Sandra Sue Harper

July 26, 1947February 14, 2021

Sandra Sue Harper, age 73, of Grand Rapids, was called home to the arms of her heavenly father on Sunday, February 14, 2021.

Sandy devoted her life to serving others. She was a loving nurturer for her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her infant brother, Gilbert Weber II; father Gilbert Weber, Sr.; and mother, Verna Weber.

She is survived by her husband, Loren Harper; children, Chris (Sarah) Harper, Allison (Shaun) Courtney, and Melanie (Cleo, Jr.) Newton; grandchildren, Brooke Harper, Blake Harper, Emily Enbody, Caitlyn Courtney, Alexis Courtney, Haley Courtney, Queenie Newton, Madison Newton, Kenneth Newton, Jared Lovett; five great-grandchildren, and her brothers; Steven Weber, and Gilbert Weber Jr.

Sandy’s life of service included the Immanuel-St. James Lutheran School board of education, Creston High School Choir Boosters, Butterworth Hospital Nellie Clements Guild, numerous organizations at St. James Lutheran Church, and many other outreaches. Throughout her life Sandy also served as a personal caregiver for many individuals who needed physical and/or emotional support. Sandy’s family looks forward to the opportunity to celebrate her life with friends, family, and others whose life she touched.

The family will welcome visitors on Thursday, February 18 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Reyers North Valley Chapel in Grand Rapids, and from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 19 at St. James Lutheran Church. Her funeral service will be held on Friday, February 19 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, MI with Reverend Glenn Schaeffer officiating. Memorials may be made to ISJ Lutheran Academy.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 19, 2021


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Michael Belcher

February 19, 2021

Mike Belcher Class of 1965
Loving prayers πŸ™ and comfort πŸ™ for all of her family and friends. Hold on to and enjoy all of those precious memories ✨ .

Starr Fraser

February 18, 2021

Allie, I remember your mom always being so happy and friendly whenever we were together. Looking at all her pictures, she lived a full & happy life and did so many wonderful things. You could tell how much she loved her family and loved the time spent with them. She has left so many beautiful memories. πŸ’•

Tracey Ferguson

February 18, 2021

Sandy was always loving and kind. There was never a time a didn't see her or laugh or smile at our family gatherings. I picture her in my mind at Shaun and Allie's sitting outside around the table with Sammy in her lap, petting him and both of them grinning from ear to ear. You will be missed but our memories of you will always make us laugh and smile. God bless you Sandy.
Love always, Tracey

Tom Carew

February 18, 2021

Sandy and I graduated from Forest Hills High School together.
She was always a person to get to know, kind, upbeat and caring.
The years have separated many of us, however her memory will always prevail.

Nelson Fredrickson

February 18, 2021

I graduated from high school with Sandy. Knew and worked with her brother Steve. So sorry to hear about her passing.

Allison Courtney

February 16, 2021

To my beautiful mother. I miss you so much already. I miss the phone calls and the hugs and your advice. I miss your voice. I just miss YOU!!! I love you and you are forever in my heart. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