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In Memory of Sandra Bauguess


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday November 6, 2019
St. Patrick Catholic Church
1500 Vine Street
Hudson Wisconsin

Memorial Service

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Wednesday November 6, 2019
St. Patrick Catholic Church
1500 Vine Street
Hudson Wisconsin

Sandra Sue Bauguess, age 78 of Hudson, passed away October 31, 2019 at Comforts of Home Senior Living in Hudson. Sandra was born April 23, 1941 in Hudson, to Harry “Bill” and Susan (Mallory) Erb. She grew up in Hudson, and was one of the first children in St. Croix County to contract polio. Sandra spent seven months at Sister Kenny Rehabilitation institute in Minneapolis and a short time in an iron lung to assist her breathing and to help treat her symptoms associated with the polio virus. Though the disease continually affected her leg, Sandra kept active with acrobatics and baton twirling, and enjoyed participating in musicals and plays. She was liked by all who knew her, and she had the spirit to not let her “gimpy leg” hold her back. Sandra graduated from Hudson High School in 1959, and was united in marriage to Clyde “Bud” Bauguess in September of 1960. The couple were blessed with a daughter, Tammy, and the family made their home in Fort Worth, TX, before relocating to South Gate, CA. Sandra took some classes in the early day of computers and worked as a keypunch operator with the Daughters of Charity Health Care around Los Angelas. She would later work her way up the ranks of Boeing and supervised the installation of their early computer systems. Sandra had the ability to see the good side of any situation, and had a deep faith in God and devotion to prayer.

Sandra will remain in the hearts of her sister, Vonnie St. Peter; brother, Harry “Bill” (Mary Ann) Erb; honorary sisters, Gretchen Link, Bonnie Richert, and Mary Eikens; 12 nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde “Bud”; daughter, Tammy; siblings, Peggy Vall, Shirley Sherley; James Erb; and a nephew.

Memorial Service will take place 12:00 p.m., noon, on Wednesday, November 6th, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1500 Vine St., Hudson.  A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place from 11:30 AM until the time of service.

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    • I grew up on Front Street with the Erb’s. I have memories of after supper games of kick the can, hide-n-seek, baseball, etc all played on the street in front the Erb’s house. Back then we knew it was time to go home when the street lights came on. Together we walked the two miles to school everyday. I was one of the little ones who couldn’t keep up, but Sandy would walk with me. It was a kindness I remember still.

      Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday.
      Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.
      Helen Wettleson

    • I grew up on Front Street with the Erb’s. Memories of a different time, a time when after supper games of kick the can, hide-n-seek, base ball, etc were played in front of the Erb home. We all knew it was time to go home when the street lights came on. Bill loaded the entire neighborhood in his car for a ride to school. That was a treat because we normally we walked the two miles together everyday. Sandy was always so kind to me, one of the younger ones on the street. My sympathy goes out to the families. God Bless You All.

    • I miss her being sassy to me at work, playing cards, all of the talks and laughs. It was an honor to be her friend. RIP Sandy
      Love Bean

    • Sandy was a dear friend and classmate from elementary through high school. As a child, I remember her telling about her experiences with Sister Kenney when she was being treated for polio. She never let her handicap make her a victim as she was always one of us. I also have fond memories of being invited to her birthday party when she was about 8 or 9. I will always remember her sweet personality, energy, and humor. We talked several times after graduation and shared many laughs over our shared memories. I know she will be missed by all who knew and loved her, and I send my heartfelt sympathy to her family.
      Judy Mayer Knight