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Sandra L. Stearns

November 7, 1969 — November 22, 2023

Sandra Lynn (Felker) Stearns, age 54, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord, with her husband Keaton by her side, on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, in Holland, MI.

Born on November 7, 1969, to Carol L. (Carle-Felker) Schillinger and Robert L. Felker. Sandra led a remarkable life providing for many fun memories. After graduating from Milford High School, she moved to San Diego, CA and Austin, TX for a few years before eventually settling down and marrying the love of her life Keaton in Fennville, MI. There, Sandra earned her court reporter degree serving for many years in Southwest Michigan and together she and Keaton raised championship Morgan horses. She will be most remembered for her love of Morgan horses that was instilled in her at a young age by her mother and her first horse, Christy.

She committed much time to the Michigan Justin Morgan Horse Association (MJMHA) and Michigan Morgan Horse Breeders Futurity (MMHBF) organizations. Stepping up on board for MJMHA, managing their Spring Classic horse show for many years, then passing on the reins to work on MMHBF horse shows.  As past secretary and vice president, Sandra worked over 15 years for MMHBF. 

Sandra is survived by her husband Keaton Stearns, her mother and father, her brother, Michael L. (Amanda) Felker; step-brothers, Andy (Heather) Clark , Chad (Carmen) Schillinger, and Matthew (Angel) Schillinger; step-sisters, Merrilee (Cory) Yax and Andrea Ford; mother and father-in-law Lea and Donald Stearns; sister and brother-in-law, Doenie (Chris) Nylen and Dayton (Wendy) Stearns; niece, who she was especially close to, Rebekka (Scott) Oyen; nephew, Michael C. (Joan) Felker; and many step-nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her step-dad Ralph Schillinger and step-mom Marie Felker. Her absence will be deeply felt by all who knew and loved her.

A funeral service to celebrate Sandra’s life will be held on Thursday, November 30th at Langeland Family Funeral Homes Burial & Cremation Services, 411 E Centre Ave, Portage, Michigan 49002.  Friends may gather from 10:00 AM until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, a go fund me page has been created by her Michigan Morgan Horse Breeders Futurity friends at https://gofund.me/ab2a5e72 for help cover her final expenses and medical bills. 

Sandra’s legacy will live on in the hearts and memories of those she touched. She will be dearly missed.

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