Sandra L. (Keating) Larsen

July 29, 1942 ~ July 25, 2019 (age 76)


Sandra L. Larsen, 76, Sandusky, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Parkvue Healthcare Center, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Sandusky, Ohio on July 29, 1942, to the late Wilfred and Esther (Babcock) Keating Sr.  Sandra was employed by Island Resorts on Put-in-Bay. Sandra was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and loved spending time with family and especially her grandchildren and her great grandchildren who had many sleep-overs with "Nana and Papa". Sandra also worked for Lonz Winery, and enjoyed her years living on North Bass, and Put-in-Bay, where she babysat for many of the children living on the Island, and had many friends she loved dearly. She enjoyed playing Pinochle and Euchre and spending time at the Senior Center. Sandra loved life, her Husband, her family, and her friends. Her laugh and smile could light up a room and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

"One of the hardest things that has ever been required of me, was the day I had to let you go, as the angels carried you to Heaven."

She is survived by her husband, Wayne R. Larsen Sr, to whom she married September 3, 1966;  brother; Wilfred Keating Jr., & sister-in Law, Sandee Keating, Grand Rapids, Michigan, sister-in-Law, Sandra Lambert (Larsen), Port Clinton, OH. daughter, DeeAnn Butler-Carter & son-in-Law, Chad Carter, Huron, OH;  son, Wayne R. Larsen Jr. & daughter-in-Law, Melissa Hovey-Larsen, Willard, OH. Sandra is also survived by five grandchildren; Kala Larsen; Ambrielle Larsen; Codey Larsen; and Kennedy Carter all of Huron, OH; Taylor Butler Copley, OH; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Wilfred F. Keating, Sr., and Esther (Babcock) Keating; a sister in infancy, Joyce Esther Keating;  uncles, Joseph Babcock, Jr., David Dean Babcock;  aunts, Noami Thompson and Audrey (William C.) Shafer.

Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2019, in Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at in the funeral home. The Rev. Cathy Lawrence, chaplain from Parkvue, will officiate. Burial will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron. Memorial contributions may be made in Sandra’s name to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting


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July 29, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory
2001 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

Funeral Service
July 30, 2019

11:00 AM
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory
2001 Columbus Avenue
Sandusky, OH 44870

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