Obituary of Sandra (Sandy) K. Hrenak

Born August 10,1954 in St. Louis, Mo., the only child of Richard and Kathen Ohnemus. Sandy grew up in North St. Louis County and pursued music though this portion of her life. She was an accomplished accordionist who competed in several national events.  This is how she met her future husband, John.


Sandy married John Hrenak in 1979 in St. Louis and re-located to Fort Scott so John could pursue a career in Civil Engineering with the Kansas Dept of Transportation. She initially worked for Brown’s Refrigerated Express and briefly in the County Clerk’s Office before finding her career in medical and dental claims processing for several firms.  She worked in this capacity for Western, Insurance, American States, Lincoln National, Great West, and retired with Cigna Insurance.


Sandy was an avid bowler, holding positions as a league and association officer. She also shared her husband’s interest in auto racing. Together, they attended many racing events in several states before taking the step into ownership and participation in racing.  Sandy was an integral part of the 2H racing team as it competed on tracks in SE Kansas and Western Mo for more than 12 years.


Sandy is survived by her husband John, Timothy (Debbie) Hrenak of Florissant, MO., Thomas (Donna) Hrenak of Marthasville, MO., Michael Hrenak, William (Laura) Hrenak, and Andrew (Jackie) Hrenak all of St. Charles, MO. She is also survived by 7 nieces, and 6 nephews.

She is preceded in death by both of her parents.


Sandy passed away at home on August 31st, may God bless her soul.


There was cremation.

A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 Wednesday evening, September 7th, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at





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