With sadness, Sandberg Phoenix announces the death of Hetty Grant, who passed away on Saturday, August 9th. A vibrant member of the firm’s family, Hetty will be remembered fondly for bringing humor and joy to all with whom she worked.
“Hetty was just a wonderful person, a sweet human being who never had a harsh word for anyone,” said Sandberg Phoenix Executive Committee Member Kevin Krueger. “Her cheery disposition always brightened our day, and her hard work and organization helped us succeed in serving our clients, who loved interacting with her just as much as we did. We’ll all miss her very much.”
A paralegal since 1997, Hetty joined Sandberg Phoenix in November 2008, working in the areas of product liability and medical malpractice litigation. Hetty was also experienced in commercial litigation, FELA, bankruptcy, family law, estate planning and criminal law. She served on the Legal Studies Advisory Board for Maryville University and was a member of the St. Louis Paralegal Association. She earned her B.A. in Paralegal Studies with a minor in Political Science from Maryville University in St. Louis and was the recipient of the West Legal Studies Award for Excellence in Paralegal Studies.
Born in the Netherlands and growing up in Panama, Hetty developed a love for traveling the world, which she did with her husband for 33 years. Settling down in Columbia, Illinois, she collected memories of her travels and her family in scrapbooks, a hobby she enjoyed along with the occasional glass of a fine red wine.
Hetty is survived by her husband David; her daughter Angela; her son-in-law Scott; her grandchildren Seth, Lilleigh & Parker; her father Hindrik; her brothers William & Jacob; her sister Marianne; her niece Javelyn; and her nephew Henk. Hetty touched the lives of many individuals during her time at Sandberg Phoenix and will be sincerely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Memorials may be made to Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary ( www.crownridgetigers.com )
19620 Crown Ridge, Ste. Genevieve, MO. 63670.