Sandy Blome, 61, died April 3 at her home in Chandler, Ariz.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 13 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Farnhamville with Pastor Jerry Raether officiating. Burial will be in the Paton Twp. Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. April 12 at the Palmer Funeral Home in Gowrie.
Sandra Kay Hirsch was born in Jefferson to Arlen and Laurene Joan (Schenck) Hirsch. She was baptized at Christ Lutheran Church, Churdan, and confirmed at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Farnhamville.
Sandy grew up on the family farm in rural Paton and attended grade school through high school at Paton-Churdan. She then attended and graduated from Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls with a degree in graphic arts.
Sandy was united in marriage to Bob Blome in 1981 at First Lutheran Church in Britt. Together they raised their daughter, Casey.
Sandy was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church and attended Mission del Sol Presbyterian Church. Prior to recent health issues, Sandy was very active at King of Glory, having served as the assistant church librarian and using her artistic talents to create cards and place cards for various church events.
Sandy’s hobbies included sewing, photography and calligraphy. She enjoyed using her calligraphy talents to create cards and envelopes for special occasions including wedding invitations, and birthday and anniversary cards for family and friends. Her cards were immediately recognizable when they arrived in the mail.
Sandy is survived by her husband, Bob, of 37 years; daughter Casey (Steven) Davidsmeyer, of Jacksonville, Ill.; father Arlen Hirsch, of Paton; sisters Deann (Burl) Schlicht, of Perry, Lisa (Mike) Wiederin, of Churdan, Penny (Jeff) Hart, of Ames; brother Terry (JoAnn) Hirsch of Sioux Falls, S.D.; brothers-in-law Jeff (Marvella) Blome, of Thompson, Doug (Susan) Blome, of Des Moines, Terry (Trudy) Blome, of Ledyard; sister-in-law Karen (Tim) Fredrickson, of Forest City; as well as many other extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arlowe and Wanda Blome.