Sandra “Sandy” A. Saunier

Sandra “Sandy” A. Saunier, 81, of Marinette, Wis., passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020, at Rennes West. She was born on Sept. 17, 1938, to the late Arthur and May (Jacobi) Olson in Marinette.

Sandy graduated from Marinette High School in 1956. On Dec. 12, 1970, Sandy married Robert Saunier in Menominee, Mich.; he preceded her in death on July 3, 2007. Together they owned and operated the Marine House Bar and Grill for many years. She served on the Marinette City Council for at least 25 years, representing the 1st Ward. She spearheaded improvements to the: Menekaunee Heritage Park (formerly Whiskey Park), Menekaunee Harbor/Marina, Red Arrow Park including the children’s’ playground, enclosed pavilion, and the Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial, and helped with the Menekaunee Old Timers Picnic for over 10 years. With the help from Congressman Mark Greene, Sandy helped locate the fishing vessel the Linda E at the bottom of Lake Michigan where nephew, Warren Olson Jr. was part of the crew. She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and the Women of the Marinette Moose Lodge and helped organize the Men’s Moose. Sandy enjoyed bingo, the Packers, bowling both miniature and big lanes, as well as golf. The most important thing to her was her family and friends.

Sandy is survived by her son, Brian Tribbey of Marinette; two grandsons: Anthony and Jordan Tribbey; five great-grandchildren; brother, Ervin (Karleen) Olson; four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Robert, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert Scott Saunier; and 13 brothers and sisters.

There will be no visitation or formal service at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff at Rennes West and Unity Hospice.

Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family.