Sandi passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at her home surrounded by the love of her family.
Sandi was the youngest of four children. She was born in Valentine, Neb. on Sept. 30, 1944, approximately 15 minutes after her twin sister, Sally. She is the daughter of Glen and Florence Kibbee. She grew up and lived in South Dakota, where she graduated from Newell High School in 1963.
In 1964, she married LeRoy Fiscus. From this union they had three girls, Leah, Kelly and Rhonda. Her husband passed away nine short years after they married.
Sandi continued to raise her three girls on her own while she worked as a beautician for several years and then traded in her shears for carpentry tools where she worked for Boise Cascade building houses.
In 1988, she met Ron Kaneski and fell in love again. Sandi and Ron were self-employed and established Wood and Steel Pro Systems. As general contractors, they built many buildings, structures and other amazing works of wood. Together they completely remodeled their home. Sandi's woodworking skills could possibly be matched, but not bettered.
Sandi was famous for her chocolate cake, which she made for birthdays and picnics. She enjoyed gardening and grew some of the biggest and tastiest tomatoes in town. She liked solving Sudoko puzzles when she took time to sit down.
Sandi was a longtime member of Christ the King Lutheran Church and a current member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Several times throughout her battle with cancer you could hear her say, "Let God's will be done."
She is survived by her husband of 22-½ years, Ron Kaneski of Billings; children, Mark (Glenna) Kaneski of Alaska, Leah (Dwane) Kailey of Helena, Kelly Fiscus (Greg Fitzwilliams) of Billings, and Rhonda (Mike) Losey of Alder; her father, Glen Kibbee of Billings; her sisters, Doris Anderson of Spearfish, S.D.; twin sister, Sally (Bill) Malone of Stevensville; her grandchildren, Anthony, Joe, Hannah, Michelle, Brandi, Taylor, Jordan, Luke, Shayla and Cassandra; one great-granddaughter, Avalynn; and numerous nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, LeRoy Fiscus; her mother, Florence, in 1992; and her brother, Duane, in 1997.
Sandi's family would like to express their deepest gratitude toward the staff at RiverStone Hospice for their care, comfort and support throughout the final days of her life.
Cremation has taken place and a service is scheduled at Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow the service.
If you would like to send a donation, please select either Seattle Children's Hospital, PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145; or RiverStone Hospice, 123 S. 27th St., Billings, MT 59101; or a charity of your choosing.