Andrea Straatemeier |

Andrea Straatemeier

A celebration of life will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 21, 2007, at 18098 State Highway 20, Nevada City, for Andrea “Andy” Straatemeier.

Mrs. Straatemeier died Sept. 30 of a ruptured brain aneurysm. She was 58. According to her wishes, no funeral will be held.

Mrs. Straatemeier was born March 28, 1949, in Lodi. She lived in Galt and Rio Visa, where she graduated from high school in 1967.

In 1976, Mrs. Straatemeier earned a nursing degree from the College of Marin. She worked at Alta Bates Hospital in Oakland; Placerville Hospital; Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, where she met her husband in 1979; and as head nurse for ICU at Los Gatos Community Hospital.

In 1981, she married and moved to Nevada City to become the supervisor of nurses at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, which she was for 15 years. She also was coordinator of the Breast Cancer Imaging Center and surgical liaison for outpatient surgery. In 1998, she became a nurse for Milhous Boys Ranch for four years. At the time of her death, she was public health coordinator and emergency preparedness facilitator for Nevada County.

Mrs. Straatemeier enjoyed hiking, biking, gardening and the outdoors. She taught gymnastics at Stellar Gymnastics Academy, which she and her husband owned from 1993 to 2002. Those who knew her remember her energy, sense of humor, selflessness, work ethic, loving ways and support for breast cancer prevention.

Mrs. Straatemeier is survived by children Logan and Bryce Straatemeier; stepdaughter, Heidi Winslow of Glen Ellen; grandchildren Tyler and Kayla; mother and stepfather Loretta and Charlie Cadloni of Deary, Idaho; brothers John Cadloni of Lewiston, Idaho, and Dennis Imhoff of Patterson; sisters LaRae Lichti of Deary, Idaho, Wandy McKay of Sonora and Joyce Benningfield of Rio Vista, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Perry.

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