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Sandra E. Cerveny

December 9, 1971 March 3, 2019
Sandra  E.  Cerveny
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Obituary for Sandra E. Cerveny

Sandra E. Cerveny (née Kane), age 47; originally of St. John Fisher parish in Chicago, Illinois, later of Joliet, Illinois, and recently of Round Rock, Texas passed suddenly on March 3, 2019.

Cherished wife of 24 years of Jeremy and devoted mother to Chelsea and Ryan.
Adored daughter to Charles (Frank) and Karen Kane.
Loving sister to Michael and Maureen Kane.
Dear Daughter-in-law to Sandy and the late Harold Cerveny, sister-in-law to Kelly and Sean Conrad, favorite Aunt to Jacqulyn and Lillianna Kane, Darek Heniff, Hayden and Dylan Conrad.
Beloved Hoogland Cousin, and dearest friend to Julie and Joe Beezhold, Denise and Mike Campnell, Jessy and Kim Trucko, Wayne and Kim Mutnanski.

Proud Mother McAuley Class of ’90 Alumna.

Sandi can’t be described in any one way. She was always the one who would tell you what you needed to hear, not what you wanted to hear. No matter how busy she was, she always had time for her friends and family.
She was gifted with the ability to make those around her feel special, included, loved and accepted. Whether it was a night out on the town for dinner and drinks, a shopping trip, hanging out and binge watching TV, a simple chat on the phone with a friend who was far away or being at her “favorite place on earth”, her boat on Lake Travis – Sandi gave to others her full self. This was especially true for her best friend and partner for nearly a quarter of a century, Jeremy. They worked as a team, made each other laugh even in times of frustration and never let each other down.
Their children, Chelsea and Ryan were a true sense of pride and joy. She enjoyed the time she spent with them. Sometimes camping in the back yard or off taking them to the movies they(she) wanted to see like Avengers, Harry Potter, Star Wars. Their adventures included camping in tents in the back yard, and then out in the Great Outdoors, even when it was below freezing or there was “no rain for 500 miles.” She always said she hated camping, but her family knew the truth.

She shared with her children her love of reading. Sandi was a ravenous reader with a library full of books and 100’s more on her Kindle. No matter how many books she already had, it would not stop her from buying more, while at the same time saying she had so many she had yet to read.
Like any good South Sider, she instilled in her children her love of Chicago sport teams with exception of the Cubs; although to everyone’s confusion, she named the dog Wrigley. Her special devotion to (obsession with) the Chicago Bears was widely known.

Sandi was known for her passionate drive. Regardless of the position, she always found ways to enjoy her time at work and appreciate her colleagues while providing for her family. Her first job as a teen was at her local McDonald’s and moving up to manager before graduating high school and her final job was at University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) in Texas, with multiple jobs in between. Some jobs she liked, and some she did not; but her work ethic kept her going. At each job she always made friendships that lasted long after she had moved on.

A Visitation will be held Saturday, May 18 at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. at the McDonough Chapel of St. Xavier University, 3700 W 103rd Street in Chicago, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Sandi’s honor.


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