Sandra Raum, 80, of Gladbrook, IA passed away Friday, January 14, 2022 at her residence under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice in Gladbrook. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at Peace United Christ of Christ in Gladbrook. Visitation will be 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at Peace United Church of Christ in Gladbrook. Internment will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com
Sandra was born May 3, 1941 to Leon and Edna (Wilhimena Backen) Kesl in Tama, IA. She was raised in Southern Tama County graduating Tama High School in 1959. Sandra was united in marriage to Richard "Ed" Rowe in 1960 and was blessed with two children; Doug and Sharry. They later on divorced. In 1969, Sandra married Larry Raum and together had a daughter, Bonnie. Throughout her life Sandra worked as a Bookkeeper at Security Savings Bank in Marshalltown where she later retired in 2000. She was a member of the Women's Club, Peace Church Women's Fellowship, and the Legion Auxiliary. Sandra loved to bowl, play cards, volunteer at the Gladbrook Theater and enjoy coffee at the library on Friday afternoons.
Sandra will be missed by her three children; Douglas (Andrea) Rowe of Gladbrook, Sharry Johnson of Ames, IA, Bonnie (Scott) Murty of Traer, IA, six grandchildren; Alex Rowe, Taylor (Keith) White, Drew (Taylor) Raum, Cole Gilmore, Corissa (Kyle) Snider, Shawn Eisele, Faith (Michael Beck) Eisele, Ross Murty. Seven great grandchildren; Scarlett White, Willow White, Joella Snider, Annalise Snider, Elliott Harmon, Madelyn Raum, and Hadley Eisele. Two sisters; Kay Alston, Donna Stone, three brothers; Gary Kesl, Jim Kesl, Robert "Bob" Kesl, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Larry, parents, and a son-in-law, Pat Hilsabeck.
"Sandra's family, sorry to hear of your loss, prayers and thoughts go out to you today and the days ahead. Kesl siblings sorry to hear of the loss of your sister, since Gary being my classmate and the rest of you living south of where I did south of tama. Just read the tama paper and saw her obituary."
"I worked with Sandy at Security Bank for 8 years and have only good memories of her! My condolences to all her family. "
"Always remember Aunt Sandra's smile and laughter. Very fond memories of going to Grandma and Grandpa Kesl's south of Tama every Sunday for a wonderful meal with all the aunts, uncles, and cousins. Aunt Sandra along with all her siblings played a cards in the afternoon while the grandkids rollerskated in the basement and did many other things. I always heard Aunt Sandra's laugh! Will always remember it. Cherish all the memories with Aunt Sandra, Uncle Larry, Doug, Sharry, and Bonnie and the Kesl gatherings. So glad to have had a nice visit with Aunt Sandra at Christmas.
Julie (Kesl) and Casey Brazell"
"We will always remember Sandy big smile and her laughter, we are so sorry to hear of your loss, keeping you family in our thoughts and prayers.
Brett, Joy and family."
"So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers go out to the family "
"Sandy was a special person and I will remember our visit in her home and on the phone. "
"I worked many years with Sandy. What a wonderful person! My thoughts and prayers are with her family."
"Thoughts and prayers for Wendy's family. I have spot of good memories with Sandy. She was a good neighbor and friend. Now she is with Larry. May she rest in peace.??"
"My deepest condolances to all of Sandy's family. She will be missed by so many friends and family. She was such a great sister-in -law and always had such a bubbly personality. I remember when we shared an apartment in Toledo. My prayers to all.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sandy was such a beautiful woman. With love Denis Raum Monthy and Sue Rowe"