Klingler, Sandra

Sandra K. “Sandy” Klingler, 65, of Hillsdale, Mich., died Nov. 12, 2019, at the McGuire Skilled Nursing Facility in Hillsdale.

She was born July 30, 1954, in Hudson, Mich., to Louis and Lillian (Sly) Wells.  Sandy married Eric Klingler on Dec. 22, 1979, and he survives.

Sandy taught elementary music at Hillsdale Community Schools, retiring in 2012 after 34 years of service. She was a member of the Hillsdale First Presbyterian Church, where she volunteered as P.A.C. Camp Music Director. Sandy had been active in Girl Scouts as a volunteer and Girl Scout troop leader. She also participated in the 4-H program, was a member of the O.E.S, and served as a counselor at Interlochen Arts Camp.

After her retirement, Sandy taught preschool music at Karan Jenkins Preschool. She loved volunteering her time and talents to many different projects in the community. Sandy also enjoyed being outdoors, whether doing yard work or camping with friends. She appreciated music of all kinds and spending time with family. 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Kayla (and Nevin) Banks of Austin, Texas, and Kaitlin Klingler of Vancouver, Wash.; uncle and aunt, Don and Grace Sly of Fayette, Ohio; cousins, Joe Sly of Fayette and Susan Burke of Sarasota, Fla.

 Memorial services are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the First Presbyterian Church in Hillsdale, with Pastor Scott Cress officiating.  Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hillsdale County Community Foundation for a music scholarship in memory of Sandy.