In Memory of

Sandra Kay Schlenger

December 31, 1941 - October 7, 2019
From: Cherokee, IA

Sandra attempted to ring in the New Year with her birth but fell short; with being born at the Sioux Valley Hospital on December 31, 1941. She was the second daughter born to Barton and Floriene Sangwin of Meriden, Iowa. She attended Meriden Public School with her favorite teacher being Mrs. Bastian. She graduated as a member of the class of 1960.

 Sandra met the love of her life in 1957; when Melvin showed up in Meriden with his best friend. Sandra and Melvin were married on November 4, 1961, at the Oakdale Church in rural Meriden.

 Her first job was at Hope’s Fashion Farm as a sales clerk for 21 years and then continued at Jeanne’s Boutique. A few years later she became a home healthcare aide for the Cherokee Regional Medical Center until she retired due to health reasons. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a true farm girl always outside with her father. Sandra and Melvin took great pride in raising their three children on the farm. Her great pride was her huge flower gardens and a garden that had every possible vegetable planted in it. The highlight of the summer season was cleaning chickens and canning corn in mass amounts. Her time playing cards and any board game were highlights to many of her days. Sandra’s greatest joy in life was her family. She loved to go on Sunday drives and stop by her children’s home to check in with them and get caught up on their activities. She totally enjoyed attending the grandchildren’s events as a Brave or Eagle fan. Sandra took great pride that her children had found their mates and have very wonderful families. She loved her church families no matter the affiliation; but currently her love was her church family at the Evangelical Free Church in Meriden.

 On Tuesday, October 7, 2019, Sandra passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center, at the age of 77. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin in 2001, her parents, Barton and Floriene Sangwin, and her sister, Patricia Schallau.

 Survivors include her children: daughter Karla Prunty and her husband Kyle; daughter Karin Cedar and her husband Randy; and son Kenny Schlenger and his wife Melissa; grandchildren: Nichole Gustafson and her husband Neil, Becca Davis and her husband Tony, Jessica Bieber and her husband Philip, Tyler Prunty and fiancé Bailee Nelson, Emily Schlenger, Brooklynn Schlenger, and Paige Schlenger; great-grandchildren, Elena, Nolyn, Zeke, and Noah; she is also survived by other relatives; and special friends, as well as her neighbors at “The Beck”.

 

Tribute Video
SERVICES
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 11, 2019, at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church in Meriden, Iowa.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Andrew Mahoney
VISITATION
Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday night with the family present at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church.
INTERMENT
Liberty Township Cemetery
Rural Meriden, Iowa

Condolences

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 1:28 PM
“SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOU MOMS PASSING, KARLA. I VISITED WITH HER AND SHE SAID SHE WAS TRAVELING A LOT AND ENJOYING EVERY MINUTE OF IT. GLAD SHE GOT TO DO THAT. MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU !”
- BETTY STAVER
Monday, October 14, 2019 at 1:28 PM
“Sympathy to your family on the loss of your mother. May God give you peace and comfort at this sad time.
Sharon Henkel”
- Sharon Henkel
Friday, October 11, 2019 at 1:07 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and each family member. Sandy and Mel were the best neighbors. ”
- Lori Reusch
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:27 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort knowing she no longer has to fight the battle. She was one tough cookie.
Jim & Brenda Perrin ”
- Brenda Perrin
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:27 AM
“Karin Sorry for your loss, your Family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God give her eternal rest and Wishing your Family the peace to bring comfort,courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.”
- Darling Orozco
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:27 AM
“.........simply the best of the best, the kindest, most loving. Ever.
Thinking of you all.
Tricia Vredenburg”
- Tricia Vredenburg
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