December 6, 1939 - May 5, 2021
Sandra Jean Akel, age 81, passed away on May 5, 2021. She was born on December 6, 1939 in Highland Park, Michigan to Wallace F. Lukefahr and Florence Maclain. Sandy spent her early years in Michigan and Ohio. She attended Highland Park High School where she met the love of her life and husband of 44 years, Joseph E. Akel. She worked at Highland Park Hospital and for the city of Highland Park. She later moved with her family to Royal Oak and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church for 10 years. In 1980 she moved to St. Petersburg, Florida with her family. She and her husband both worked for Raytheon Corporation for 20 years, before retirement. She later moved to Tampa to be near her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling to Costa Rica to visit her sister. Her favorite past time was spending time with her family. She loved poodles and had several over the years, Precious, Jasmine and Bubbles. She loved to read and playing Yahtzee with her grandkids. Sandy was a highly organized person and always remembered everyone's birthdays and anniversaries. She was vibrant and headstrong, but loving. Sandy was a little bit like Frank, she did it her way. Beloved daughter of the late Wallace and Florence Lukefahr. Loving wife of the late Joseph E. Akel . Loving sister of the late Frank Lukefahr, Elaine Wilmot, Jerry Lukefahr, Bette Carli, David Lukefahr, Thomas Lukefahr and Stephen Lukefahr. Beloved mother to Steven J. Akel and the late Elias (Joe) J. Akel. Beloved mother-in-law to Karen (Steve) Akel and Diana (Joe) Akel. Loving grandmother to Amy Daigle, Joseph (Joey) Akel, Steven Akel, Kristen Akel, Evan Akel and Aaron Akel. Visitation Tuesday, May 11, 2021 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Funeral Mass 11:30 in state 12pm Mass at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Burial to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. In lieu of flowers memorials appreciated to the American Lung Association.
Sandra Jean Akel, age 81, passed away on May 5, 2021. She was born on December 6, 1939 in Highland Park, Michigan to Wallace F. Lukefahr and Florence Maclain. Sandy spent her early years in Michigan and Ohio. She attended Highland Park High... View Obituary & Service Information
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