Virginia E. Garcia Sands, 81, of Decatur, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Portland, Oregon, on August 4, 1939, the daughter of the late Vernard C. and Mary V. (Eyanson) Castle. On January 5, 2009, she married Timothy J. Sands.
She was a former parishioner of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church. Virginia was also a member of the American Legion Post 43 Ladies Auxiliary, Women of the Moose 1311, Eagles Aerie 2653 Ladies Auxiliary, and the VFW Auxiliary.
Virginia worked at General Electric in Decatur and Fort Wayne, retiring after 25 years.
She is survived by her husband, Tim Sands of Decatur; a mother-in-law, Barbara Neaderhiser of Decatur; a son, Kip (Sue) Callow of Decatur; 3 daughters, Dawn (Rick) Burkholder of Decatur, Nancy (Wayne) Weiss of Fort Wayne, Lynn (Larry) Duff of Decatur; a sister-in-law, Michael A. Kuss of Decatur; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Virginia was preceded in death by a daughter, Kim Callow; a granddaughter, Kimberly K. Garner; her husbands, Arthur W. Callow and Bacilio Garcia Jr.
A Funeral Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home, with Pastor Kevin Stirratt officiating
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