Joy "Tootsie" M. Ferdinandsen, 71, of Sandusky, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2013, in Cleveland Clinic.
Joy was born Dec. 6, 1941, in Sandusky, to Chales and Violet (Bertchi) Hastings. She was a retired UAW local 913 worker from Lear Corp. She also worked at Kmart and for Erie County.
She was an avid tennis and volleyball player and an animal lover.
She is survived by her daughter, Dawnya Ferdinandsen; sister, Dianna Purcell; nieces, Mikey Lowis, Rayna Willemse and Denise Delucio; nephews, Edward Hastings and John Lowis; and her five cats, Sniz, Ding, Tilla, Tuffy and Bun.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Ferdinandsen; her sister, Sally Lowis; brothers, Edward and Joel; sister-in-law, Margaret Hastngs; and her parents.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Feb. 2, in the J.W. Parker meeting room at the Sandusky Library, 114 W. Adams St., Sandusky.