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Memorial Gathering Friday for Sandra Lee Hernandez, 71

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Sandra Lee Hernandez, age 71, of Burns Harbor, IN, formerly of Valparaiso, IN, and Las Vegas, NV, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

She was born in Valparaiso, IN, on November 12, 1946, to Jack and Norma J. (Hill) Bradshaw.

Sandy is survived by her loving husband, Ron Hernandez; mother, Evelyn Bradshaw; children, Tammy (husband, Jesse) Pliske, Howard “Bubba” (wife, Kim) Wallace, Susan VanHorn, Paula (husband, Mark) Hoover, and David (wife, Nicole) Hernandez; siblings, Sue Bradshaw, Reva Bradshaw, David Moser, Cindy Siewert, and Doug (wife, Connie) Moser. She is also survived by many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her brothers and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews, and loving friends and extended family.

She is preceded in death by her father Jack Bradshaw Sr.; biological mother, Norma J. Bradshaw; brothers Jackie Bradshaw Jr. and Bruce Moser, and sister-in-law Cathy Gonzales.

Sandy enjoyed her many years being a nanny for the family of Dr. Andrea Pernell and Ed and Won Dolegowski. She volunteered at Derfelt Senior Center and the Women’s Shelter during her time in Las Vegas. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 988 in Valparaiso, IN, and she enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling with her husband Ron. Sandy was a phenomenal person who touched many lives, she was loved by all who knew her and will be deeply missed.

A Memorial Gathering for friends and family will be held on Friday, May 18, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC, 20037-1830,, or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123,

Online condolences to the family may be made at


Posted 5/15/2018




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