Sandra H. Columbus

  • Born: November 18, 1957
  • Died: April 14, 2015
  • Location: Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral & Cremation Services, Columbus

146 South Dickason Boulevard
Columbus, WI 53925

Tel. (920) 623-3150

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sandra Harrison Columbus, age 57, died peacefully in Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from reoccurring cervical cancer which began in 2008.

Sandra was a loving, generous, caring, sweet wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, co-worker, neighbor and friend to so many. She will forever be remembered for her amazing uplifting positive spirit and a great sense of humor - in a word she was "Spec-tac-culas". Sandra's favorite saying when asked how she was doing was "I am wonderful beyond belief" and she meant it. There was nothing more important and no where she would rather be than with family. Family and friends were her nucleus. Sandra also enjoyed traveling, gardening, and reading. She had many funny faces she often shared in good humor. Also, Sandra worked as a Director of Conventions and Seminars and an Administrative Assistant for MetaStar, WI Homecare Organization, State Medical Society, and Columbus School District.

Sandra is survived by her husband, Lee of 30 years; three children, Lukes (Elizabeth) Denny of Columbus, Brandon Columbus of Doylestown, and step son Lee Michael Schultz of Elk River, MN. Sandra is also survived by her two adorable, love of her life grandchildren Jordan & Eliana Denny, as well as six of her siblings, Brad (Betty) Harrison of Minong, Debra King of Maryland Heights, MO, Kim (Herb) Warren of Dane, Susan D. Harrison (Dave Tollefson) of Middleton, Brent Harrison of Champaign, IL, Bart (Claire) Harrison of Verona.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Farres and Emmy Lou (Baumgarten) Harrison; in-law's Donald and Mary Columbus; grandparents and brother-in-law, Jack Stanley.

Visitation will be held at Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home, 146 South Dickason Blvd, Columbus, WI from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015 and also on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Columbus United Methodist Church. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Columbus United Methodist Church. Please note during the funeral there will be an opportunity to share stories and memories. Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, donations suggested to The Foundation for Woman's Cancer, Agrace HospiceCare or The Road Home Dane County.

"Those we love do not go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near. Still loved, still missed and forever dear. Time slips by and life goes on, but from our hearts you will never be gone."


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Lee,
My deepest Sympathy and Condolences to you and your family. So sorry to hear about your loss.
I hope your memories, family and friends will be of comfort to you.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Best regards,

Posted by Mike Smith - Cottage Grove - Scout Friend   April 20, 2015

Lee - My condolences to you and your entire family. I shared a co-worker friendship with Sandy when we were at GC and enjoyed many fun times with her. She was a wonderful person.

Posted by Mary (McGraw) Byrne - Oconomowoc, WI - Co-worker, General Casualty   April 20, 2015

So sorry to hear of Sandys passing. She was an incredibly kind & friendly woman

Posted by Kathryn Carter - Payson, UT - friend   April 18, 2015

My prayers go out to the family She indeed was a great person. I remember her from High School and was always a smiling, happy, inspiration to all.

Posted by Karen (Grady) Pautzke - Verona, WI - high school friend   April 17, 2015

Our deepest sympathy to you, Lee and family. Lyle is pretty much home-bound so we will not be able to express our thoughts in person. We have many fond memories of working with CDDC and the Carriage Classic. Prayers. Lyle and Joanne Sampson

Posted by Lyle Sampson - Columbus, WI - Friend   April 17, 2015

Dear Lee,
My sympathies to you and your family during this time. We miss you at Rural Insurance and wish you and your family comfort.

Posted by Don Wilhelm - Onalaska, WI - Lee's co-worker   April 17, 2015


It's hard to narrow down what my favorite memory/story of Sandra would be...but I'll forever miss the time when we worked in the same department at MetaStar and she would greet me almost every morning signing "The Hills are Alive With the Sound of Music...". Well dear Sandra - the Heavens are Alive with your bright shining energy. I will miss you her very much...she really was a one of a kind woman and a GREAT friend.

Posted by Jennifer Yanke - Jefferson, WI - Co-Worker and Friend   April 17, 2015


Thinking of you, Lee and family. I can still clearly hear Sandra's laugh and see her smile. I enjoyed the time I worked with her at MetaStar. She was a shot of life and an inspiration to soo many. Rest in peace, dear Sandra.

Posted by Kristin Lueschow - New Glarus, WI - Co - worker   April 16, 2015


I too worked with Sandra at MetaStar and will miss her dearly. I was especially envious of her relationship with her nuclear and her extended family. They always seemed so close and were always doing fun things together. She was a remarkable woman in so many ways. I will be there in spirit on Saturday. Rest in peace, Sandra.
Mary Verberkmoes

Posted by Mary Verberkmoes - Madison, WI - coworker   April 16, 2015


Sandra was such an amazing woman and I am so blessed to have worked with her, She was always happy and so giving. She left such an impact in this world and we are all better by knowing her. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you Lee and family.

Posted by Lorraine Yarbrough - Oshkosh, WI - we worked together at MetaStar   April 16, 2015

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