In Memory of

Sandra Lynn Beals

September 19, 1946 - April 9, 2021
From: Cherokee, IA

Sandra “Sandi” Lynn Beals, age 74 of Cherokee, IA, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021. Visitation with the family present will be held at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral home from 10:30 am - noon on Saturday, April 24th. Graveside memorial services and inurnment will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Storm Lake, IA at 1 pm. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

 Sandra Lynn (McCabe) Beals, daughter of William F. and Lois (Booth) McCabe was born September 19, 1946, in Storm Lake, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Aurelia, IA, where she attended school and graduated from Aurelia High School in 1964. On April 24, 1971, she was united in marriage to Joseph “Joe” Karl Beals of Cherokee, IA at the Immaculate Conception Church. They spent their life together in Cherokee where they raised their children. Sandi worked her entire career in patient care at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute for over 30 years until her retirement in 2001.

 Sandi had many hobbies. She was an avid reader and rarely missed attending her weekly book groups.  She loved attending events & performances by her children and grandchildren. She often attended social events like the Cherokee Jazz festival, Aurelia coffees, and class reunions. She also loved bird watching, learning about history and genealogy, but most of all, she cherished time spent with family and friends.

 Sandi passed away with family at her side at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Karl Beals; her parents, William F. and Lois McCabe; and her father-in-law Joseph J. Beals.  

 She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Linda (Jeff) Ducommun of Larrabee, IA, Karla (Brandon) Frehse of Everly, IA, and Joseph W. Beals (wife Jamie Wilger) of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Kyler and Kylah Ducommun and William and Walker Frehse; sisters, Vicki (Tom) Griffin of Seattle, WA, and Toni (Phil) Spady of Bellevue, WA; mother-in-law, Bertie Beals of Cherokee, IA; sister-in-law, Shirley (Randy) Kirchner; and other family and friends.

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SERVICES
Visitation with the family present will be held at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral home from 10:30 am - noon on Saturday, April 24th. Graveside memorial services and inurnment will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Storm Lake, IA at 1 pm.
OFFICIATING
Monsignor Kenneth Seifried
INTERMENT
Strom Lake St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Storm Lake, Iowa

Condolences

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:38 AM
“My family and I send along our deepest sympathies & condolences to the family of Sandra Beals. I worked with Sandy for many years at the Cherokee MHI. Sandy was so kind to me when I worked at the MHI. She was a friend and mentor, always with a gentle way about her and always with a giant, beautiful smile! God Bless Sandy and may He Bless all of her family.

