Sandra Marie (Rose) Holzer, 78, formerly of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly at 11:41 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 in Indianapolis, IN. Sandra was born May 13, 1943, in Buffalo, New York. She graduated from Bishop Colton Girls Catholic High School in Buffalo, NY in 1961.
On March 7, 1966, she married the love of her life and soul-mate, Frederick Anthony Holzer, in Detroit, Michigan. Sandra and Fred moved their family from Buffalo, NY to Michigan City, IN in 1978 after Fred, who worked for Bethlehem Steel in the Lackawana, NY plant, was transferred to the Burns Harbor, IN plant. Sandra worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for many years in Buffalo, NY as well as at the old Memorial Hospital in Michigan City, IN. In her later years she worked as a receptionist for the local YMCA in Michigan City, IN. She was a member of Queen Of All Saints Catholic Church in Michigan City, IN. Sandra was an avid bowler and held several positions on the bowling leagues she attended including President, Secretary/Treasurer and Team Captain. Sandra and Fred enjoyed bowling together with their family, as well as going to the casino and she was a life long Buffalo Bills fan. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She would have done anything for her family and she will be deeply missed.
Preceding Sandra in death were her beloved husband, Fred in March of 2018, her oldest son, James Anthony Holzer in February of 2019, her mother, Winifred Beckler, her stepfather John Beckler, her brothers, Darrell and Drake Chwiej, best friend, Sharon Parson, as well as many beloved pets including Billy the Beagle and Toupee the cat.
Surviving are her daughter, Nadine (Rodney) Pedue of Indianapolis, son Micheal Holzer of Valparaiso, son Brice Holzer of LaPorte, daughter-in-law Shelly Westphal of Indianapolis, seven grandchildren Keith (Christin) Holzer, Kevin (Alicia) Holzer, Zachary (Kirsten) Holzer, Michelle Nadine Holzer, Trenda Pedue, Andre Williams and Brianna and Nicholas Holzer; four great grandchildren Evan Holzer, Greyson and Bella Holzer and Alya Williams, her brother, Dexter (Eileen) Rose of Buffalo, NY, her cousin and friend, Cindy (Don) Danitz of Indianola, Iowa and many nieces, nephews and family members in Buffalo, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 4100 E. 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220. Visitation will be held the evening before, Wednesday, November 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Indiana Funeral Care, 8151 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250.