Sandra Lee Harrison, 75, of Wayland, Michigan, passed away after a lengthy illness on Wednesday March 21, 2018 at her winter home in St James City, Florida, surrounded by her family and friends. Sandy was born August 19, 1942 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Arnold and Mabel Doornhaag. She married Paul Harrison on July 13, 1976, he survives. Sandy was preceded in death by her parents. In addition to her husband, Sandy is survived by her daughter, Cheri (Steve) VanSickle of Middleville, Michigan; two step daughters, Pam (Doug) Roberts of Peoria, Illinois, Emily (Kirk) Sripinyo of Falls Church, Virginia; six grandchildren, Josh VanSickle (fiancee Kendell Goosen), Jeremy VanSickle, Ryan (Mykenzie) Roberts, Brad Roberts, Logan Sripinyo, and Cassie Sripinyo; two brothers, Bill (Laura) Doornhaag of Delton, Michigan, and Dan (Dawn) Doornhaag of Martin, Michigan; one sister, Jackie Doornhaag of Hilton Head, South Carolina; step mother Bobbi Doornhaag of Gobles, Michigan; step sister Joni Mory of Gobles, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews and their children. Sandy's beloved dogs and constant companions, Snickers and Sam, also survive.
Sandy and Paul owned Harrison's True Value Hardware stores in Parchment, Michigan and Gun Lake, Michigan. They worked long hours as they devoted themselves to growing the business, eventually focusing on the store in Gun Lake. Sandy was often the first person customers saw when they came into the store and she was happiest when she was helping others. Eventually, Paul and Sandy also owned and operated Harrison's Marina at Gun Lake, Michigan. In 1999, Paul and Sandy retired to focus on their love of boating as a hobby instead of a profession and divided their time between Michigan and Florida. Sandy was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, and friend. She loved spending time with her family and friends, but especially her grandchildren.
Cremation services have been accorded. A celebration of life service will be held in Michigan on June 8, 2018. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 am at Yankee Springs Cemetery in Hastings, Michigan. This will be followed by a luncheon to be held at 1:00 pm at the VFW Hall in Wayland, Michigan. The family wishes to extend appreciation to Hope Hospice of Fort Myers, FL and to her wonderful group of friends that supported her throughout her illness. Memorial contributions should be made to Hope Hospice at Hope Hospice Development Office, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL, 33908.
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