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1946 Sandra 2022

Sandra Lee Donajkowski

August 23, 1946 — December 9, 2022


Sandra Lee Donajkowski, 76, of Alpena passed away peacefully Friday, December 9, 2022.


Sandra was born on August 23, 1946, to the late E. Jane and Harold Barton in Alpena. She was a graduate of Alpena High School. On August 26, 1967, she was united in marriage with Carl J. Donajkowski. They spent 53 years together.


Sandra worked at Lafarge Presque Isle for 39 years retiring in 2003. She was a member of St. John and St. Anne parish. She was a member of Zonta for 25 years and served time as president. Sandra was also a member of Alpena Sportsman’s Club. Sandra went on several trips with her husband Carl on their Harley throughout the U.S. including a trip to Alaska. They were avid fans of the Detroit Red Wings and enjoyed time at their family hunting camp.


Sandy loved her family, working and always had a passion for living life to its fullest. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and deeply missed.


Surviving are her sisters, Cathy Knechtel, Karen (Ken) Marciniak; sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Jon) Gunderson; two nephews, Gary Gunderson, James Gunderson; niece, Krista (Marciniak)(Brian) Fielder; and great nephew and niece, Andrew and Kyla Fielder.


Sandra was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; nephew, Kyle Marciniak; and brother-in-law, Dennis Knechtel.


Those wishing to make contributions in Sandra’s honor may do so to Hospice of Michigan, 199 Long Rapids Road, Alpena, MI 49707.


Cremation arrangements are being handled by Bannan Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on a later date. Online condolences can be made at


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