Sandra Pfingsten

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Sandra L. Pfingsten, nee Ganim, 78, of Belleville, IL, born September 29, 1944, in St. Louis, MO, died Sunday, October 30, 2022, at Mercy Rehab and Care Center, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Pfingsten was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL. She was a graduate of Belleville West Township High School, as well as Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.  She loved quilting and golfing. Sandra was a fantastic grandma who loved her family very much. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Wayne E. Pfingsten; her parents, Nebah and Marita June, nee Wilke, Ganim.

Surviving are two sons, Duane E. (Rebecca) Pfingsten, and Ryan E. (Amy Y.) Pfingsten; three grandchildren, Jodie Pfingsten, Brett Pfingsten, and Lindsay Pfingsten; her great-grandchildren; her brother, Randall E. (Roberta) Ganim; a nephew, Dr. Bryan E. (Dr. Mara) Ganim; and a great-nephew, Brooks E. Ganim.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Millstadt Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 5, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 5, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Michelle Torigian officiating.

Burial will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


3 Comments on Sandra Pfingsten

Diana Peterson said : Guest Report Nov 01, 2022 at 10:18 PM

Sending my sympathy to you all. We will miss Sandee at our family reunions and the times we got to talk together. She was always so happy at those times talking about her family. Again, I send my love and sympathy to you all.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Rita and Terry Garcia said : Guest Report Nov 01, 2022 at 5:43 PM

Duane, Ryan and Randy, you have our deepest condolences on the loss of Sandi. We have memories of her and your dad when we were all together. You use those memories to help you get through this difficult time. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and help you with this loss. She is with him now and in such a wonderful place. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. She will be missed.

  • Katy
  • Texas
Nick Ganim said : Guest Report Nov 01, 2022 at 10:16 AM

Dear Duane & Rebecca, Ryan & Amy, Randy & Bert, and Jodie, Brett and Lindsay and grandchildren, My heartfelt condolences on the loss of our beloved Sandy. She was a bright light in the Ganim and Pfingsten families. Ever cheerful, kind and concerned. Sandy was always so very kind to me as her younger cousin. And our shared love of IT and computers created a very special bond through our years and careers. Duane and Ryan, I know you were the Apple of your mother's eye. She adored her two sons who made her proud. Having lost both of my parents years ago I share in your sorrow at the loss of your parents these past few years. They were both Saints among us. And shall be with you always as long as you remember them in your hearts. Not a day goes by that we can forget about them all! And how blessed you were to have them with you so very long. Be assured of my prayers for all of you. Sandy is with her beloved Wayne now. And her parents Nebah and Marita. And with Our Lord Jesus Christ. In that, may we all take comfort. Cousin Nicky

  • Saint Louis
  • MO

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