Sandra Hartwig, 81

Sandra Hartwig, 81, of State Center, passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, March 28th, at the Iowa River Hospice Home with family at her side.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 31st, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in State Center with Rev. Joan Swander officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Hillside Cemetery at State Center. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home West Marshall Chapel is caring for Sandra and her family. Ph. 641-483-2900.

Born on November 17, 1937, in State Center, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Velma (Schuler) Loney. She graduated from the State Center High School in 1955. She was a faithful and lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and worked for Liston grocery in State Center and as a child-care provider for family and friends.

Sandra had a special place in her heart for animals and enjoyed them inside and outside her home (as her memorial fund testifies). Her family was precious and a highlight was watching her grandchildren graduate from high school and college. She enjoyed listening to country western on the radio and loved going to Hy-Vee – a trip never under four hours! Her visits with the staff members were special for all involved.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Chris Davis, of State Center and Lisa (Brett) Nichols, of State Center; grandchildren: Nathan Davis, of Minneapolis, MN, Megan Davis, of Scottsdale, AZ, Austin (Chelsea) Nichols, of State Center and Kaitlyn Nichols (Galen Perron), of State Center; one great-grandson, Hudson Nichols, sister-in-law Donna Loney, of West Des Moines, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and her faithful companion, Charlie the cat.

In death, Sandra rejoined her parents, her brother Veldon Loney (1991) and grandparents: Arent and Bessie Loney and William and Carrie Schuler.