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Sandra Jo Turnipseed

January 25, 1945 ~ November 23, 2020 (age 75)


Verona- Sandra Jo Turnipseed, age 75, passed away on November 23, 2020 at Ingleside Manor in Mt. Horeb. She was born on January 25, 1945 in Wheeling, West Virginia to William and JoHanna (Schmidt) Grundy. Sandra met the love of her life William Turnipseed while she was working at University Hospital in Columbus Ohio as a surgery charge nurse. They married September 22, 1972 in Columbus Ohio.

Sandra was independent, strong, intelligent, unbelievably well read and loved by many people. She was a sports fanatic, whether it was watching March Madness, football, hockey, and basketball.  Sandra was also an avid Badger and Packer fan. She served as President of the Friends of UW Hospitals and she also served on the board of the Badger Booster Club. Sandra spent a lot of time volunteering for American Cancer Society, Attic Angel and was a stanch supporter of the Humane Society. In the 80’s and 90’s she volunteered at the Henry Vilas Zoo.  But Sandra’s most important job was taking loving care of her surgeon husband over the years. Dr. William was the first vascular surgeons in Wisconsin. When Sandra and Dr. William were able to get away, they enjoyed spending time at their house in the pan handle of Florida.

Sandra is survived by her husband of 48 years Dr. William Turnipseed; their 4-legged children, Duke the mastiff; two cats, lucky and Casey; one sister, Susan Grundy; brother, Bill (Addie) Grundy and other family and wonderful friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Family would like to express our deepest appreciation to Dr. Michael Bentz at the University of Madison Hospital and also the healthcare team at University of Hospital and Ingleside Manor in Mt. Horeb. 

No services will be held at this time.

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