Sarah "Sally" Jane Schantz of Hastings, passed away on October 21, 2017 in Hastings at the age of 66. She was born on May 21, 1951, the daughter of Walter W. and Laura B. (Mangus) Winebrenner.


Sally graduated from Hastings High School in 1969. She worked at Hastings Manufacturing and K&E Tackle, retiring in 2015. She married Michael R. Schantz on September 29, 1973. Sally was a member of the Freeport Baptist Church. She loved camping, traveling, scrapbooking and spending time with her grandchildren.


Sally was preceded in death by her husband, of 42 years, Michael Schantz, father, Walter Winebrenner, mother-in-law, Colleen (Jones) Schantz, and sister-in-law, Kathleen (Girrbach) Schantz.


She is survived by her mother, Laura (Mangus) Winebrenner of Hastings, Michigan, father-in-law, Karl Schantz of Hastings, Michigan, daughter, Shellie (Kevin) Hubert of Chassell, Michigan, son, Aaron (Alison Fouts) Schantz of Zeeland, MI, son, Todd (Tiffany Cappon) Schantz of Hastings, MI, grandchildren Orin and Kyle Hubert, Phoebe, Jonathon, and Sophia Schantz, brothers, and sisters, Mary Winebrenner, Margaret (Timothy) Nicholson, Laura (Allen) Strouse, John (Cynthia) Winebrenner, Thomas (Ann) Winebrenner, James (Karen) Winebrenner, Grace (Timothy) Fish, Daniel Winebrenner and 26 nieces and nephews.


Memorial contributions may be made to Freeport Baptist Church, 380 County Line Rd. (108th St), Freeport, MI 49325 or a Charity of One's Choice.


A Memorial Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Girrbach Funeral Home, 328 S. Broadway St., Hastings, MI 49058. A Memorial Service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Girrbach Funeral Home. Pastor Ron Perrine will officiate the service. A luncheon will follow the service at the Freeport Community Center, 200 State St., Freeport, MI.


Interment will take place at Dowling Cemetery on Thursday, October 26th at 10:00 am. The family will go in procession from the Funeral Home, leaving at 9:30 am, if you would like to attend.


Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence, visit









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