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Theresa Colleen Filut (Sandusky), 54, peacefully passed away Monday evening, March 4th, 2019, after her courageous battle with cancer, under the care of Spectrum Health Hospice, with her family at her side.  

The daughter of Gregory & Patricia (Dyer) Sandusky, she was born July 3rd, 1964 in Grand Rapids. In the spring of 2006 she married Bill Allen Filut and together they shared 13 years of marriage.

Theresa was a kind and loving soul who spent much of her time surrounded by those she loved dearly. She was a giving person, going out of her way to help those in need. Theresa was an active member of Jackson Street Hall, volunteering at many events. She had a passion for Detroit sports and U of M football. Her favorite pastimes were spent at Duck Lake in northern Michigan spending time with her family, friends, and her precious granddaughter, Sophia.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gregory & Patricia Sandusky; nieces, Kensey & Michelle Ritzenhein; and mother-in-law Marge Ann Filut. Theresa is survived by her husband, Bill; children, Rob & Jasmine Hill,  Rachel Hill; step-children, Andrew & Mel Euker, and Katie Filut; granddaughter, Sophia; step-grandchildren, Tyson, Andrew, Jameson, Avaunte, and Kharmen; siblings, Kathy & Robert Ritzenhein, Ann & Ken Gressler, Greg Sandusky, Helen & John Vereecken, Elaine & George Dykehouse, Mike & Terri Sandusky, Pat Sandusky, Rebecca & Steve Topolski; father-in-law, Roger Filut; sister-in-law, Chris & Jim Ruark; along with many nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.   

A Celebration of Life will be held at  1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9th, 2019 at Jackson Street Hall, 921 Jackson St NW, Grand Rapids, 49504.

Envelopes for memorial contributions to Spectrum Health Hospice will be available on Saturday. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Theresa’s online guestbook or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Jim Galanis on March 6, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    My heartfelt, deepest condolensces to the entire family. It’s been 13 years since retiring from Atek at the time, but I used to work with her in Parts Washing. She had me come in early 2 hrs. to help out prior to her regular starting time. I appreciated that and we had a great working relationship. After all these years, and not having no contact, I am si saddened to hear of her loss at such a young age and still IS REMEMBERED AND NOT FORGOTTEN. Peace be with all of you.

  2. Deb & Jerome Schwind on March 7, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill and the rest of the family. Theresa was always the sweetest person! She will be missed by many.

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