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July 15, 1937 - January 9, 2021

In accordance with her wish cremation will take place and no services are scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home.  

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Age  83, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Evergreen Senior Care Center in Battle Creek. She was born in Kalamazoo, the daughter of the late John and Veeta (LaBar) Hoag. Sandra was kind, gentle and loving. Her heart and her home were always open to those in need. She had a passion for helping others that lead her to become a foster parent for several years. Her willingness to care and love for those children made a difference in countless lives. She also ran her own daycare and taught ceramic classes out of her home. She loved to bake and was always willing to make the needed birthday or wedding cake. When not at home, she enjoyed bowling, playing softball and was a cub scout leader. She also cared for animals and loved her loyal dog “Hobo” and cat “Tammy”.  Above all Sandra loved caring for her family and leaves behind many wonderful memories to be cherished. She is survived by three children, Randy Doorlag, Al (Lori) Doorlag, Shannon (Jerry) Leonard; grandchildren, Zachary Doorlag, Megan, Hanna and Emma Doorlag; two siblings, Judy (Bill) Wells and Barbara Bickings; several nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in passing by her husband Larry Hamlin and former husband, Al Doorlag Sr.; grandson, Dustin Spickets; siblings, Nancy Hubbard, Pat Morris and Shirley Giddings.