016 at 9:33 PM

Posted on: Sep 18, 2016 at 10:31 PM

Joan, Jerry and I lived three fourths of the year in Tucson but then decided to go to FL where a number of our friends were - in Venice. We bought a home there and stayed about five months each year. We LOVED Venice and all that went with it. However, Jerry found out he had brain cancer two years ago. We sold our home there this past year. Now, I've lost Jerry and my life has "all of a sudden" changed completely. I posted an update on my profile.
Sandy

Mar 20, 2017 at 1:48 AM

Posted on: Sep 18, 2016 at 10:11 PM

My husband, Jerry, died on August 15th, a few weeks ago. Anyone who has gone through this knows there are no words to explain how I feel. I was with him when he died in our home. I saw the light go our of his body and it has taken part of me with it. Being one half of a twosome for so long leaves one devastated to become "one" again. I am selling our home here in Fond du Lac and moving to Appleton where four of my five children live. Jerry and I talked about this and he knew I would want to be near my family so this is not a "all of a sudden" decision. I have so many great friends here - we had so many - but I need to be with my family now. It is only a 40 minute drive so I'm sure I will stay in close contact with my friends from here and make new friends in Appleton plus my very close friend of 35 plus years lives there also. My heart may mend but it will always be broken. I miss Jerry so very, very much and my heart "hurts" .

Sep 18, 2016 at 9:58 PM
May 22, 2016 at 9:59 AM

Posted on: May 22, 2016 at 4:33 AM

Mar 21, 2016 at 8:38 PM

So good to read that things are going well for you Joan. Hopefully I will see you at our next reunion
Sandy

Mar 08, 2015 at 11:58 AM

Happy belated birthday to you. Sorry I missed the notification of your birthday as I hadn't checked e-mails for a few days. Hope you had a good one and wish you a wonderful year to come.
Sandy

Feb 24, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Posted on: Feb 23, 2015 at 8:26 PM

Happy belated birthday Paul. I hope you had an excellent day and a super year ahead.
Thank you SO much for all of your work - I appreciate it so much.
Sandy

Feb 22, 2015 at 11:55 AM

This is me with, Susie, Diana, Nicole and Alison.

Feb 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM

This is Sam and I.

Feb 22, 2015 at 2:05 PM

Posted on: Feb 22, 2015 at 11:27 AM

My husband, Jerry, had seizures in September, went to the ER here in Fond du Lac for several days. He was referred to a brain surgeon in Milwaukee at Froedert Hospital. He had numerous MRI's and they showed a mass in his brain area. He had brain surgery. The mass was removed and It was classified as: Anaplastic Astrocytoma and is a grade 3 (there are four grades) so his is very serious.. He had the surgery on a Monday - came home on Wed. - was out for lunch with his friends on Thurs. and was doing great. However a few days later he was sent back to Froedert in Milwaukee as he had blood clots that went to his lung and his leg plus he was terribly swollen in his stomach and his organs, etc. He was diagnosed with "C-Diff" or Clostridium Difficile which is a horrible bacteria that gets in the intestines, colon. He was in the hospital there for 5 weeks and they thought he was going to die. We did a fecal transplant (I was the doner) and that probably saved his life. He came home and amazingly recovered quite quickly - faster than anyone thought possible. He had radiation 5 days a week on his brain area and took a chemo pill every evening. This program was for six weeks. At the present time he is on a four week time frame of being off his treatments. The middle of March he will start taking a chemo pill (twice the dose of the previous one). He will take that for 5 days and be off 21 days and that will last till November sometime - IF - all goes well. We have been told that 27% of people with his type of brain cancer live for 5 years. I prefer to think that Jerry is such a strong person that he will be in the 27%. He now sees a doctor (the only board certified oncology doctor in the state) once a month with an MRI taken every other month. Jerry's brain surgeon said this doctor will follow Jerry's case for years - he is part of a study now for people with his grade three type of brain cancer. He is doing so well at present. This picture was taken in Dec. at his mother's 99th birthday. My mother living in assisted living in The Village turned 99 the middle of January.

Jan 01, 2015 at 6:22 PM

Posted on: Jan 01, 2015 at 12:43 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gloria! I hope you have a wonderful day and a very happy, healthy year ahead.

Nov 29, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Hope you have a wonderful year ahead Fred - it was great to visit with you at our reunion.

Jul 16, 2014 at 3:24 AM

Have a VERY Happy Birthday Betty.
Sandy