Sandra S. Tusen, 66, of Fremont, OH passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, IA. She was born on July 30, 1948 in Huntington, WV, the daughter of Ernest and Edith (Wilson) McComas. She was a 1966 graduate of Fremont Ross High School. Sandy received a Bachelor of Science Degree as a Registered Nurse from Toledo Hospital of Nursing.
Sandy married Gary L. Tusen on September 25, 1971 in Fremont and he survives. She was the Assistant Director of Nursing at Countryside Continuing Care Center. Sandy was also an Adjunct Instructor at Terra Technical College. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and choir, she currently attended Grace Community Church and was a Lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi Xi Delta Chapter. She volunteered at Hospice of Sandusky County, Food Pantry, and organized Bingo at Elmwood assisted living and Country Side Care Center. Sandy loved spending time with family especially her grandchildren Julia, Rachel and McCartney as well as her step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. She enjoyed frequent visits to Iowa to visit her daughter Laura and her family, traveling, playing cards with friends, gardening, crocheting, knitting and collected Hummels and Nurse Figurines. She loved Lakeside, Niagara on the Lake, staying at Bed and Breakfasts while traveling, and her yearly trip to Florida with her girlfriends and her beloved dog Molly. Sandy recently fulfilled two items on her “Bucket List” including her lifelong dream of owning a red sports car and going on a 2 week cruise and land tour of Alaska
Sandy is survived by her husband of forty-three years, Gary L. Tusen, Fremont, OH; children, Laura (Daniel) Clouse, Ames, IA, Michael (Yvonne) Tusen, Old Fort, OH, Matthew (Terra) Tusen, Fremont, OH; siblings, Ronald (Sherri) McComas and Lisa McComas both of Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Julia and Rachel Clouse, and McCartney Tusen, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Wonderly and staff, Drs. Veltri and Horvath and the staff at the Tiffin Cancer Center, Dr. Sternfeld and staff, all the Doctors and Nurses at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames Iowa for her care over the last several weeks and the wonderful and supportive staff at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation: Tuesday from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Service: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 10:30 a.m. with and hour of visitation prior to the service at Trinity United Methodist Church, 204 N. Wayne St., Fremont, with Pastor H. Kearns and Pastor Forrest Kirchenbauer officiating.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont.
Memorials: Hospice, St Jude and Trinity United Methodist Church
Online Condolences: www.whhfh.com