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Sandra J. Wurster

June 13, 1936 ~ April 9, 2022 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Sandra Wurster Obituary

Sandra J. Wurster, age 85 of Defiance, peacefully passed away with her family by her side on Saturday morning, April 9, 2022 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.  
She was born on June 13, 1936 to the late Benton and Koneta (Moore) Packer in Chicago, Illinois. On June 25, 1955 she married Jack Lee Wurster, who survives.

Sandy earned her Bachelor's degree with honors at Defiance College and was a teacher at Defiance City Schools and St. Mary Catholic School until her retirement in 2003. She was a  faithful member of First Church of God in Defiance, and was the Administrator of First Church of God Elementary School. She enjoyed her years spent as a Boy Scout Den Mother for Pack #58, coaching the Blue Dolphins swim team, and volunteering at the Community Pregnancy Center. Sandy loved visiting Mackinaw City, going to the beach, and looking for petoskey stones. She was a wonderful and caring wife, mother, grandmother and teacher, and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.  
Sandra is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Jack Lee Wurster of Defiance, her sons; Todd (Michele) Wurster and Steven (Lisa) Wurster, her daughter, Geraldine (Jim) Dodson, daughters-in-law, Kim and Pamela Wurster, 33 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Margaret (John) Orta, her sons, Brent and Matthew Wurster, and her brother, Benton Packer.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home, with Pastor Larry Kennedy officiating.
Memorials are suggested to First Church of God Community Pregnancy Center. Online condolences can be given at

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April 14, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Funeral Service
April 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512


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