GRANGER – Sarah Elizabeth Pellegrini, 34, Granger, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka.
Sarah was born June 30, 1978, in Logansport, to Bill Polei and Chris Long Polei. On Oct. 20, 2007, she was united in marriage to Raymond Robert Pellegrini at All Saints Catholic Church, Logansport.
Surviving are husband, Ray; daughter, Anne; son, Joseph, all of Granger; parents, Chris and Bill Polei, both of Logansport; grandmother, Jennie Brown, Winchester; sisters, Katie Keucher (husband, John), Westerville, Ohio, and Stephanie Polei (fiancé, Jimmy Faroh), Goshen; aunts, Karen Long, Jane Long and Dawn Long, all of Logansport; uncles David Long, Mark (Michele) Long, all of Logansport, and Mike Polei, Ridgeville; nephews Evan and Eric Pellegrini, both of Victorville, Calif., Adam and Daniel Keucher, both of Westerville, Ohio; cousins, Barb (husband, John) Davenport, Jean Brumbaugh, Jim Long, Rachel (husband, Rod) Hainje, Emily (husband, Wes) Anderson, Ryan Long (fiancée, Shae Creager), Kahla Long, Molly Long, Erin Buntain, Cassie (husband, Mark) Dobbs, Laura (husband, Landon) Blume, Meaghan Long, Patrick Long and Courtney Long, Carrie Becker (husband, Matthew), Holly Hamilton, Derek Hamilton, Allison Hylton, Levi Long, Mason Long, Dalton Long, Brilie Long, Cole Hainje, Luke Hainje, Anna Hainje, Noah Dobbs, Chase Dobbs, Corbin Blume, Case Anderson, Gabe Anderson, Matthew Anderson, Jodi Buckmaster (husband, Marc), Rick (wife, Paula) Polei, Brayden and Brenna Buckmaster and Dylan Polei.
Sarah was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Gene and Elizabeth Long; her paternal grandfather, Lloyd Polei; her aunts, Lisa Long Brown and Kathleen “Abbie” Long; her uncles, Joel Long and Dennis Long and her son, Malachi Pellegrini.
Sarah was a fertility care specialist at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and also worked as a respiratory therapist at Elkhart General Hospital. Previously, she worked as a perfusionist in Chicago before moving to Granger. She was an active member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Granger and served as a meal coordinator for “Elizabeth Ministry” there. Sarah graduated from Logansport High School in 1997. She was a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington in 2001 and Johns Hopkins University in 2003 with a perfusion certification.