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Sandra K. Hicks

Sandy passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Borgess Medical Center.

She was born August 14, 1940 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Harold and Beverly (Angell) MacDonald. Sandy was a 1959 graduate of Plainwell High School and lifelong resident of the area. For 26 years she had worked for the Plainwell Community Schools and retired in 1997 from Cooper Elementary.

Sandy was a great mother and loved raising her 4 children. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed working in her many flower beds. She also enjoyed playing bingo, doing crafts, listening to live music and going to performances at The Barn. Sandy liked helping others and had volunteered at the Otsego Senior Center. She was a member of the Oak Grove Bible Church in Kalamazoo.

Surviving are her children, Theresa (Dan) Lott of Martin, Becky Hicks of Plainwell, her favorite son, Dan (Renae) Hicks of Virginia and Diana Krogmann of Wayland; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Larry (Char) MacDonald, Harold (Linda) MacDonald and Bonnie Doest along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son in 1962 and brother, Rodney MacDonald. According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Oak Grove Bible Church in Kalamazoo, with Pastor David Ives officiating.

Burial of ashes will take place at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Sandy may be made to Oak Grove Bible Church or to

Wings of Hope Hospice


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Susan Knapp

January 13, 2020 at 8:14 pm

Becky-just read this-so sorry


Barbara Little

January 13, 2020 at 8:35 pm

Dear Becky, I am so sorry . Your Mom was a wonderful lady. She was a good friend to me and so many others. She will be missed. Love you, Becky, if there anything I can do for you.. I will.


Chris VanDenBerg

January 13, 2020 at 9:31 pm

Becky and family,

So sorry for your loss..

You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Chris VanDenBerg


Billy & Julie Shannon

January 13, 2020 at 9:41 pm

Sandy was a wonderful woman and always treated our Family like her own. Thoughts and Prayers to Terry, Becky Danny and Diana.


Bob & Lorie Helmboldt

January 13, 2020 at 11:04 pm

So sorry to hear of Sandys passing. She was such a kind and loving lady who will be missed. I hope the family can reflect on the great memories made with her and find comfort during this difficult time.

With sympathy, Bob & Lorie Helmboldt


Bill & Pat Shannon

January 13, 2020 at 11:53 pm

So sorry for the loss of your mother she was a beautiful person and she will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family.


Jenni Novotny

January 14, 2020 at 5:51 am

What a wonderful woman. I will always remember that beautiful smile. I am very sorry for your loss.


Jenni Stearns Novotny

January 14, 2020 at 5:53 am

What a wonderful woman. I will always remember that beautiful smile. I am very sorry for your loss.


Bob and Loree Bagley

January 14, 2020 at 6:26 am

Peace to the whole family.


Weston and Valley

January 14, 2020 at 6:41 am

So sorry to hear this. Sandy was one of my favorite aunts. My parents socialized a lot with Sandy and Harry. It usually involved Michigan Rummy games that seemed to go on all night.

She was always upbeat and had a smile that could light up a room.

Prayers going out to my cousins.


John Nyberg

January 14, 2020 at 8:39 am

Becky and Family so sorry for the loss of your Mother, she was a good friend to my Mom and a wonderful person Thank you for all you’ve done for my Mom and God Bless all of you


Patty and Bob Corrigan

January 14, 2020 at 8:49 am

Sandy will be missed, Cherish your memories! Will miss see her strolling by with bandit always stopping for a quick chat! Prayers for the family!



January 14, 2020 at 9:10 am

Dan and family

Holding u close at heart durning this very difficult time. Will always remember her smile,beautiful lady


Cheryl Perk

January 14, 2020 at 10:05 am

Becky and family,

We are so sorry for your loss.

Florence De Pouw & Cheryl Perk


lynne livingston

January 14, 2020 at 10:12 am

So, so sorry to hear this 🙁 I will certainly miss her!! Prayers for her family and friends.


Judy DeBoer

January 14, 2020 at 10:23 am

Diana, so sorry about your Mom and all that she went through and all that you went through.

I will miss seeing her and Bandit out cruising the neighborhood always smiling.

It meant so much that she took the time and effort to deliver a Christmas card to me.

Remember you have a friend!


Franny (Bommer) Laster

January 14, 2020 at 10:40 am

I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Sandy, She was a wonderful person, and will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.


Deb Lane

January 14, 2020 at 12:38 pm

Enjoyed our conversations across the street when we each walked our dogs.

God bless during this time. Our prayers are with you and your family.



January 14, 2020 at 6:13 pm

I am so sorry fro your loss. She will be missed.


Tim and Laurel Marsh

January 14, 2020 at 7:15 pm

Sandy was always so kind to us when we moved in to RE

We’ll miss her and Bandit going around the park, and stopping to visit for awhile. She was a beautiful person.


aliaon Harris

January 15, 2020 at 7:55 am

she came to my wedding and took me to bo wedding roo .we will miss her i love her too.she had a beautiful smile and she had nice hugs and kiss too. i do’nt want her to go .we will miss you .i want to her house on the lake we play at aunt sandy were had our christmas at her house .i am sad because she treat me like her .


Natalie Honeysett Witt

January 17, 2020 at 1:22 am

Your Mom holds a special place in my heart! The times spent at your house growing up, working with her at Cooper School and running into her over the years are all wonderful memories! Will always remember her with love…. ❤️. Theresa & Becky, Diana & Danny my thoughts are with all of you!



January 15, 2020 at 8:10 am

Girls and Dan: So sorry to hear of losing my friend of 25 years! I only found out on Facebook this morning! So sad, we had so many good times together at casinos and many trips ! She will be truly missed by all who knew her! My prayers go out to all of you, also Harry! I have been friends with them so long!


Mark Hofacker

January 15, 2020 at 12:27 pm

Terri Becky and family so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom . Aunt Sandy was one of the best always fun to be with.


Carol Borst

January 15, 2020 at 3:22 pm

I am going to miss seeing out on her scooter with Bandit.



January 15, 2020 at 8:20 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. Sandy was a beautiful woman inside and out. She was always sweet to me , she tutored me in the 9th grade and was always so patient and understanding. I will miss her beautiful smile. I always thought she had the most beautiful lips. Strange I know.


Larry & Char MacDonald

January 15, 2020 at 8:57 pm

To the family, we are very sorry about the loss of your mother. We like to remember the many good times of her life. While growing up I remember some fun times. One was Sandy & Bonnie chasing each other around the house with brooms, while they were supposed to be doing chores while Mom & Dad were gone to town. Second, Sandy’s imitation of bacon frying by lying on the flood & wiggling around. Sandy & I always were good at telling jokes to each other. We will miss her smiles and the love she shared with all of us. Love & regards, Larry & Char


Ralph Gates

January 16, 2020 at 11:44 am

Very special lady I got to know Sandy from my school years. Prayers and strength for those who had the privilege to met her


Jan Sell-Kimble

January 17, 2020 at 6:54 pm

Dear Becky and family,

Sandy was a wonderful, caring woman. I enjoyed her upbeat personality and genuine smile. PCS was lucky to have her. Sending love and light as you cope during this difficult time.


Norine E nz

January 18, 2020 at 2:07 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. I have lots of happy memories of time spent with your mom. I had a wonderful chat with her just before Christmas. She was so proud of all of you.

Love and prayers, Norine and Ron Enz


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