Kindest Regards & Greatest Admiration,
Janice C. Nelson & Family
David (Son, Cherokee, Iowa)
Dr. Daniel Nelson Family (Son, Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- Daniel & Maria, and children: Eric & Elisha)”
- Janice C. Nelson & Family
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:38 AM
“Our deepest sympathies go out to all of the Beals family. Sandy was a wonderful gal and will truly be missed by all. I remember a lot of days when we walked by her house she was always reading. Always had time to chat though. I also remember what a wonderful friend she was to my sister Dana. They had a lot of good times while working at MHI together as well as Sandy coming out to see her in Tacoma. Our hearts go out to you all. ❤️❤️Karla an Kyle ”
- Karla and Kyle Lundy
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:38 AM
“We were so sorry to hear of Sandi’s passing. She was a very dear friend of ours, always ready with a hug and a smile when we would see her. We will always remember the kindness and big heart she had for everyone. She will be very missed. Our thought, prayers and sympathy are extended to her family.”
- Mark & Deb Ammons
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:38 AM
“Linda, Karla, and Joe, you have my most heartfelt sympathy. Worked with Sandy at MHI, and was friends with her and your dad forever after that. So many good times...Sandy always had time for you, so funny and smart. Sandy and Joe were a perfect pair...Love you Sandy...I know your rejoicing in heaven with Joe, Dana, Jonsey, Judy, and your loved ones...Love and miss you so, Krista File”
- Krista File
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:38 AM
“My sympathies to all of Sandi’s family. Sandi & I were friends since kindergarten in Alta, Iowa. Then both of our families moved to the Aurelia area and we were once again classmates & friends. We enjoyed many overnight stays at each other’s homes. I hadn’t been back to the Aurelia area for many years, but always remember our class reunions that I was able to attend and my visits with my friend, Sandi. She was a loyal friend and a sweet, lovely lady. I will always cherish our friendship and times together. May Jesus give you all the comfort and peace that only He can provide.
Marilyn (Micky Ford) Oleson ”
- Micky (Ford) Oleson
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:38 AM
“We were saddened to hear of Sandi's passing. So hard to lose your last parent. Our sincere sympathies~~”
- Roger & Janet Sleezer
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:38 AM
“My condolences to you all on your loss.”
- Mike Traster
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:38 AM
“So sorry to hear that Sandy has passed. She was a wonderful person and it was always a joy to run into her when I returned home for a visit. My condolences on your loss. ”
- Kelly Heinen
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7:32 PM
“Bill and I extend our sympathy to the families of Linda, Karla, and Joe. I worked with your mom many years at MHI, resulting in a warehouse of memories. As you walk this difficult journey be comforted by knowing your mom never missed an opportunity to share the joy and pride each of you gave her. Thinking of all of you. Bill and Cheryl Gordon”
- cheryl gordon
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2:27 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss, I was very fond of Sandi. You have my sympathy.”
- Linda F Struck
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2:27 PM
“ Sandy and I crossed paths at many ventures; most notably having to do with books. Sandy was one of the smartest people I knew. She not only read books, she digested them. Rest in peace, Sandy. My sincere sympathy to her family.
- Elaine Messerole
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2:27 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Sandy was a special lady. Every time we were in Aurelia we would look forward to spending time visiting with Sandy. When we first moved to Aurelia she and my neighbor took me under their wing. and took me to my first dance at the Cobble Stone and the Roof Garden. I also remember helping with their hair for their prom. Lots of good memories of Sandy and look forward to meeting her again in heaven.”
- Carole Nelson
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:27 AM
“So sorry to hear about Sandi's passing. I worked with her for several years at MHI when she was on the Children's/Adolescent unit. What a lady. She was fun and so enjoyable to visit with. Take care and hugs to all of you.
- Mike and Joyce Bechtel
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:27 AM
“I was so sad to hear of Sandi's passing . I worked at MHI with her. She was always very nice and friendly. Rest well Sandi”
- Barbara Downing Evans
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:27 AM
“Rest Easy, Sandi!!
- Ron and Jan Witcombe
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:27 AM
“Thinking of all the years we worked and played together. I always brought you back Kona coffee from the islands. I know you will have many adventures you read about in all those books. R.I.P. Sandi”
- Barb Perrin
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:27 AM
“Dear Joe, Linda, Karla and family, I am so very sorry for your loss of Sandi! I miss her too. We all share positive memories of good times shared with Sandi. I trust the memories will help sustain us as time goes by. Be well. Jim Adamson”
- Jim Adamson
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:58 AM
“Remembering a very kind classmate and thankful I got to visit with her at our 50th Class Reunion at Okoboji a few years ago. A sweet, special lady - we are sorry for your loss and pray for God to comfort your aching hearts. Rhoda and Larry Baldwin”
- Rhoda (Wehrspann) Baldwin
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:58 AM
“I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Our friendship goes back to our early “twenties” when I was your mom’s personal attendant at your parent’s wedding. Treasure your memories of Joe and Sandy. ”
- Pam (Torrey) Nordine
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:58 AM
“Joe Karla and Linda, so shocked to hear ur mom passed have so many good memories of all of u ur dad and her living next door to my brother hid bless u all and my sincere sympathies, Peg”
- Peggy Hinkhouse
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:58 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about Sandra, my thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was a very sweet lady and now her and Carl are together again. R.I.P.Sandra🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊”
- Amy Strahmann Booher
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:58 AM
“I am sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. Her family has my sympathies.
I have enjoyed doing her hair for "many" years. During our visits she often told me about all the books she has read. She was such a kind person and I will surely miss her.”
- Jerri Corken
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:58 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to the Beals family at the loss of your mother and grandmother. We have so many memories of visits with Sandy. She always had a story to share. We will miss seeing her and catching up. May your memories bring you comfort during this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
- Stacy Bezoni
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:58 AM
“My heartfelt sympathies to you on the loss of your mom. I always enjoyed being a neighbor to her. She was such a friendly lady. May your memories bring you comfort during this time.”
- Kari Pinto
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:58 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom babysat me as a little girl and later I worked with her at MHI. My deepest sympathy. Deb Hinkeldey ”
- Deb Hinkeldey
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:58 AM
“So sorry to hear of her passing.... we work together at mhi for many years and had some good times... blessings and peace to her family...”
- GLENDA Schleef
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:58 AM
“Our sympathy to the family. ”
- Jan Brown
Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:58 AM
“So very sorry to hear of Sandi's passing. Our sympathy extended to the family. She loved each of you very much and proudly told endless stories about you! May she rest in peace.”
- Susan Bakker
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4:23 PM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Sandy. My sympathy and prayers 🙏to family. ”
- Kaye Carlson
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4:23 PM
“I'm so very sorry to hear about Sandi's passing. I worked with her at MHi and visited with her over lunch the last time I was in Cherokee.”
- Pam Sturgeon
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4:23 PM
“Deepest Sympathy to the Beals Families, may Sandy Rest in Peace. ”
- Duane Mummert
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4:23 PM
“So sorry to hear of Sandi’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and friend. ”
- Mary Morris
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4:23 PM
“I am so shocked and saddened to hear of this. My prayers go out to you all. Sandi was such a sweet, kind soul. ”
- Kathy Meyer
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4:23 PM
“I am a classmate of Sandi from Aurelia. I was so sorry to hear of Sandi passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family in this time of loss. 🙏🙏”
- Janet Peterson Buenger
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4:23 PM
“Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your mom. She was always so friendly when we visited at SYC and it was so obvious how much she loved her family.”
- Cherri/Phil Driver
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