Sandra Sue "Sandy" (Hixon) Noteboom Wood

  • Born: July 3, 1938
  • Died: November 7, 2020
  • Location: Galesburg, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sandra Sue "Sandy" (Hixon) Noteboom Wood, 82, of Galesburg and formerly of Augusta died peacefully at Rose Arbor Hospice with her family at her side.

Sandy was born July 3, 1938 in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of Walter Luzern and Bertha Rose (DeVries) Hixon. She grew up at Gull Lake Franklin Beach and was a 1955 graduate of WK Kellogg Agricultural School. She received her Associates Degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She was employed with the Kalamazoo County Sherriff's Patrol and Animal Control during the 1960's-80's. She was a Politician, and in the 1970's was the first woman to be Chairperson of the Kalamazoo Board of Commissioners. Sandy was a former Supervisor and Treasurer of Ross Township and president of Galesburg-Augusta School Board. She was on the original team that started Gull Lake Area Ambulance Service. When her children were growing up, Sandy was a 4-H Leader and Cub Scout Den Mother. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and quilt making. Sandy loved her family and friends, was the life of the party and fun to be around. Sandy will be remembered as outgoing and willing to help others.

Sandy was preceded in death by two husbands, Joseph L. Noteboom on February 21, 1982 and David Nathaniel Wood on September 7, 2008. Surviving are her children Christopher B. (Stacy) Noteboom of Augusta, Lynette M. (Ken) Kissinger of Galesburg; four grandsons, Nate, Nicklas and Mikael Kissinger, Tyler Stephens; a sister, Sonja "Toni" Pennock of Hickory Corners and several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. In addition to her husbands, Sandy was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Peter Hixon.

Per Sandy's wishes, no public services will be held. Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at

Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear this. Sending deepest condolences to Sandy's family.

Posted by John and Penny Fort - Fountain, MI - Friend   December 12, 2020

I'm sorry to hear Sandy passed away. She was a kind and caring Lady and so proud of her children and grandsons. My sympathy to family.

Posted by Donna Kowalewski - Galesburg, MI   December 04, 2020

Grandma you are gonna be missed. Thank u for taking me and raising me. I have turned out to be a better person now. I'm glade u are no longer in pain. Fly high

Posted by Brittany Barnhart - Quincy, IL - Grandchild   November 22, 2020

My condolences to families.

Posted by Tim Stamm    November 11, 2020

Gretchen, Lori, and I are very sorry to hear about the passing of such a vibrant and loved family member. Sandy sounds like she made every moment of her life count and lived her life to the fullest. Our Gateway staff sends condolences to your family.

Posted by Lynnette Walker - Richland, MI - Coworker   November 11, 2020