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HEERKES, Sandra D. 1944-2013


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/18/2015 at 22:50:41

Sandra D. Heerkes, 69, of Dike, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo due to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 27th at 11:00 A.M. at the Dike United Methodist Church, 439 Church St., Dike, Iowa. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 26th from 4 to 7 P.M. at the church. Burial will be held privately at the Elmwood Cemetery in Dike.

Sandy was born on April 15, 1944 in Buffalo Center, Iowa, the daughter of Howard & Ora (Anderson) Hofbauer. She graduated from the Ventura High School with the class of 1962. On August 3, 1963, Sandy was united in marriage to Vernon Heerkes in Ventura. The couple welcomed 4 children and raised their family in the Dike Area.

She was a member of the Dike United Methodist Church and was very active in the church and served on several of the church committees. She also enjoyed getting together with her Thursday morning coffee group. Sandy liked puzzles, Scrabble, reading and cooking and baking with her grandchildren. Sandy and Vernon were blessed with being able to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 3rd of this year. What brought Sandy the most joy in her life was her family and especially her grandchildren. They were her number one priority and they will forever love and miss her.

Sandy is survived by her husband of 50 years Vernon of Dike; children Chris (Rhonda) Heerkes of Dike, Mike (Karen) Heerkes of Dike, Rob (fiancée Sara Joslin) Heerkes of Dike & Bethany (Russ) Larson of Reinbeck; grandchildren Krue Heerkes of Dike, Karson (Kyle) Roose of Allison, Bailey & Noah Heerkes of LaPorte City and Hannah & Olivia Heerkes of Dike; great-granddaughter Macy Roose of Allison; sister Mary (Bill) Brown of Wellsburg.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


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