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780 12th St. SW
P.O. Box 822
Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone: 712-546-4903
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Edith Sand

Edith Mae "Edy" Sand (Heinis)

Saturday, October 13th, 1923 - Saturday, October 12th, 2019
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Marcus, Iowa – Edith ‘Edy’ Mae Sand, of Marcus, Iowa went to her eternal rest October 12, 2019 at the age of 96 at the Heartland Care Center in Marcus. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, Iowa. Burial will follow at Holy Name Cemetery in Marcus. Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Holy Name Catholic Church. The family will be present from 5 – 7 p.m. with a Rosary at 4:45 p.m. and a Scriptural Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. There will also be one hour of visitation at the church prior to Mass on Wednesday.

Edy was born October 13, 1922 to Ambrose and Elizabeth (Fluegel) Heinis in Morris, MN. Edy married Merle Sand on April 12, 1939 and they celebrated 51 years together until Merle’s passing on Christmas Day 1990. To this union 10 children were born.

Edy was a gentle loving soul, dedicated wife, wonderful mother, grandmother (great & great-great), sister, aunt and friend. Edy always had a ready smile, welcoming you into her home where the coffee was always on and there was always something to eat, which you were encouraged not once but several times to partake of. Early morning coffees, every day of the week were attended by many – where the tales of her children’s antics grew with every passing year. If you asked Edy if the stories were true- she denied it- as ALL of her children were Angels!

Edy enjoyed bowling in the early years, poker with a great bunch of gals, the slot machines and playing cards, especially Hand and Foot - where she would have an overflowing hand of cards – BUT she just couldn’t go down. Secret was she wanted that “wild pile” worth 2000 points. And we can’t forget that the “candy cupboard” was always full.

Left to cherish her memory are sons Chuck (Julie), John(Patty), all of Marcus, Steve (Dian) of Chandler,AZ., Ed (Margot) of Marcus, Ia., Bill (Stephanie) of Waukee, Ia. and son-in-law Willie Goth of Marcus,Ia. Daughters Peggy(Dick) Hays of Tulsa, OK., Kathy(Ken) Ogren, Barb(Doug) Dreckman and daughter-in-law Rita Sand all of Marcus, Ia. 34 grandchildren, 77 great-grandchildren, and 24 great-great grandchildren. Sisters Dorothy (Toppy) Wetherell of Peterson and June Davis of Spencer, Iowa. Brother and sister-in-law Mary and Dale Bunkers of Granville,IA. Several nieces, nephews and many good friends.

Preceding Edy in death were her parents, husband Merle, daughter Patty Goth, son Jim Sand and grandson Troy Sand. Brothers Ralph and Lyle Heinis and sisters Myrtle Dawson, Helen Smith and Pearl Frangenberg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family for scholarships and charities.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 2:00pm - 7:00pm
    Holy Name Catholic Church
    100 N. Elm Street
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    Rosary at 4:45 p.m. Vigil at 7:00 p.m.
  • Service

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 10:30am
    Holy Name Catholic Church
    100 N. Elm Street
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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    Father Bill McCarthy
  • Interment

    Holy Name Cemetery
    Intersection of Highland Drive & Ames Avenue
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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  • Reception

    Holy Name Catholic Church
    100 N. Elm Street
    MARCUS, IA 51035
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Sandy Wallin

Posted at 12:07am
So very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and such a caring person! Sending you warm thoughts, good memories and prayers! Sandy Wallin

Milt Avery

Posted at 02:23pm
Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Posted at 12:30pm
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Luci Ferrin

Posted at 10:42am
Kathy, and all the Sand family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I always liked her wonderful smile! She will be missed by many. Please accept my Sincere condolences for your loss!

Luci Ferrin

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