In loving memory of

Sandra Miller
May 3, 1954 - September 3, 2020

Sandra Louise Miller, age 66, of Quincy, died Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 7:59 pm surrounded by her family.

Sandy was born May 3, 1954 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Don and Dora Patterson Terwelp.

She graduated from Quincy Notre Dame in 1973. Sandy was a gifted artist and had used her creativity in floral design at Holstchag Florist for over 40 years. Her arrangements were always unique and personal; she always put her heart into her work. Sandy retired in September of 2019 due to poor health.

Sandy enjoyed the outdoors, especially mushroom hunting. She always enjoyed a fun road trip with friends and family. She had a great sense of humor and warm personality, and always brought liveliness and joy to any gatherings.

Sandy is survived by her two sons, Shawn and Evan Ericson, both of Quincy; three brothers, Dan (Sharon) Terwelp of Liberty, Randy (Margie) Terwelp of Payson, , and Gary (Cheryl) Terwelp of Quincy; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. She also leaves behind a very special aunt and uncle, Jeanette and Marvin Winking of Indianapolis, IN.

Sandy was bless with many close classmates friends and several close special friends including Malinda Bockenfeld, who helped daily in caring for Sandy. She will be greatly missed by all.

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and many aunts and uncles.

Services: 11:00 am Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. James Wheeler O.F.M. officiating. Please bring a face mask if you plan to attend the service.

Remote Attendance/Live Stream: To attend Sandy's Service remotely (or to view a recording for up to 90 days), please join us on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Central Time using the following link:

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 9:00 am - 11:00 am, Tuesday September 8, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Please bring a face mask if you plan to attend the visitation.

Memorials: St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church, Blessing Foundation for Hospice, or Transitions (for Spring Street Apartments)

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Megan Sparks wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"I will always be grateful for the beautiful floral arrangements Sandy created, and her beautiful smile. I send your family love, light, and prayers of peace. Love Truly, Megan Sparks"

Don Benz wrote on Sep 9, 2020:

"Randy, Gary and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace"

Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"Mike, Faye and family our thoughts and prayers are with you this sad time. RIP Jeff & Joanne Bergman "

Damon Brady wrote on Sep 8, 2020:

"My deepest condolences to the family and I'm sorry for the loss of a great neighbor and friend "

Susan Kissick wrote on Sep 6, 2020:

"John and I are so sorry to hear of Sandy's death.We know she held a special place in all of your hearts and will be missed as Sandy had a wonderful, creative, soul shared with others. We appreciate the beautiful,unique floral arrangements at Tom and Katie's wedding. "

Nancy Klues wrote on Sep 5, 2020:

"Sandy was an incredible friend all through our lives. Our circle of friendship from grade school throughout life has been broken. She will be greatly missed. Love to her family. "

Bonnie Doellman wrote on Sep 5, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. Sincere Sympathy to the family. Bonnie Doellman"

diana keller wrote on Sep 4, 2020:

"She was a sweet lady and such a sweet friend to my mom"