Private services for Sandra "Sandi" Mayou, 56, of Groton will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 12th at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Groton. Pastor Kari Foss will officiate. Burial will follow in Pleasant Valley Lutheran Cemetery, rural Britton under the direction of Paetznick-Garness Funeral Chapel, Groton. Services will be live streamed at GDILIVE.COM to keep her co-workers and friends safe.
Visitation will be held for one hour prior to services.
Sandi passed away January 7, 2021 at Avera St. Lukes Hospital, Aberdeen following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Sandra Ann was born on January 16, 1964 in Britton to Burdean and Sharon (Person) Chapin. She attended Elementary School in Kidder and graduated from Britton High School in 1982. Sandi attended SDSU, studying Nutrition. Sandi later returned to USD and completed her degree in Nursing. She was employed at Avera St. Lukes where she worked in the Emergency Department as a Supervisor and also as a Care Flight Nurse for 10 years. She was a PICC/Procedure nurse and SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) program nurse.. This past year, Sandi was awarded Nurse of the Year for District 4. On November 27, 2011 she joined in marriage with Stacy Mayou and together they made their home in Groton.
Sandi was involved in several organizations, including the ENA where she served as a delegate. Others included a Diversity Group, American Nurses Association, and SDNA. She also volunteered her time with Groton Fire & Rescue, SDNA First Aid Station and Safe Harbor. Sandi enjoyed golfing, refinishing furniture & woodwork, gardening and tending to her flowers. She loved time spent with her family, traveling, motor cycle trips, music concerts, dinner theaters and time spent at Four Mile Lake. Sandi was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Celebrating her life is her husband, Stacy of Groton, her children; Amanda Kern of Minneapolis, Aaron (Melissa Sletto) Kern of Minneapolis, Emily (Nathan) Skadsen of Sioux Falls, Alexander (Rachel Krakow) Kern of Aberdeen, a baby grandchild due in April, her step-daughters, Tonya Mayou and Hayley Mayou both of Salem, her siblings; Douglas Chapin of Britton, Kent (Nancy) Chapin of Aberdeen, Marie (Jeffrey) Loutsch of Milbank, her brother-in-law, Scott (Lisa Doll) Mayou of Rosholt, sister-in-law, Brenda Lohrenz of Chaska, MN and parents-in-law, Delbert and Sherry Mayou of Rosholt.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her brother-in-law, Greg.
Honorary Casketbearers will be Sandi’s many Co-Workers; her Avera St. Lukes family.
Casketbearers will be Christopher Loutsch, Aaron Kern, Nathan Loutsch, Alexander Kern, Nathaniel Steinlicht and Eric Chapin.
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