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Alma Marie (Shald) Sandall

April 23, 1941 ~ January 2, 2021 (age 79)


Alma Marie (Shald) Sandall was born on April 23, 1941, in Stuart, Holt County, Nebraska, to Frank Russell and Ellen Louise (Turner) Shald.  She was raised and educated in the area of her birth, graduating from Rock County High School in Bassett, Nebraska in 1959. 

On July 1, 1961, Alma was united in marriage with John C. “Cal” Sandall in Bassett, NE.  The couple made their home in Bassett, Norfolk and then moved to Eagle Grove, Iowa in 2002.  Cal preceded her in death on April 30, 2002.

Alma worked as a nurse’s aide and then as the Administrator at the Rock County Hospital in Bassett for 17 plus years and then for Supertel Hospitality in Norfolk for 13 years.

Alma was a member of the United Methodist Church in Bassett, NE and Eagle Grove, Iowa.  She was also a member of the Eagle Grove Equality Club and the Eagle Grove Quilters.

Alma passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Rotary Senior Living, at the age of 79 years.  She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Charles Shald and sisters, Mildred Taylor, Lucy McDaniel and Bernice Lingenfelter.

She is survived by her three daughters:  Laurie Sandall and husband Dave Barker of Columbus, OH, Kathleen Ockinga and husband Doug of Kearney, NE and Elaine Schope and husband Wayne of Eagle Grove, IA and four grandchildren: Naomi and Danielle Barker and Graeham and Wayne III Schope.

Visitation will be held at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove on Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. and memorial services at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Alaire Willits, officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date in the Bethesda Cemetery in Bradshaw, Nebraska.

Memorials may be left to the Eagle Grove Memorial Library 101 S. Cadwell Ave Eagle Grove, IA 50533, the Rock County High School Scholarship 

Rock County High School Foundation Fund PO Box 326 Bassett NE 68714   or to the discretion of the family.


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 Service Program


January 9, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Foust Funeral Home
1115 SW 2nd Street
Eagle Grove, Iowa 50533

Memorial Service
January 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Foust Funeral Home
1115 SW 2nd Street
Eagle Grove, Iowa 50533

Interment will be held at a later date.

Bethesda Cemetery
Hwy #34
Bradshaw, NE 68319

Please note
Masks are required and social distancing protocols must be followed. Burial will take place at a later date in the Bethesda Cemetery - Bradshaw, NE.


Eagle Grove Memorial Library
101 S Cadwell Ave, Eagle Grove IA 50533
Tel: 1-515-448-3674

Rock County High School Scholarship Rock County High School Foudation 68845
PO Box 326, Bassett NE 68714

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