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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. Patti Liszewski on March 5, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    My sincere condolences to Theresas family. Theresa was a great person. Fun to be with and always willing to listen. I really enjoyed being her friend. May she Rest In Peace in the loving arms of our Lord.

  2. Greg Hill on March 5, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    My heartfelt condolences go out to Theresa’s family and friends and to her husband Bill and Mine and Theresa’s children Rob and Rachel,She will be missed,this is not goodbye,we will see you later.

  3. Tammy Nelmark on March 5, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    You will be missed. Had some great funny times with you at work. Joking and laughing with one another while in the wash room weighing parts out. I am happy to call you my friend.

  4. Cindy Howe on March 6, 2019 at 11:34 am

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the family!

  5. Carrie&Terry Bischoff on March 6, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Keeping u n ur family n our prayers

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