Cover photo for Sandra Brueningsen's Obituary
1963 Sandra 2023

Sandra Brueningsen

January 20, 1963 — January 12, 2023

Sandra Lynn (Mihalchick) Brueningsen, age 59 of Winter Garden, FL formerly of Bethlehem, PA died Thursday January 12th, 2023 after an 11 month long battle with brain cancer. Sandy was the daughter of the late George J. and Florence (Ratajczak) Mihalchick of Horsham, PA.

Born in Elkins Park, PA, Sandy graduated from Hatboro-Horsham High School class of 1980 and Katharine Gibbs School.

Sandy was formerly a member of St Stephens Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem and St Catherine of Siena Church, Horsham. In the mid 1980s Sandy was a volunteer crew member on the tall ship Gazela sailing out of Philadelphia. While her sons were active in Scouting she served in the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts as a Cub Pack Committee Chair and District Cub Scout Training Chair. Following her family's move to Florida in 2015 Sandy was employed by Disney Cruise Line as a Shoreside Guest Services specialist.

Sandy will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 32 years Gary, sons Eric and Alex of Winter Garden, mother Florence, brother George, nieces Meghan, Gillian and Dana, and nephew Andrew.

A celebration of life service will be held at Collision Carey Hand Funeral Home, 1148 E. Plant St, Winter Garden on January 20, 2023 beginning at 6:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to American Brain Tumor Association, Chicago IL to support their efforts in GBM Research, or the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, Jacksonville, FL.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sandra Brueningsen, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, January 20, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home

1148 E Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 71

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree