Dorothy Mae Sandstrom

September 18, 1934March 10, 2019

Dorothy Mae Piper Sandstrom was born September 18, 1934 in Carlock, Illinois and departed this life March 10, 2019. She was born to Theodore and Mildred (Miller) Piper. She married Emil Sandstrom in Eureka, Illinois she is survived by her husband; daughters and son-in-law: Lowery and Victoria Holland of Sparks, Shirley Sandstrom of Shawnee; sons: Dennis Simpson of Gun Barrel City, Texas, Allen, James and Johnny Simpson of Bloomington, Illinois; sisters: Shirley, Selvey, Patricia Hart, Caroline Strouse, Una Hemstreet, Linda Kaufman and Sue Frank. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters: Roberta Davis, Nellie Davis, Mildred Chambers, Jenny Frank and Kris Karcher, brother Ted Eichelberger and four brothers-in-law; sons, Michael and Roger Sandstrom; daughter, Helen Simpson; grandson, Roger Moutaw and great grandson, Zackery Sandstrom. She had 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 8 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She retired from Eureka Company in Bloomington, Illinois. She was a long time member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and served as President. She loved serving as Flag carrier in parades as a member of that organization. A memorial service will be held 10:00 am, Friday, March 15, 2019 at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Please visit the online guestbook at


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Tammy Flatt, RN

March 15, 2019

Dorothy was a sweet lady. It was a pleasure knowing her and Emil. My condolences to the family. Prayers for peace and strength to Emil.
Tammy Flatt, RN

Dale and Janice Broudrick

March 12, 2019

Dear Vicky and family, We were so sorry to hear about your mother. Just wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We know how much you will miss her. May God grant you peace and consolation. Love, Dale and Janice Broudrick and family.