In memory of

Sandy Heim

December 20, 1935 - February 16, 2021
From: Sac City, IA | Originally: Early, IA
Sandy Heim

Sandy Heim

Born: December 20, 1935
Died: February 16, 2021
Age: 85
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   Sandy Heim, age 85 of Sac City, IA, formerly of Early, IA, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge, IA, surrounded in love by her children. Kassandra Kay Kurth was born on December 20, 1935, to parents Rene and Mary Kathryn (Karn) Kurth in Lake City, IA. She went to country school in Calhoun County, IA, and attended Lake City High School.
   On June 23, 1952, Sandy married Paul Heim and to this union six children were born: Victoria (Vicki), Charles (Chuck), Barbara (Barb), Eric (Rick), Jeffrey (Jeff) and Kimberly (Kim). Sandy was first and foremost a wife and mother, something she was very proud of. After raising her children, she worked various jobs, including at Bil-Mar Foods in Storm Lake, Payless Cashways in Early, and as a dispatcher for Sac County Emergency Communications.
   Sandy loved her community and was a member of the Early Community Development Board where she managed subsidized apartments until her early eighties. She could be found each morning at the Early Community Center, gathered with friends for morning coffee.
   Sandy enjoyed reading mystery novels, completing crossword puzzles, playing cards with friends, and tending to her house plants and vegetable garden.  However, her most cherished activity was a raucous family get-together at her home in Early.
   Left to cherish Sandy’s memory include her children: Vicki Heim of Whitesboro, TX, Chuck (Kendra) Heim of South Point, OH, Barb (Jerry) Weinzetl of Las Vegas, NV, Rick (Kay) Heim of Whitesboro, TX, Jeff (Ann) Heim of Bettendorf, IA and Kim Nibbelink of Sioux Center, IA; a gaggle of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brothers Bill (Karen) Kurth of Lake City, IA, Don (Joan) Kurth of Bullhead City, AZ, Jim (Sue) Kurth of Arvada, CO and sister Mary Kay Litzel of Ames, IA; many nieces and nephews spread far and wide; other extended family members and friends.
   Sandy was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Heim; parents Rene and Kathryn Kurth; brother Bob Kurth; daughter-in-law Irain Lynn (Campbell) Heim; son-in-law Jeff Nibbelink; and grandchildren Jordan Heim and Melanie Heim.
  In lieu of flowers or plants the family requests you offer a memorial contribution to New Hope Village in Carroll, IA, where Sandy’s granddaughter, Melanie, was a long-time resident, or the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home, Fort Dodge, IA, where Sandy passed in comfort and peace.
Celebration of Life
1:00 p.m., Saturday
February 20, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa

Pastor Dawn Freese
At A Later Date
St. Marys Catholic Cemetery
Auburn, Iowa


Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1:51 PM
“We have so many wonderful memories of Sandy. Our sympathy to all.”
- Butch and Mary Jo Martin
Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 3:34 PM
“Thanks for the Very positive memories of Sandy and Paul. They treated us very well as we were growing up. Our sympathy.”
- Dick and Jane Wiederhold
Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 3:34 PM
“I was sad to hear about your moms passing, she truly was an amazing woman. My prayers and sympathy to all your family. I have fond memories of my visits with her at her home and recently living at Oak Terrace Estates. ”
- Tina Williams
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 3:06 PM
“The last time I saw Sandy she was visiting Paul's grave site, so this has to be a happy time for her now as they are together again. My condolence to the family, she was a wonderful lady, will truly be missed. ”
- Don & Joan Wiederhold
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:18 PM
“We are saddened to hear the passing of Sandy, our thoughts and prayers are with the Family at this difficult time.”
- Richard & Melody Heim
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:18 PM
“I was sadden to hear of the passing of my former neighbor(for 24 years) and friend. To Sandy's family you have my deepest sympathy at your loss. Psalm 34:18 The Lord is near the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
- Deborah K Johnson
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:18 PM
“What a perfect picture of Sandy! I will always remember her welcoming smile. She was a wonderful lady in so many ways. I have many fond memories of her and your family. My deepest sympathies to the family.”
- Pat Miller
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:18 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to all for the loss of Aunt Sandy. Just found out sad news later this morning. Take care. ”
- Dick and Deb Wuebker
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:18 PM
“You are in our thoughts and prayers Always remember the Heim family monthly card games ”
- Mary Heim Tonsfeldt
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 5:59 PM
“Sending love and hugs to my cousins. It's been years since we've all been together, but I have very fond memories of many Thanksgiving dinners at Aunt Sandy's house. I will remember Aunt Sandy for her strength, honesty and love of family. May you all find comfort in the coming days. Love, Terri”
- Terri Messina
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 5:59 PM
“We were so sorry to hear about your mom. I have such fond memories of both her and your dad. Our thoughts and prayers ate with you all.”
- Kristy Blaha
Friday, February 19, 2021 at 10:38 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Thinking about you.”
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7:18 PM
“sorry for you lost ”
- Larry Heim
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 5:19 PM
“Sister Sandy, you will be greatly missed. We will cherish our memories. Our heartfelt love to all the family and friends. Hugs and prayers abundantly, Don and Joan”
- Don & Joan Kurth
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 3:05 PM
“Was very sorry to hear this. Got to know Sandy after retiring and moving to Early in 2012 thru the apts she managed. Always enjoyed our conversations as well as our shared enjoyment of the biweekly euchre tournaments at the Legion hall. Prayers and thoughts for all family and friends. Phil”
- Phil Stough
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:36 AM
“Our sincere sympathies for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Joe and Carol Heim”
- Joe Heim
Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 10:35 AM
“So sorry for your loss! We will keep you on our thoughts and prayers..”
- Linda and Delbert
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:03 PM
“Our sympathies and prayers to the family...Vick we are so sorry for your loss!”
- Brenda and Tim Peters
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 4:03 PM
“Will hold my dear sister and our friendship in my heart. Love to all her family and friends. ”
- Mary Kay Litzel
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 3:28 PM
“I grew up with Sandy's son, Jeff at Crestland. We played trombone together in the bands and sang in the choir together. Jeff gave me my first real Valentine's card when I was 12. Sending my thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace to Sandy's entire family! My father was at the same hospice center in Fort Dodge. What a beautiful facility and wonderful staff! Wish we had known to say "hello!" I so sorry for your loss! ”
- Brenda Russell
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